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Cycling at hell's gate

By SYF77 on 10 Jan 2010

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It was a Thursday evening and I was on my way home, sitting on a bus along Eunos Link. I was looking out at the traffic with a tired mind after a long day at work and suddenly, this uncle cyclist caught my attention.

Initially, he was at the front of a traffic junction with the rest of the drivers and motorcyclists. When the traffic lights turned green, he cycled as fast as he could to keep up with the petrol powerplants beside him. The traffic is always quite busy on a weekday evening along Eunos Link and the rest of the road users were trying their best to avoid him.

I did some research and understand that cyclists are allowed on the Singapore road by law. However, an example of an act by this uncle is truly dangerous. He has become a road hazard to himself and other motorists. He could have cycled along the side of the road rather than at the middle of the traffic. I could not imagine the consequences if he accidentally fell off his bicycle or a car hits him by accident. In Chinese, there is a saying that for a cyclist, the human body covers the metal while for a driver, the metal covers the human body. It is a no brain'er question on who is at the losing end when these two collides. I suppose excercising some common sense is more important than what the law says.

I hope that this uncle arrived safely at his destination on that Thursday evening.

Cycling, traffic law, cyclist

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Mage Jan 11 2010 09:42 PM
idiot cyclist...
Carcuter88 Jan 12 2010 11:15 PM
Motorbike riders have to get license to travel on the roads.
Car drivers have to get license to travel on the roads.
Lorry drivers have to get license to travel on the roads.
Truck drivers have to get license to travel on the roads.
Bus drivers have to get license to travel on the roads.

Why cyclists don't even need to pass "Basic theory of driving test"?

So many cyclists die on the roads every year.
So who should be taken to task? The qualified driver, or the cyclist?
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