These 2 cars was a Subaru Exiga followed by a Mitsubishi Lancer. Perhaps the Exiga has wide turning angle, or helmed by an incompetent driver, the front of the car actually went into the island slightly and the driver has to reverse the car in order to complete the U-turn. The oncoming traffic has to come to halt actually – all for this inconsiderate driver making an illegal U turn. What happen if the driver lost control of the car and crash onto island with the pedestrians in it? The consequences would be disastrous. Although what the Mitsubishi driver did was illegal too, at least he completed the U turn successfully and did not become a nuisance for other motorists.
However, what I feel is more dangerous in such a situation is that the motorist filtering in from the side road may not notice the car that has just ‘U-turned’. He would not expect it as it is not legal. The ‘U-turned’ car would probably appear in the filtered car’s blind spot and an accident is in the making. I’ve personally encountered such scenario several times at the junction between Bedok Reservoir Road and Eunos Link. Luckily, no accident has occurred but I do get a rude shock when a car suddenly appeared in my blind spot.
Through this blog entry, I hope to bring out the important of road safety, and everyone has a part to play in it.