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Danger at filter road

By SYF77 on 20 Aug 2011

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Recently, Iíve posted some articles regarding road safety. This posting also addresses the same topic, and is targeted at the motorcyclists. I was driving along Jalan Eunos one day and was filtering into Sims Ave. The location is indicated by the blue arrow in the picture above.

As I was not driving too close to the kerb on the left, a motorcyclist managed to squeeze in between the empty space between the kerb and my car. Since I am filtering into a main road whereby the traffic is coming from my right, it is only naturally that I keep a lookout for vehicles coming from that direction. I did not notice the motorcycle on my left until I looked in front again after confirming that traffic on my right has cleared. I filtered into the second lane to create clearance space between my car and the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist filtered into Sims Ave concurrently. If the traffic on the main road is busy, I may have no choice but to filter into the first lane and the motorcyclist could have put himself in a potentially dangerous situation. Actually, readers may recall that we are taught to filter into the first lane at the driving schools.

In the event of an accident, a motorcyclist will get hurt more easily than a motorist for obvious reason. It would be unwise for a motorcyclist to put himself in a dangerous predicament just to save a few seconds.

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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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Weewee1976 Aug 22 2011 05:48 PM
My driving instructor taught me to keep as close to the kerb as possible to prevent such situations at filter lanes.
SYF77 Aug 22 2011 07:29 PM
That's a good method too.
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