Singaporeans spend so much time rushing here and there, living hectic lives. Sometimes, with everything that's happening, you neglect your own safety, and, in this case, you get put to sleep by a higher power.
If you watched the recent Mortal Kombat movie, the way the jaywalker flew reminds me of this scene. But I digress. Let's get right into the video.
It's a sunny (風和日麗) afternoon along a 2-lane road. The right lane is congested. The cam car navigates his way to the left lane (I would too to escape waiting).
The cam car speeds up on the empty left lane and "Mr Ronaldo" (I'm going to call the jaywalker Mr Ronaldo) dashes out of nowhere into the path of the cam car.
"Mr Ronaldo" 👇
Ouch! What an impact. It looks painful, doesn't it? The impact is so strong that it even sends him flying and flipping before crumpling to an unconscious heap on the road.
The driver does not look like it's going extremely fast as he just started picking up speed not too long before Mr Ronaldo jumped in. Think of Mr Ronaldo like a tennis ball and the cam car as a tennis racket. That's rebounding at the maximum velocity right there.
Here's the full video.
While it does not look life threatening, I wish Mr Ronaldo a quick recovery and please watch out for traffic when you cross the road! Even better still, don't jaywalk!
On 11th May 2021, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) uploaded a video onto their official Facebook page featuring the Commander of Traffic Police, SAC Gerald Lim. Spanning 4 minutes, the video takes on the latest amendments to the Road Traffic Act and other traffic-related matters.
Key amendments to the Road Traffic Act
1. Illegal speed trials
An illegal speed trial is defined by a trial where two or more vehicles compete at high speeds through a stretch of road. As noted in the video, vehicles that are involved in illegal speed trials may also be illegally modified to go faster, which is an offence on its own.
For first-time offenders, individuals will face a fine of up to $5,000, up to 12 months of imprisonment or both. Repeat offenders will face a jail sentence of up to 24 months, a fine of $10,000 or both.
Additionally, MHA announces that the vehicle forfeiture routine for illegal speed trials will be amended to make it non-mandatory. This means that if an offender is not the owner of the vehicle involved in an illegal speed trial, and if an offender had used the vehicle without the owner’s consent, there will be no forfeiture of the vehicle to the state. This will ensure that the forfeiture regime is consistent with other offences.
2. Pretending to be the offending driver
Under the new amendments, it is now an offence to defeat the course of justice by asking someone else to pretend to be the offending driver for various situations. This involves not just the individual who is facing the penalties on behalf of someone else, but also the individual who is asking someone else to face the penalties on their behalf.
The penalty for this offence includes facing imprisonment for up to 12 months, a fine of up to $10,000, or both. Offenders will also be disqualified from driving.
3. Road rage
While road rage has been steadily declining in recent years, this uncouth behaviour still exists among local drivers. As such, MHA is introducing new laws to make it easier for motorists who commit this offence to be completely disqualified from driving.
According to a CNA article, this new amendment includes license disqualification for all offences under any written law committed in the context of road rage. These offences include voluntarily causing hurt, causing death by negligent act and wrongful restraint.
For motorists who find themselves a victim of a road-rage offence, SAC Gerald advises drivers to:
1. Remain calm
2. Avoid an exchange of words
3. Apologise to diffuse the situation
4. Call the authorities if the offender continues to be hostile
MHA has also introduced minor amendments with regards to road safety.
1. Driving license suspensions
Under the new amendment, there is no need for secondary legislation to prescribe the circumstances and suspension lengths for future suspensions of driving licenses. This is to provide more operational flexibility.
2. Enhanced criminal penalties
Enhanced criminal penalties for serious traffic offences and repeat offenders will only apply to individuals who have been convicted on at least 2 previous instances.
This would mean that drivers who have been charged and convicted of the same offence before will face the enhanced penalties, even if the maximum penalty for the offence is lower.
3. Taking compounded offences into account for court sentencing
With the new amendment, the court will be able to take into account any traffic offence compounded after 2019 as aggravating factors during sentencing.
What are your thoughts on the new amendments? Should there be more done to ensure greater traffic safety on our roads?
For further clarification on the new amendments, you can read the full article on Channel News Asia.
This is what happens when you get your license from the arcade.
What went down
On 10th May 2021 at 12:04pm, a Tribecar was seen crashing into a Mitsubishi Attrage as the it tried to make an exit out of the CTE tunnel.
The shocking thing was not the fact that the car cut through 3 lanes to make the exit but rather, the driver simply continued driving off after the crash (like as though nothing big had happened just a few seconds ago). Additionally, the crash looked like something that you would see when two people hit each other with their bumper cars in an arcade.
Do you see the resemblance or is it just me?
According to Tribecar's official website, rental drivers involved in an accident are required to stop, take pictures of the incident and get eyewitnesses' statements so that the company could file for an insurance claim. However, this driver's irresponsible actions ticked off netizens as they reprimanded the Tribecar driver for driving off after causing an accident.
Honestly, I believe that all of this could have been avoided if the Tribecar driver had just continued on his route and missed his exit. After all, spending a few dollars for extra rental time definitely beats spending thousands of dollars for repairs.
I hope that all parties involved are fine and that the Mitsubishi driver is still able to make an insurance claim for the damages done to his vehicle.
What do you guys think?
In this video that is circulating on Facebook, an Orange Lamborghini is seen to be driven dangerously on Raffles Ave, and is seen to be skidding across an intersection and cutting an SBS bus while doing a left turn. According to the timestamp in the footage, this took place on Saturday evening (8 May).
Watch the video here:
While attempting the right turn, the sports car lost control, skidded, then bounced off the kerb before accelerating off.
Clearly, it looks like a wet day and the roads are slippery - We urge all drivers in these conditions to drive with extra care especially while turning at a junction.
Later on, the Lamborghini driver made a dangerous, and illegal left turn, cutting an SBS bus at a traffic light intersection. This caused the bus to brake abruptly to avoid a collision with the italian sports car.
Source: Google Maps
Here's what netizens on Facebook have to say about the incident:
In this video, The Suzuki Swift driver is driving on a downhill course along South Buona Vista Road, also known among the driving community as as 99 Bends or "Gao Zhup Gao Wan" in Hokkien.
Watch the video here:
The driver loses control after a long left curve, which has a decreasing radius that requires drivers to slow down.
As seen above: Speed regulating strips to tell the driver to slow down.
The Suzuki Swift seems to be catching up to the car infront, but it lost control at the end of this curve, then skidded and crashed into the barrier just opposite the bus stop.
Here's the route that the driver was on, and the location of the crash site:
Source: Google Maps
We hope the driver is okay - and please drive with care next time. Thankfully, there were no pedestrians nearby.
Netizens also have some comments about the driver:
Someone should contact Universal and hire this lorry uncle for their next movie.
What went down
Click here for the full video: https://www.facebook.com/roadssg/videos/375107703849837
On 5th May 2021 at 5:46 pm, a lorry driver attempted to tap his brakes as he sped through the BKE expressway. Instead of slowing down, the vehicle unexpectedly spun out of control and ended up facing against traffic.
And if that wasn't scary enough, things nearly went south for both the motorcyclist and the dash-cam driver as the lorry stops abruptly. They managed to stop their vehicles just in time to avoid a one-way ticket to heaven.
It was speculated that the driver was speeding with balding or worn-out tyres – something that should have been checked and fixed by the driver or the company before the vehicle hits the open road.
How do I know if my tyres are worn out?
According to this guide, it shows how vehicle tyres would look like under certain conditions, of which all of them would increase tyre wear faster than normal.
Although I’m unsure if the lorry’s tyres were misaligned or wrongly inflated, it is always important for drivers to inspect their tyre pressure and threads once every few weeks on top of the mandatory yearly check.
As always, several netizens rushed to the comments section to voice their concerns about the incident and to praise the driver for stopping in time.
I would have shat my pants even if I were driving in another lane!
What do you think? How often do you check your own tyres?
TL;DR – Cyclist flies into a rage and blocks traffic when cam car driver honks at him. Yet another road rage incident by a cyclist who thinks he owns the road.
I’m all for keeping fit and healthy. If people think cycling does that for them, I’m no one to judge. But, when it starts to endanger the lives of others, we need to draw some lines.
Let’s take today’s video for example
We have a cyclist who raises his right arm, indicating he would like to turn right.
Under the rules and guidelines for cyclists, there’s no wrong there - 100 points for you sir.
But why did he not check for oncoming traffic from behind?
Putting up your hand does not automatically give a cyclist the right-of-way to ‘suka suka’ change lane and endanger other road users. You still need to check your blind spot for cars, yes?
Even when you’re driving a car or riding a motorcycle, you still need to check your blind spot for vehicles if you signal left or right to make a lane change or a turn.
And why so angry?
The video has no audio, but from the body language of the cyclist, it’s pretty apparent that the cam car driver honked at the cyclist.
The cyclist proceeds to get off his bike, obstructs the cam car and challenges the driver to come out to confront him.
This cyclist deserves an A for effort at following the rules and regulations but going through the motions without situational awareness is a fail.
Till the next one!
Just when you thought that things could not get any more ridiculous, Singaporeans will never fail to disappoint.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you today's magic trick: a cyclist with a death wish.
It's pretty jaw-dropping even if I say so myself.
What went down
Despite this video only being 46 seconds long, I re-watched it no less than 30 times!
While all the cars on the 5-lane junction wait patiently for the lights to turn green, this cyclist shoots pass the red light onto oncoming traffic adjacent to the five lanes. Like everyone in the office who watched the video, I thought he wouldn't make it, but somehow, he did!
Just to clarify, I do not condone or approve of such behaviour. He could have caused heaps of trouble for many people besides himself.
He almost knocks down a couple of pedestrians
I counted three or four cars that could have collided with him
AND A BUS
If you thought he got into an accident and the camera did not manage to capture it, watch till the end of the video. you'll spot him cycling along the road with not a scratch on him.
Consider my mind... BLOWN. Is he some kind of immortal being?
Meanwhile, netizens had lots to say about the cyclist's stunt:
I sure do hope that our cyclists in Singapore take more caution while they're out cycling on the road. It's better to be safer than sorry, right?
Should more be done to keep cyclists in check? It's getting a little out of hand, don't you think?
I guess money can't buy proper road etiquette, can it?
On 5th May 2021, a short video was posted on Facebook of an Audi A8 driver driving recklessly along Lower Delta Road. It's so bad that I even experienced some serious second-hand embarrassment from watching it.
For those of you who cannot stomach the video, I am going to provide a play-by-play description of the incident below.
So, we start off with the camcar driver, who is innocently drives along the road and slows down when approaching a red light at a traffic junction.
He stops behind a black Audi A8, which continues to inch forward past the white line with total disregard to the red light.
The driver continues to try his luck and even attempts to turn right while there's traffic coming from both sides on the adjacent road.
As if realising that there's no way the universe will let it turn right, the Audi suddenly reverses and almost hits the camcar.
Once the lights turn green, the Audi wastes no time zooming ahead without stopping at the right turn pocket. The driver positions the Audi dangerously near oncoming vehicles as if asking for an accident to happen.
The Audi edged so far into the lane with oncoming traffic that it even made a silver vehicle stop dead in its tracks to avoid a collision. To carry on forward, the silver car had to manoeuvre itself around the Audi in an awkward fashion.
If you thought that was all, think again. There's more!
When the Audi driver saw an empty pocket of space, it sped off to complete the right turn, but there were two oncoming vehicles that could have crashed into the Audi if they had gone any faster.
Netizens quickly took to the comments to voice their opinions (with some speculating that the Audi driver is either drunk, high or does not have a driving license):
Simplified translation: 'You have to wait for death if you want to reincarnate, what's the rush?'
What do you guys think of this road menace?
Here's something that happened in Fernvale you have to see.
According to this minute-long dashcam footage, on 2nd May 2021 at 8:51pm, a driver is seen turning left into Fernvale Link and stopping at the last minute when he realised that there was an oncoming cyclist at the zebra crossing.
Despite giving way to him, the cyclist glares at the driver, stops in the middle of the zebra crossing and gets off his bicycle to hurl vulgarities at the driver (we presume according to his aggressive gestures). The poor driver waits for him to finish before completing the left turn and continuing his journey.
After watching this video, my heart goes out to the driver as I understand the pains of driving at night. Firstly, it's already dark so it's harder to notice pedestrians and cyclists from afar. Then, there's the issue of the cyclist not having a front light and wearing dark clothing, which makes him harder to spot. Lastly, even when the driver stopped in time, he still kena scolded.
Netizens have also taken to the comments to defend the driver and flame the cyclist:
With one guy even suggesting that the driver should have just continued driving:
What do you guys think? Is the driver in the wrong or is the cyclist just another 'entitled loudmouth'?
TL;DR – Ang Moh cyclist harasses Lexus RX by cycling in the middle of the road, obstructing its path and swerves between cars dangerously.
Here’s another reason LTA should come up with some sort of SOP for cyclists to make them accountable for their actions.
In this 70-second video, you can see the male cyclist cycling recklessly to harass the Lexus driver. Putting not just himself but other motorist in danger.
Cyclist vs SUV
The cyclist blocks a Lexus RX on the first lane along River Valley Road near Liang Court.
Honestly, I’ve watched the video like twenty times, and I still have no idea whatafrak the cyclist is doing.
1. He’s cycling without placing his hands on the handlebars of the bicycle
2. His chest and stomach are exposed (eww?)
3. He raises his right hand as if indicating he’s turning right, but he doesn’t turn right
Where it happened
Just in case you’re a little disoriented and unsure where this incident took place.
What’s the trigger?
It looks like the cyclist was trying to indicate that he wanted to turn right on Mohamed Sultan Road, but the Lexus did not allow him to do so.
In response, the cyclist gives the SUV a shove and dangerously swerves through the cars in front to get ahead of the Lexus and block the driver’s path.
It’s just a matter of time.
There are cyclists out there who abide by the laws. Please don’t ‘sabo’. Thanks.
Here's a case of bad driving judgement gone wrong.
Spotted on ROADS.sg facebook page - this red Bentley Continental blocked by a road hogger on CTE towards the City on 18/4/21.
The impatient driver overtakes by filtering two lanes to the left but realises that the lane leads off the expressway.
In a flash, the driver signals and swerves back to the right and smacks into the innocent bike on the centre lane.
Thankfully the cam car managed to catch the Bentley driver in the act.
Naturally, all the keyboard warriors waste no youth blaming the Bentley for the accident...
We thought ComfortDelGro taxi drivers should be the most well-mannered taxi drivers on our island based on service standards, but this driver's actions made us stop and think.
What made us think otherwise? This video of a very pissed-off taxi driver confronting the cam car driver for sounding his horn at him.
Rewinding back to how it all started, the cam car can be heard sounding his horn at the taxi driver after a passenger gets off at a sheltered crossing. The taxi driver then proceeds to move off slowly, triggering the cam car driver to toot his horn in impatience.
The taxi driver does not react to the first horn which leads to a few more horns from cam car.
This is where it gets interesting.
The taxi driver's pissed off at this point, he takes his time to slowly drive into the carpark and stops on the second level to confront the cam car driver.
We don't really know what happened after the taxi driver got off his taxi since most of the clip is on mute.
Thankfully, no one got hurt in this road rage incident.
Could this have been avoided if the cam car just overtook the taxi at the shelter? Let us know!
Not an isolated incident
That is not the end of the story though.
Someone else has also been a victim to the same taxi driver's road rage.
Remember the good old days where you could bring your whole family across the border and enjoy everything our neighbouring country has to offer?
With the affordable prices of petrol, topping up your gas tank before coming back to Singapore was something no one would skip.
But there are some people who go a little too far to save a couple of dollars.
Like this! 😂
Which brings us to video below. I'm scratching my head as to why this driver is trying to ensure that every cubic meter of fuel is stored inside his car. Given that our petrol prices in Singapore are exorbitant now.
A little bit of Myth busting
Myth - Do I really save money if I am able to top up my car to the brim? 🤔
One of the Quora-ist mentions that it is insignificant to have the petrol tank pump to the brim.
My personal take on the matter
The whole shaking action is unnecessary.
Once you hear the nozzle click, it means that the next time you'll have to refuel would be in 5 to 6 days, give or take. Shaking the car does not mean you'll extend that time significantly.
Furthermore, over-filling your fuel tank could potentially result in damage to your vehicle’s charcoal cannister, which is part of its vapour recovery or Evaporative Recovery System.
If you really want to save fuel, drive like a saint and don't over-rev your car when driving. Always plan your route ahead and leave the house early so you will not drive like a madman.
Peace out! ✌️
Who says ninjas don't exist?
This black Toyota Estima was the victim of a ruthless attack by a sneaky ninja who pounced on him while he was just trying to make a U-turn (rather poorly).
BAM! you can see the ninja (van) went straight for the kill while the Estima stopped just inches away from the kerb.
After the swift attack, the ninja (van) makes his (not so) quick getaway... not knowing that everything was recorded by a dash cam! This isn't feudal Japan, where are you going to run to?
In all seriousness though, it is important to look where you are going when driving, especially so when making a U-turn.
There's always a chance that the car in front hasn't completed the turn in one swift motion, they might even have to reverse, and you wouldn't want to be right behind them when they do!
At least now we know why Ninjavan's deliveries are prompt, not even an accident can stop them! 🤣
TL:DR – A BMW 2 Series convertible goes over a small, unassuming pothole/manhole that causes its rear end to flip up, lose some parts from its undercarriage and swerve into another lane.
It's incredible how a small pothole/manhole can cause thousands of dollar's worth of damage to a car.
Here's an example recorded on a video forwarded many times on WhatsApp groups.
From the footage, we know that this incident happened on 11th April 2021, Sunday around 5pm.
As to where this is, I have a feeling it might be somewhere around Woodlands. But, if you have any idea, do let me know, and I'll update the article accordingly to warn fellow road users where to avoid.
Update: Thank you everyone who identified the location. It's in Yishun.
If you hit the pause button upon the point of impact, you'll notice that bits and pieces fall out from the undercarriage of the 2 Series.
That’s as unlucky as this guy
I reckon those parts are not going to be cheap to replace or repair.
This image circulated together with the video. I'm assuming the cam car driver got out of the car and snapped a photo of the pothole/manhole.
TL;DR – BMW driver steals a parallel carpark lot from another BMW by edging headfirst into the small vacant lot. The result? Video footage of some crap parking.
Here’s a 47-second video of a Beemer stealing a carpark lot….from another Beemer!
Here’s a rough breakdown of what’s happening.
The 3 Series (car at the back) tailgates the 1 Series (car in front trying to park).
Both their hazard lights are on.
As the 1 Series tries to parallel park by reversing in, the 3 Series drives headfirst into the lot.
Yes. Headfirst into a small parallel lot.
The 1 series driver then comes out of the car to confront the 3 series driver (the conversation is inaudible, so we cannot tell what they’re saying to one another).
What could have caused this?
While we don’t know what happened before the recording starts, some people mention that the 1 Series could have been the culprit and not jump to conclusions.
It’s a BMW. Not a VW.
Head-in parallel parking
I don’t know about you all, but it’s just cringy to watch.
Yes, I understand the 3 Series is trying to get the lot before the 1 Series reverses in, but it doesn’t change the fact that it irks me, especially when you see the 3 Series stuck at an odd angle in the parallel lot.
Wah. This person raging siol. Are you the 1 Series driver?
Honestly, most cars these days come with a dashcam installed. Try not to get caught doing stupid things on video so we don’t have to write about you.
According to Stomp, this guy booked a GrabHitch ride in Choa Chu Kang on Friday afternoon. He scheduled the ride for 3.15pm, but the driver sent a message to ask if it will be ok for him to arrive at 3.25pm. The passenger then asked if the driver could reach by 3.15pm instead but received a snide reply:
"I drive car not aeroplane"
The driver eventually cancelled the ride.
It seems like the passenger is a little demanding. There are many variables that affect travel time on the road - there could have been traffic, the driver might also have been some distance away and hence required more time to reach. In such a situation, the best solution is to just wait - if you cancel this ride and book another, chances are he won't reach by 3.15 also mah.
Understandably, GrabHitch is a carpooling service, where drivers who are going the same way, offers to pick up passengers for a small sum. As such, it is kind of an unwritten rule that one shouldn't expect to receive five-star chauffeur service.
I think the most important takeaway from this incident is that communication is key.
The driver could have replied nicely, and the passenger should have been more understanding and the whole thing wouldn't have been an issue.
And hor, I also don't have an aeroplane, but I still can reach work (quite) on time leh.
You know, usually when I think of swaying side-to-side, I think of something like this.
Side-to-side motion, everyone looking good and enjoying themselves. However, when it comes to our local roads, swaying side-to-side usually means this....
Yup. Someone new is getting their 15 minutes of fame today. First of all, a Lexus GS300? I'm giving you props for that as I personally quite like that car. After all, a creamy 3.0-litre V6 from Toyota producing 245bhp and 310Nm of torque in something that comfortable is nothing to sneeze at. What I unfortunately cannot commend you on is your driving, because not only is this Lexus swaying back and forth plus in and out of their lane, they damn near kissed the wall as well. Looks like the Lexus just barely missed the wall too, the lucky bugger.
My fellow motorist, if you are feeling rich and dare to risk damage to your car like that, would you mind donating it to me instead. There are a lot of things I would do with that money, starting with not driving like you so I wouldn't have to risk expensive bodywork to my car.
Seriously, if you're tired or unable to drive for whatever reason, DON'T DRIVE. Do you know that you can be just as complicit for tired driving just as you are for drunk driving? When you are tired, your reactions are slow and dulled, and you are unaware of what's going on around you, thus making yourself a danger not only to yourself, but also to other road users. Research has shown that driving while tired is almost as good as driving under the influence of alcohol. Either way, it's not going to end well for you because you aren't in full control of your vehicle, making you even more susceptible to other users on the road.
But, there is still one more thing with this Lexus.
How is it possible to not realise that your road tax has been expired for over 3 months? Either you have ignored all the notifications sent you with regards to this issue, or you are just plain ignorant and refuse to pay your dues. Whatever it is, Lexus driver, due to your appearance online, people are reminding you that your road tax has expired a really long time ago, and this should be enough prompting for you to get your road tax renewed.
Being a considerate driver is more than just signalling, not road hogging, and having good road manners. It also entails not putting the other road users around you in danger because you are unable to drive properly, thus causing more danger not only to yourself but everyone around you on the road. It's already stressful enough to drive in Singapore. Don't give yourself a reason to end up on this blog even though we do enjoy writing about your stupidity!
So today, we have a video that highlights the ultimate Singaporean gangster driver.
Uncle Koba has watched this video more than ten times and still raging internally 😈
Unspoken rules of parking
There are 'unwritten rules' when it comes to parking whether it may be at a HDB, condominium, shopping mall or wherever.
A vehicle waiting to park can wait for a lot to open up within a 'three lot range' from the front and rear of his vehicle. This range varies from person to person but other drivers looking for parking space would usually leave a healthy distance between their car and yours.
But, if you are a gangster driver like this Toyota Wish driver, all you need to do is spot an empty lot, head in and yell "Please move your car!" when confronted.
Here's the video for you to rage at.
Who does this?
A#$holes. Only a@#holes do this.
Hello a#$hole. You're famous now.
The poor dude that wanted to park came out and confronted the Wish driver
Here's a breakdown of their short conversation:
Morale of the story
Your time may be precious, but that doesn't mean that other people's time isn't.
We should respect one another no matter what we do in life.
If this happened to Uncle Koba, I might have just parked in front of him and ask him to wait for me to leave then he can leave. 😬 #angry
sgCarMart has gone live once again, and this time, we actually got to launch a car exclusively on our Facebook Live page.
The car in question of course, is the much-anticipated all new Renault Captur! With more than 1.2 million units sold globally since the first generation was launched in 2013, this all new second generation Captur builds upon its best-in-class predecessor, with plenty of power and sweet personalisation options to boot, making it perfect for those looking for a punchy SUV with a little French flair.
This car wasn't the only thing new at the livestream, for Julian was also joined by a new Guest Host, Chiou Huey from King Kong Media!
Goodies and more!
There may have been plenty that's new at this live event, but those that have joined us at our previous Facebook Live shows before will be glad to know that the awesome freebies which have become a mainstay have been retained.
This time, all the viewers had to do to join in the lucky draw was to comment 'CAPTURNOW' and like and share the livestream. Up to four lucky winners were chosen to win an exclusive Renault goodie bag, containing items including a classy little notebook and a modern water bottle, worth up to $128!
Two lucky viewers even got to experience a weekend driveaway in the all new Renault Captur!
Missed the opportunity to grab the freebies? Stay tuned to SGCM news section for the next live event. Regular MCF members can also look out for future threads about upcoming sgCarMart and MyCarForum events on the Lite & EZ section.
A new and powerful contender
But back on to the main attraction. With up to 430 live viewers already eagerly clamoring in the comment section to see the new car, both hosts delayed no further with the unveiling. Off with the covers!
The all new Captur impresses with its muscular architecture, bold SUV stance, as well as distinctive C-shaped LED lighting signature that allows you to arrive with a presence.
Julian also pointed out the new air deflectors, which channels air across the side of the car to keep turbulence to a minimum, and its active air shutters housed within the front grille, which optimises engine performance by regulating the temperature with the right airflow. This means that you get a car that slices right through the air, keeping your fuel costs to a minimum.
The all new Renault Captur will also ensure you are always first off at the traffic lights, thanks to its power-packed 1.3-litre turbocharged engine that puts out an impressive class-leading 128bhp and 240Nm of high torque.
But what if you're on the prowl for something a little showier and colourful? Well, thanks to the Captur's nine different exterior colour options, you're sure to be able to get your car in any hue you desire, be it a bold and expressive red, or a bright and cheeky blue.
And of course, if you're in the market looking for an SUV, you'll also be looking for space and practicality. And here, the Captur once again delivers, not only with its plentiful passenger space at the rear, but also with its provision of USB ports and air-conditioning vents.
But it's much more than just space that is on offer here. The driver-centric cockpit of the Renault Captur features a largest-in-class 9.3-inch tablet-style touchscreen and a 10.25-inch instrumental panel.
The cabin is also highly customisable, with up to eight different ambient lighting colours allowing you to set the car up according to any mood. And that's also complimented with three different driving modes on offer, so you can tailor your drive exactly as you like it as well!
Also new in the cabin of the Renault Captur is the E-shifter. A common gear knob design found in premium-makes, the E-shifter is mounted on a 'floating console', meaning you get additional storage space at the bottom of the console
Julian also demonstrated to Chiou Huey just how easy it is to utilise the sliding rear bench in the boot. With up to 160mm of adjustability on offer, the all new Renault Captur can further extend its already spacious boot up to a class-leading 536 litres to swallow bulky items. Handy for all those shopping trips!
But there's more!
After the presentation of the new car, our viewers also got an opportunity to ask questions about the all new Renault Captur and get another close-up look at any features they might be curious about!
But even if you missed the livestream, do not fret. The same goodie bags are available exclusively for all those who head down to test drive the new Renault Captur at the Renault Showroom!
This new model is being offered at special early bird launch prices.
With only a 30% downpayment required to secure your own Captur, you'd be silly not to head down to 28 Leng Kee road now for a test drive!
Alrighty readers, let's waste no time to discuss today's hot topic - A BlueSG driver who allowed his son to get behind the wheels of the car! No video though, so here are the images.
I am not an expert in parenting, but I am quite sure this boy is definitely not 18-years old and not of legal age to drive. He even has the same bowl cut hairstyle I had when I was a kid (not like anyone's asking).
What is the legal age for driving?
The minimum age to drive a motor vehicle with a Qualified Driving Licence (QDL) in Singapore is 18 years old.
How many people can sit on the driver seat?
Pretty sure it's ONE even though there's no answer for this question on Quora. Some of the other questions people ask are bloody amusing.
Parents take note
Always put your kids at the passenger seat and fasten their seatbelts before you start driving. If you can do this when you are taking a plane, I am sure you can do this when you are driving.
Passengers who are not will be fined S$120 per passenger.
The Bolloré Bluecar (the BlueSG car) does not come with cruise control. If you are lazy to drive, then take a Grab with your kids, let someone (who's not a 12-year-old kid) drive for you.
I think if his wife sees this, someone's sleeping on the couch tonight.
Uncle Koba out!
Good morning everyone! Singapore may be small, but we are never short of exciting incidents.
Let's take this battle between a Toyota Prius and a Toyota Dyna for example.
Resembles a Beyblade* battle to be honest (minus the spinning).
*Beyblade is a Japanese anime about spinning top toy battles
If you watch the video, you'll notice that the Prius was not on the first lane initially because there were two large trucks obstructing traffic.
The Prius obviously did not want to give way to the lorry and charged forward.
A normal person would hit the brakes upon impact, but not this Prius. The lorry and the Prius continue scratching each other's paintwork for at least a good three to four seconds!
What was the lorry doing though?
Crazy driving by the Prius aside, the lorry, being a goods and commercial vehicle with a speed limit of 70km/hr should not be on the fast lane. So, what happens when it comes to insurance claims?
Here's what some had to say:
Here's the video
Welcome back, and we have another review with sgCarMart! And today, we have the 2020 Audi Q7!
Being the largest and most practical vehicle in the Audi lineup, the Q7 has been refreshed, and it now comes with more aggressive lines seen in its stablemates, but still retains that utility and practicality that it was brought to the table. After all, a seven-seat vehicle is always useful. So, let's see what Julian has to say about the Q7.
From the get-go, it looks handsome. Audi's design language has been pretty good these past years, nothing too controversial. And not to mention, their gorgeous daytime running lights and sequential signals are always a welcome touch.
I mean, just look at it. Audi really has it down pat with the design of the grille and those daytime running lights.
And if you can take anyone's word for it, it is Julian's. "Jumping into this car, it instantly made me feel comfortable". That's pretty high praise, I would say.
That grille is indeed pretty bold, and as per Julian said, he's not sure if the grille will suit the Q3 or Q5, but it fits the Q7.
And to get more context on how big the Q7 really is....
The rear of the Q7 looks just as good, sleek, modern and clean.
No need to fuss around when lowering the third row of seats. Audi has already thought of that and given you buttons to electronically lower the seats.
Audi knows the Q7 is a tall vehicle and loading it can be difficult for shorter people, so there is also a button to lower the rear of the car so as to make loading stuff in easier.
About 750 litres of boot space with the third row folded. If that isn't enough for you, knocking down the second row will give you over 2000 litres of cargo space. And if that still isn't enough, get a van. And if you're wondering, yes, the boot opens and closes electronically as well.
With the seat set to Jon's height (Jon is about 1.8m tall), Julian has a ton of leg room, even headroom.
A blessing in Singapore's weather, the Q7 comes with rear aircon vents not only in the middle, but also on the B-pillars so as to blow air directly at rear passengers.
And surprisingly, the third row actually doesn't look too bad. As long as you aren't too big or tall, you should be able to fit nicely back here.
Clean, sleek and modern with screens for your infotainment, climate control and instrument cluster. The Virtual Cockpit, as Audi terms it.
And always appreciated in a big car, 360 degree parking cameras and sensors.
Still curious? Find out more on what Julian has to say about the Q7 in the video review below!
The Maserati GranTurismo is what I would call your "entry level supercar" or "pseudo supercar". It's not the fastest, neither does it handle the best, and its horsepower rating of 399bhp to 453bhp isn't what one would call lacking (depending whether you get an earlier or later model), it isn't up-to-par with the supercar horsepower levels of today. Off the top of my head, the least powerful supercar on sale today (I could be wrong) is the Audi R8 with 532bhp and rear wheel drive. Still, what the Maserati GranTurismo (and its convertible sibling, the GranCabrio) lack in horsepower, they more than make up for it in a sonorous exhaust note and Italian flair, as seen in this video.
Also, the Maserati GranTurismo, especially the older, COE renewed units tend to be more affordable for a sports car, as seen here. Thus, with a low cost of entry (for a sports car), there are bound to be some people who would spring at the first chance of owning something that is exotic, two-seater and containing a Ferrari engine (yes, the V8 engine in the GranTurismo is from Ferrari, why else do you think it sounds so good?), and some of these drivers aren't exactly what you would say, experienced when it comes to driving a car that is rear-wheel drive and having double or more than double the horsepower of your average car in Singapore.
Now now, I'm not pointing fingers here, but sometimes, the evidence speaks for itself.
I don't think that's going to buff out.....
Yup, definitely not going to buff out.
I've heard of rear-wheel steering but that is some rear wheel angle right there.
Doesn't look like that tree fared too well, either.
Also, I did not know about this, but you can actually be fined for crashing into trees, starting from $2000 a tree? Wow, that's, uh, gratifying to know. I know that if you damage public property like lamposts, railing or fences in a traffic accident, you have to pay for those, but fines starting from $2000 for a tree?
One can only guess what happened to cause that accident. At the time of this post being written, which is the evening of 24 March, it has been raining for the better part of the afternoon, roads are still kind of damp from the rain, and the skies still look grey, which could possibly mean more rain later tonight. And judging from the pictures, the roads were wet, so either the driver of this car was having a bad day, or was driving a little too exuberantly on wet roads and didn't have the skill to keep him or herself out of trouble, or had tyres that couldn't really handle the wet asphalt. Now remember, these are all speculations, and I do not know what caused the accident. Let us wait for news from the proper channels to come out before we make any further assumptions.
For now, all I can perhaps assume is that maybe, just maybe, the driver of this GranTurismo took the words of Jeremy Clarkson a bit too literally, as seen from Clarkson's review of the Pagani Zonda R....
So if this already isn't enough of a reminder, drive carefully, people, especially in wet weather. More of it is forecasted for the coming weeks so it would be wise to play it safe. And should you need advice for how to drive safe in the rain, feel free to read these articles here, here and here, as written by my colleagues.
Do you know the story of David and Goliath? Well, if you don't, long story short, it's a story of a small boy who defeats a giant man with nothing but a slingshot.
We have a Singapore version.
Let's take a look at a short clip of a food delivery cyclist engaging in an argument with a bus driver driving a SBS bus.
Unlike the David and Goliath story, no slingshots were used but, in true blue Singaporean fashion, lots of pointing and cursing ensued.
This incident makes me think of the upcoming movie of Kong vs Godzilla (not a sponsored post. I really want to watch it though).
The only difference? Both Kong and Godzilla are comparatively equal in size. This food delivery guy's bicycle pales in comparison to the bus to be frank.
My take on this incident
With all these dash cam cameras on the road these days, you're bound to end up online if you engage in such negative behaviour. So, what's the point in getting so worked up for? Lucky for the cyclist that this altercation was just a verbal one. Imagine if it had become physical. The internet would 'pang no chance' with this guy.
Unfortunately, we cannot hear what the food delivery guy says to the bus driver. You can make your own assumptions but, from the body language, I'm quite sure it's a colourful conversation.
"Thank you for giving way" 🤣 - They should put this sign next to the bus driver
TL;DR – VW Passat P-plate driver gets mad when he gets honked at for not stopping at the stop sign. Goes all aggro on cam car in front (with high beam and unnecessary lane cutting).
Question: What’s worse than a P-Plater who doesn’t know how to stop at a stop sign?
Answer: An angry P-plater who doesn’t know how to stop at the stop sign.
What did you learn at driving school?
I don’t know about you, but when I was learning how to drive, I’m pretty sure failing to stop at a stop sign was an immediate failure.
Then we have this Passat driver, fresh out of driving school with his p-plates, not applying what he learnt less than 12 months ago.
Here’s the video
Wow, the audacity of this one
Cam car gives a warning honk to the P-plater to avoid a collision. But that doesn’t sit well with the P-Plater. He proceeds to tailgate and highbeam the cam car in an aggressive manner.
If you thought that was all, towards the end of the video, P-plater swerves out of the lane, speeds up and cuts into cam car’s path like a maniac.
What confuses me the most is that P-plater swerves back to the right lane after all that recklessness. Making him look like not just a prick, but a real noob-#$%^ driver.
Loving the comments
Lots of wise words from wise people.
I really hope the TP sees this video and nabs this guy.