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Serious CTE accident: Car engulfed in fire and lorry flipped, causing total standstill

Netizens have forwarded video footage of a serious accident near the CTE (towards City) Orchard Road Exit on Friday night (23 Jul 2021 at approximately 9.45pm): A car is seen fully engulfed in fire on CTE (towards City) near Orchard Rd Exit (location on Google Maps). A lorry and a motorcycle rider is also involved - with the lorry flipped on its sides near the burning flames and the motorcycle rider lying on the ground nearby.   CTE on a standstill The whole expressway appears to have jammed up, with all lanes halted with vehicles stopped about 50m away from the site of the accident. There's also loud sirens ringing in the background as emergency personnel are trying to get through the jam to provide emergency assistance. This is a terrible accident and the motorists involved seem to be in a very bad condition. We hope and pray that they will make it through. We will share more details of the accident as we receive further news. Update: This story has also been reported by The Straits Times More photos of the site :
(Part of photos are censored due to its horrid nature) Above photos from: Beh Chia Lor
 

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lonlonlon

Grab driver accused of attempted rape, claims it was consensual

An ex-Grab driver is on trial for attempting to rape a drunk passenger.   This incident occurred in the wee hours of May 19, 2018.   Here is some background information on the accused, Tan (as pictured below).  Photo by The Straits Times Tan was previously a sales manager for an airline.  Since 2016, he has been driving with Grab on weekends.  He is a married father of 3 kids.   He intended to end his Grab shift by 3 am, as he had a parent-teacher conference for his child the following day.  Tan could not drive into the condo upon reaching the location as there was no one at the security guard post.   Instead of just dropping her at her location (just like any Grab drivers would), this "gentleman" decided to walk the victim to the condo's side gate.  Tan then escorted her back to his car. This was where things took a turn.  While in the back seat, Tan searched her bag for her mobile phone so that he could call someone.   They ended up kissing, and according to him, the victim initiated it. Tan felt that she was no longer intoxicated at this point (HOW CONVENIENT).   He claimed that the victim straddled him and started "grinding" him. He took it as an indication that the victim wanted to have consensual sex with him. Therefore, he tried having sex with her, but he could not perform. However, he claimed that the victim performed a sex act on him.   Tan drove elsewhere to continue the act, but his escapade ended when he allegedly became "more aware of his surroundings" and told the victim to stop. Imagine this This fella was trying to have sex with a stranger in the back seat of his car. And moments later, his kid will be sitting in the exact position where the incident happened.   If he were the "gentleman" that he suggests he was, none of these would have happened in the first place.  What makes matters worse is that after he sent her home again, another Grab driver found her lying in the middle of the road.  This suggests that Tan's "gentleman" gesture was merely a blatant excuse.  Consequence If convicted of attempted rape or sexual assault by penetration, the offender could be jailed for up to 20 years, fined, or caned. If found guilty of outrage of modesty, the offender could be jailed for up to 2 years, fined, caned, or be given any combination of these punishments.  ---  Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today! 

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Here's the winner for the funniest hit-and-run incident of 2021

Ridiculously hilarious footage shows a foreign worker attempting to help his friend navigate their Toyota Dyna out of a parallel parking lot, only for it to end up hitting the vehicle behind them. This incident occurred on Tuesday (July 20) at Upper Weld Road, located in Little India. The minute-long clip starts with the lorry suddenly jerking forward before reversing in a comical attempt to get out of the parking lot. Due to the jerky reversing, the vehicle could not swing out as intended. Trying to help his friend, the foreign worker sitting in the passenger seat alights the lorry and acts as a manual guide while the vehicle continues to reverse in the tight space. As the Toyota Dyna gets closer to the black vehicle in the parking lot behind it, the vehicle commander gestures for his friend to stop reversing. However, his friend does not seem to notice his signal and continues reversing. The lorry inevitably hits the bonnet of the black car behind as the foreign worker grabs the back of it to prevent further damage. The whole ordeal felt like a cartoon act as the driver successfully leaves the lot, almost forgetting to let his vehicle commander friend back onto the vehicle. Netizens’ reactions I don't think the driver will be asking his friend for parking help any time soon. Sabo King ttm!   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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unicornfloof

BlueSG driver gives zero F#$%@ for the elderly and hogs handicap lot

After being told to move off from a handicapped lot, a BlueSG driver turned into an uncouth Ah Beng and confronts the cam car.  This incident happened at Block 371 Clementi Avenue 4, involving the cam car and a BlueSG driver.   Here is a clearer overview of the location where the incident took place.  The following occurrence was not in the video, but according to the cam car driver, he lightly honked the BlueSG driver as an indication for him to move off from the handicap lot he was hogging.   However, things took a turn. And yes, this time, it was captured on video.  Instead of apologising for his mistake of hogging the handicap lot, the BlueSG driver jumped out of the car and began approaching the cam car in an intimidating manner.  And worse of all, he was not wearing a face mask. There are people who actually need the handicap lot In the background, there is the cam car’s elderly mother in a wheelchair. This justifies the cam car’s use of the handicap lot.  With the BlueSG driver becoming more aggressive, the cam car’s elderly father had no choice but to step in before things turned ugly.   Watch the video to avoid missing a single second of drama.  For first-time offenders that misuse parking spaces for the disabled in public carparks, they will face a fine of $200.   Netizens' comments The comments are starting to reveal how much F#$%@ the BlueSG driver gives. ABSOLUTELY ZERO. If you didn't understand the context of the comment above, feel free to read the post below for a better understanding.  As the Hokkien saying goes, “Kiang jiu ho, mai kay kiang” which means smart can already, don’t try to be too smart.  Unfortunately, this sohai BlueSG driver barks up the wrong tree without ensuring he has substantial basic knowledge before confronting others. ---  Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today! 

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Lady driver of a Mazda 3 rear ends a stationary (and parked) Mercedes S320

This incident left me speechless, period.  Just watch the video to find out. This incident happened at the junction between East Coast Road and Cheow Keng Road, involving a white Mazda 3 and a grey Mercedes S320.     These are the details of the vehicles involved in the accident. The video is from the cam car’s perspective, who happened to be parked right before the scene of the accident.  The white Mazda 3 was travelling between two lanes before slowly veering to its left and hitting the stationary Mercedes S320.  The impact from the hit then brought the Mazda 3 to a complete stop.  Shortly after, a lady driver who appears unhurt comes out of the Mazda 3 to check on both vehicles.   Considering the above, we can rule out health issues being the cause of this accident.   The aftermath of the accident What may seem like an ordinary day for the Mercedes S320 driver (probably having tea break along East Coast Road) took a turn for the worst. Imagine coming back to a wrecked car because of this random chiu cheng Mazda 3 driver.  Netizens' comments Driving while using her mobile phone seems like the only logical explanation for the cause of this accident.  Ha Ha Ha this fella is a joker.  This Mazda 3 driver will certainly be paying a high price for her actions.  I hope this serves as a valuable lesson for her to become a better driver.   ---  Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!       

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Dumb YP with no driving license, argues about road regulations

An entitled YP passenger of an idle Renault Megane Diesel got into a heated debate with an uncle when he was told to turn off the engine. Here's the video for your reference: According to the Facebook post, a man was sitting at a coffee shop when he noticed the parked Renault Megane Diesel had its engine on for more than 15 minutes. This led him to approach the passenger, telling him to turn the engine off while waiting in the car. However, the man was met with hostility as the YP passenger alighted from the car and started filming him. As seen in the video, the passenger repeatedly questions the man on his authority and mentions no laws state that it is illegal to “leave the car on”. He then continuously asks the man if he has taken his theory test, which provoked the man even more. The irony of it all The man corrects the passenger angrily and tells him to leave the area upon finding out that the YP passenger doesn't even have a driving license! According to the Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emissions) Regulations, it is an offence to leave the engine of a motor vehicle running while it is stationary for reasons other than traffic conditions. If convicted in court, first-time offenders will be fined up to $2,000, while repeat offenders will be fined up to $5,000. Netizens’ reactions   ---  Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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unicornfloof

Toyota Vellfire acts like it's the King of the road and bullies Mazda 3

A PHV Toyota Vellfire was caught on video bullying a Mazda 3 by intentionally blocking it and preventing it from changing lanes.  This road-bullying incident occurred on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), which involved a PHV Toyota Vellfire and a Mazda 3.    In the video, a Mazda 3 and a PHV Toyota Vellfire are travelling alongside each other on lanes 1 and 2, respectively.    Moments after, the cam car driver flashes his high beam as an indication to the Mazda 3 driver to filter to lane 2. BUT HERE'S WHAT PUZZLES ME The PHV Toyota Vellfire driver went through many inconveniences just to REPEATEDLY block the Mazda 3 from filtering to lane 2.    The Vellfire PHV driver performed PLENTY of brake checks and aggressive manoeuvres such as overtaking from the left.    Just so the Vellfire driver could remain alongside the Mazda 3 after overtaking a motorcyclist from the left, I felt that he might have pushed the entire 179bhp out of his 2.5L engine.  However, I suspect that these two drivers had a prior altercation before this entire incident.  FACTS NGL, this is what happens when a driver that lacks in confidence (Mazda 3) meets a guai lan driver (Toyota Vellfire).    Regardless of what may have happened earlier, this Toyota Vellfire is definitely an a**hole of a driver.    Unpopular opinion: Camcar, you ain’t no saint either.    Instead of whining and flashing your high beam at the Mazda 3, you could have backed off a little and given way to the Mazda 3, so he could filter to lane 2.    Netizens' comments Let’s all practice being more gracious and courteous on the road.    Don’t be like this CB Toyota Vellfire driver, okay? ---  Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today! 

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Honda Jazz turned turtle as a result of a chain collision on PIE

The video footage is from a cam car, which was also involved in the chain collision.      This accident happened on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) towards Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) before Exit 12, causing a massive jam.   In the video, a white Audi A3 Cabriolet performed an emergency brake just before the cam car slams into its rear.   Moments after that, an over-turned Honda Jazz slid along lane 2 of the expressway.  What exactly happened? A top-down view of the accident revealed that four vehicles were involved in the chain collision.    It turns out that the Audi A3 Cabriolet performed an emergency brake because of the car in front of it.    However, it remains unclear why the front car braked so abruptly, causing this accident.   There are speculations that the Honda Jazz swerved out of the lane to avoid this chain collision. As a result, it turned turtle from the sudden shift in weight balance.  A 7-month-old girl and two men were conveyed to the hospital after this chain collision. Netizens' comments As always, please drive safely and practice defensive driving at all times.  We hope that all those involved in the accident are well and wishing them a speedy recovery.  ---  Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today! 

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Two disgruntled motorists exchanging profanities again and again and again

The video footage which is shown from the the perspective of the motorcyclist, shows the biker accelerating from a traffic junction and almost getting cut off by a red Mazda CX-5: This exchange between the motorists happened at the junction between Sumang Lane and Sumang Crescent. The motorcyclist was riding straight, albeit accelerating pretty quickly, when the Mazda CX-5 driver attempted to overtake him from the right.  Evidently, the CX-5 driver failed to form up correctly at the junction, and drove against road directions when he went straight ahead instead of turning right, as shown below: Source: Google Maps The exchange between them continued as they drove into the same multi-story carpark, even stopping for a moment to exchange profanities and showing the finger at each other: Here's a short transcript of their 5-sec verbal exchange: --- Driver: (gesturing and talking with a muffled voice) Motorcyclist: F*** you, don't know how to keep to your lane is it! F*** you! Driver: F*** you! --- Netizens made some comments on Youtube, with mentions that this is just a small issue, and that both of them had 'too much ego':

lonlonlon

lonlonlon

Insanely reckless Nissan Sylphy tries to overtake oil tanker and causes chain collision

A grey Nissan Sylphy attempted to recklessly overtake an oil tanker, which resulted in a chain collision accident along the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE). In the video, the oil tanker could be seen travelling on the second middle lane while the grey car (concealed by the tanker) was on the outermost left lane. Within seconds, the bonnet of the grey car could be seen as the driver attempts to shift into the second middle lane, despite being so close to the heavy-duty vehicle. As expected, the grey Sylphy ends up in a T-bone collision with the oil tanker, which then led to the car spinning and colliding with a yellow taxi in the middle lane. The impact of the crash threw the taxi off its lane and into the road divider, which led to a fourth hit as the camcar could not stop in time. The video ends with the grey Nissan hitting the yellow taxi a second time as it flies towards the road divider from the impact of the first hit with the oil tanker. This huge accident led to a closure of three lanes of the expressway and a 3-hour jam during the lunch peak period. Netizens' reactions From the comments, it's clear that what the grey Nissan did was insanely reckless and impulsive. TBH, I have no idea what the driver was thinking. In what scenario would overtaking an oil tanker be a good idea? Why would anyone even do that?   Another incident with the same driver A more recent video showed the same grey Nissan Sylphy blocking the road at a petrol station.  Despite the blurry footage, the grey car was identified to have the same license plate. According to the camcar driver, he was attempting to leave the petrol station when he saw the vehicle parked in the middle of the road.  After repeatedly honking, the driver noticed that the owner of the grey Nissan was actually at the ATM on the right. This inconsiderate behaviour is really infuriating to watch. First, he causes a chain collision on an expressway and now, he's parking his vehicle in the middle of the road for his own convenience?  ---  Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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unicornfloof

Shame! Shame! Cheapo Honda Fit driver gets confronted for trying to tailgate out of a carpark

The driver of a yellow Honda fit attempted to evade carpark payment but ended up failing and was confronted by the driver of the white Skoda Octavia he was tailgating instead. Here's the video   This incident took place at the carpark of Takashimaya.    In the video, the yellow Honda Fit tries to evade parking fees by tailgating a white Skoda Octavia. But the driver of the Octavia was having none of it and intentionally blocked the Honda Fit. Leaving it awkwardly stuck under the gantry arm.  The Skoda driver then exits his car in agitation while walking towards the Honda Fit to confront the driver.   Noteworthy: There is an ongoing promotion for 2 hours of free parking at Ngee Ann City, with no minimum spend.    Is it worth committing a parking offence over that few dollars?  If guilty of tailgating at an EPS exit gantry to avoid payment, the Honda Fit driver could face a $70 fine. Repeat offenders may be charged in court.   Netizens' comments The conclusion seems to be clear-cut 🤐  Undoubtedly, there has been an increased occurrence of payment evasion offences, with these offences being committed by tailgating the front vehicle.    Here are some recent cases of payment evasion:  Mitsubishi Lancer tailgating camcar out of carpark Hyundai Avante tailgating and got confronted by camcar Toyota Sienta tailgating camcar out of SuperBowl Jurong carpark However, the most unusual occurrence of payment evasion belongs to this purple Volkswagen Scirocco.  TBH, I am damn puzzled as to why the driver damaged his Scirocco to evade paying his carpark fees. The math just does not add up.   ---  Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Former Mediacorp actor sentenced to 5 weeks of jail for drink driving

Former Mediacorp celebrity actor Shane Pow recently pleaded guilty and was sentenced for his second drink driving conviction. On Wednesday (July 14), the 30-year-old actor pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence. According to Channel News Asia (CNA), Pow drove a motor van towards Nicoll Highway last September when a traffic police officer stopped him. The celebrity had two glasses of beer that night at 8:30 p.m, according to his lawyer. He stopped drinking after that and only had water before driving his friends back at 10:30 p.m., thinking that the alcohol level in his blood would have subsided already. It was reported that he had at least 49 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of his breath, which exceeded the legal limit (35 microgrammes per 100ml). Pow was sentenced to five weeks in jail, a $6,000 fine and a driving ban of five years. Before this incident, the celebrity was charged and convicted in July 2014 for drink driving as well. For his first offence, he was fined $1,500 and banned from driving for a year. He also paid an $800 fine for inconsiderate driving. Frequently starring in local Channel 8 dramas, the actor was well-known for his roles in the C.L.I.F. series, Three Wishes, Jalan Jalan and Super Dad. He was named one of the ‘Eight Dukes of Caldecott Hill’ in 2014 alongside Romeo Tan, Desmond Tan, Xu Bin, Aloysius Pang, Jeffrey Xu, Ian Fang and Zhang Zhen Huan. On April 26, Mediacorp released a statement regarding the termination of Pow’s contract after completing his outstanding work. Netizens’ reactions Having watched his shows while growing up, it is heartbreaking to see this happen to him. Hopefully, this time he learns his lesson and stops driving so recklessly.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Ang Moh cyclist spits at car for not stopping before the stop line

Update: According to Stomp, the police are currently investigating this incident after the camcar driver lodged a report on that same day. The cyclist was also speculated to be a tennis coach, according to a friend of the passenger in the vehicle. A cam car was on the receiving end of dirty looks and something 'extra' when it stopped after the stop line at a traffic junction.  The incident occurred last Thursday morning (8 July) along River Valley Road, just as most Singaporeans were on their way to work. The short video shows a lady shooting weird looks at the cam car. As to why the footage paused on her, I'm not too sure. She's kind of pretty I guess? As the video continues, it shows a frustrated Ang Moh cyclist expunging his human slobber from his mouth onto the car. Similar to the lady before, this was also pretty........ pretty disgusting! According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), spitting in public is an offence and carries a hefty fine of $1,000. On top of that, it is extremely inconsiderate and insensitive, given the fact that we are in the middle of a pandemic. Netizens' reactions Although the cam car was in the wrong for not stopping in time, it was absolutely unnecessary for the cyclist to take such unhygienic measures.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

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unicornfloof

It is that time of the year again for Singapore's infamous flooding

A video of a flooded stretch of road made its way around social media this morning (13 June).  In the short clip, vehicles are seen moving at a very slow pace due to the high water level and the inability to see lane markings on the road.    The flood location is identified to be on the main road towards Punggol Road and TPE (PIE).  This is how the 3-lane road looks like during normal conditions.   After yesterday’s heavy rain (12 July), PUB issued a risk of flash floods occurring in several areas in Singapore. With thundery showers expected till mid-July, be prepared for any sightings of a flood.  Netizens’ comments  Full of sarcastic humour.  IMO, this is one of those rare moments for SUVs to demonstrate their capability in Singapore.    The optimism that we all wish to have. 😎  Not gonna lie, this person is asking the REAL QUESTION here.  If you ever encounter a flood, here are some advice to note: Drive slowly and defensively. Do not speed or accelerate suddenly. Pump your brakes and monitor your engine performance after driving through the flood.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Camcar and P-plate BMW driver engage in a heated exchange

Here's footage of a camcar unleashing his fury onto a probationary BMW driver after he was recklessly cut off while making a left turn. According to the video, the incident occurred on Saturday night (July 10) at Bugis (Middle Road) in the wee hours of the morning. The video starts with both vehicles turning left, with the camcar being in the middle lane and the BMW being on the extreme left road. As the camcar turned, I noticed that his vehicle had eaten into the left lane, which elicited a honk from the BMW driver. After the camcar had adjusted back to his lane, the BMW suddenly switched into the middle lane recklessly, which angered the driver and led him to hit the horn. The bulk of the video comprised the haughty exchange between both drivers. The camcar driver was verbally bashing the BMW driver for his turning technique, and the BMW driver defending his actions. Even though it was wrong for the BMW driver to perform that reckless lane change in a fit of rage, the camcar driver was not entirely in the clear as he did not correctly turn into his lane at the start. Netizens’ reactions The internet was divided on this issue, with a majority asking for the camcar driver to share more footage from the incident. A few bashed the BMW driver for his recklessness. . . while a small minority focused on the cyclist on the right, who appeared not to be wearing a helmet and was on the wrong side of the road. TBH, all of this could have been avoided if both drivers would chill and talk things through properly. Also, with a P-plate, the BMW driver should have known better than purposely creating trouble on the road.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

McLaren 720S crash on ECP: Here's the video footage

Earlier this week (Jul 7), a white McLaren 720S was spotted crashed into a row of plants along East Coast Parkway (ECP). Here's new video footage of the crash that just surfaced, via the perspective of a cam car witness: Driver lost control while trying to overtake The video footage here shows the white sports car which skidded from lane 3 to lane 1 while trying to overtake from the left side of the cam car.  Close shave with Cam Car The cam car was fortunate enough to drive away unscathed, as the cam car driver was just a few meters behind when the McLaren skidded and crashed. The million-dollar sports car was visibly damaged after it crashed into the potted plants alongside the road divider. Driver has been taken to hospital The driver has been reportedly been taken to Raffles Hospital after the crash. We're still awaiting updates about the status of the driver. We strongly advise all drivers to drive within the speed limit, and to take extra care when navigating turns, especially during the recent wet weather conditions. --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

lonlonlon

lonlonlon

Renault Megane RS tries to outrun a Mercedes-Benz GLA45 and fails

TL;DR – A Megane RS shows us how its 6-speed manual transmission can't outshift the GLA45s' 7-speed DCT transmission   A user-uploaded video on Complaint Singapore features a Megane RS and a GLA45s drag racing from one traffic light to the next. Here's the video for reference:     Where? The 22-second video takes place in the CBD area of Singapore, along Central Blvd. It's not a Hyundai The caption of the video states that the car racing the Mercedes is a Hyundai, but it's not. It's a Renault Megane RS Manual vs DCT Towards the end of the video, you'll notice that the GLA overtakes the Megane RS before the video cuts off. So, does that mean that a dual-clutch transmission is better than a manual one? Let's see how Google answered this question. Online chatter   Whoa. Why so angry? LOL BlueSG car also faster\   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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Frustrations from a full bladder cost this limousine driver $8000

A limousine driver was fined $4,500 in court on Thursday (8 July) for punching and kicking another car that was blocking his way at a yellow-box junction. According to Channel News Asia, the incident occurred in May 2019 near Ion Orchard, when the freelance limousine driver urgently needed to go to the toilet while being stuck in a traffic jam. Due to his tight schedule, the driver needed to be at Beach Road in less than half an hour for another job. Wanting to exit from Orchard Turn into Orchard Boulevard, the driver found himself caught in a slow-moving peak hour traffic. There was no way for him to move out as vehicles were stopping inside the yellow-box junction. As the light turned green in his favour, the limousine driver tried to move out but was blocked by the victim, who stopped his vehicle in the yellow-box junction. With the frustration of a full bladder on a packed schedule, the driver got upset at the victim for being ungracious. This led to him throwing a temper tantrum as he alighted his limousine, kicked the front bumper and pounded on the windows and doors of the victim’s vehicle. The victim subsequently sent his car into a workshop and received a full quotation of $7,074.84. However, he only opted for partial repairs, which costs $550. The limousine driver pleaded guilty to one count of mischief, with a secondary charge of intentionally causing alarm. As compensation for the damages he had inflicted, he repaid the victim a total of $3,500. Along with the fine, the total amount that he had to pay resulted in $8,000. While I understand the pent-up stress that one experiences from holding his bladder for 11 hours straight, what the driver did to the victim was in bad taste. Also, wouldn’t raging at someone else take up more time, especially since he desperately needed a toilet then? Netizens’ reactions While the limousine driver got lucky and did not have to serve any time in jail, $8,000 is still a lot to pay for a moment of road rage.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Lambo lady calls out Honda driver for poor finances and bad parking, but wait, there’s a plot twist

The driver of a purple Lamborghini Gallardo purportedly shamed a Honda Civic driver for his/her social status and his/her parking skills. 

 A purple Lamborghini Gallardo can be seen parked outside the demarcation of a parking lot. Despite her poor parking, Lambo lady took to her Instagram story to shame the Honda Civic driver.  Lambo lady cited that jealousy was the Honda Civic driver’s reason for parking extremely close to her Lambo. Puzzled by her logic? ME TOO.   Thereafter, she allegedly threatens the unknown Honda Civic driver by indicating her intention of “creating trouble for him/her”.  The Plot Twist Now comes the interesting part...the plot twist. Despite Lambo lady’s success and wealth, she apparently did not pay for her road tax since 27th June 2021.   Furthermore, netizens have apparently found her personal information, including her name, social media accounts, occupation and the company she works at. With all this information made public, things certainly do not look good for the Lambo lady.   Under the Road Traffic Act, offenders that keep or use a vehicle without a valid road tax will face a maximum fine of $2,000.   Netizens' comments Highly doubt 1 tub of aloe vera is sufficient for the amount of burn Lambo lady receives. Tired of reading burn comments on the Lambo lady? Here are some burn comments on her Lamborghini Gallardo.  If there is anything to learn from this, it is “money can’t solve every problem” especially if you (LAMBO LADY) ARE THE PROBLEM.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Driving School 101: Always check them blindspots before changing lanes

A grey Honda Stream driver almost caused an unnecessary accident, by abruptly changing lanes without checking its blindspots. A Honda Stream driver that did a last-minute lane change, resulted in a near-miss with a motorcyclist.  Luckily for that ignorant driver, the motorcyclist’s defensive reaction kicked in, and he managed to perform an impressive evasive manoeuvre to avoid the Honda Stream.   Subsequently, the enraged motorcyclist rode alongside the Honda Stream to confront the driver but was shrugged off. Our road community could certainly do without entitled drivers who show blatant disregard for road safety.  #Respectforbikers  According to Singapore’s traffic rules, offenders will face a composition fine of $100 for their failure to signal. While offenders who drive without due care or reasonable consideration for other road users will face 9 demerit points and a composition fine of $300.  Netizens' Reaction Facts, facts, facts. Lesson learnt: Change starts from within. Let’s start inculcating a safer road culture for our fellow road users.    --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

An unlucky day for the owner of this Toyota Prius

A Toyota Prius was seen parked in an open-air carpark with a bamboo pole sticking out of its windshield. It looks like the bamboo pole, used for hanging wet laundry, fell from an apartment located in the block behind the parked vehicle. This led to the pole 'impaling' the car's windshield, resulting in a rather large (and heartbreaking) crack.  While the identity of the pole's owner is still unknown, many have speculated that it must have fallen from a unit located on a high level. The definition of 'killer litter' refers to articles or things that are thrown from high-rise buildings that may cause death.  According to the Housing Development Board (HDB), if found guilty of killer litter, there's a maximum jail term of 5 years or a fine, or both.  Netizens' reactions Appalled by this peculiar incident, netizens tried to stay positive and console the owner of the Toyota Prius. Some even called for the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to start implementing shelters for open-air carparks in HDB estates. All I can say is that the owner of the Prius is just 'sibei suay' and chose the wrong parking lot at the wrong time. With any luck, hopefully, his car insurance is able to cover this unforeseen damage!    --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

The world of Audi RS is now in Singapore

There’s nothing quite like the exhilarating performance abilities that Audi’s RS range offers, and they’re now all here in Singapore – take your pick.   There’s a lot to love about the RS range from Audi. They all offer tremendous performance credentials, every day practicality and usability, along with a dynamic driving experience unlike any other.   They’re all great cars. But the best part? All the new RS models available as of today are now available in Singapore. All of them. That’s quite a big deal.   Each Audi RS model has its own set of special qualities that make them great. And this run down will tell you why all of us love them so much.   RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback   There is nothing quite like the RS Q3. You can have it in your preferred bodystyle – as an SUV or Sportback - but in its heart lies an engine unlike any other.   The 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine is one that harks back to Audi’s rally days. Both the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback make 394bhp and 480Nm of torque.   It is no slouch. Those numbers are fast car numbers. As thrilling as speed is, what charms the most about the RS Q3 is the way it doles all that power down. There is nothing like the sonorous soundtrack from a five-cylinder.   And if you’re looking for a silhouette that’s a little more sensual, there’s the RS Q3 Sportback, too.   And to put that either in calm and understated SUV body, or in a striking and sensous silhouette like the Sportback – whatever your choice, there really is nothing quite as thrilling like it in its class.   RS 4 Avant   The thing about Audis is how approachable they are. They fit in almost any lifestyle, with more practical options, like an Avant if you need more loading space.   Avant is Audi speak for a station wagon. And you can only get the new RS 4 exclusively as one.   In its performance too it is approachable. A 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 sends 444bhp and 600Nm of torque to all four wheels.   You are guaranteed to win traffic light races, but it is a car that won’t bite you in sticky situations when you’re at your own personal limits of fast road driving.   And not to forget the surprise on every other driver’s face when they see an Audi station wagon moving away at rapid speed.   RS 5 Sportback and RS 5 Coupe   But not everyone wants a station wagon. The sedan is the traditional choice. But what’s the point of being traditional if you have 444bhp and 600Nm of mind numbing torque?   The RS 5 Sportback, then, will be your best bet. You get the same firepower, but in a suit that’s a little more tailored. In this case, a sloping, coupe-like four-door.   Just like the RS 4 it has been updated with a stronger looking front, along with various infotainment and feature updates that add to the RS driving experience, such as two definable performance driving modes, along with an optional sports exhaust.   And of course, if you prefer, you can go for the full two-door lifestyle with the RS 5 Coupe, too.   RS 6 Avant   Who can forget the RS 6 Avant? This writer for sure has not. It is a powerhouse of speed. And everyone gets to enjoy it, with luggage in tow, too.   That’s right, this is another fast station wagon from the Audi RS stable. You can get the RS 6 in this generation only as an Avant. And that makes it a little more special.   And power is immense. So are the numbers. 591bhp. 800Nm. If that doesn’t surprise you, this is a four-wheel drive station wagon that’ll hit 100km/h in 3.6 seconds, and top out at 305km/h without its speed governor, or if you have no government to catch you doing it.   In every gear, and at any speed, the RS 6 always pulls strongly. But of course, you still can turn down the fun and it becomes your regular A6 if you ever need it.   RS 7 Sportback   Again, there’s only so much you can do with almost 600bhp and 800Nm if you can’t flaunt it just a little bit, right? For the first time ever in Singapore, the RS 7 Sportback is here.   This is no sensuous and soft four-door coupe. This is a muscular and aggressive one – wider by some 40mm than the regular A7. And putting that firepower together with these good looks certainly sounds like a good idea.   There’s some RS-specific bits that the RS 7 Sportback benefits from, such as its dynamic OLED taillights that offer a distinct RS light show whenever you lock or unlock the doors.   Yes, the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 heart lies in the RS 7 Sportback as it does in the RS6. So expect the same brutal abilities of it, and then some.   RS Q8   Audi RS isn’t backing down with its offerings, though. Everyone loves an SUV today. What about a fast, and I mean very, very fast SUV? Even better.   You cannot deny the Audi Q8’s good looks. It is tremendous, and offers a lot of road presence without being too over the top.   And that tremendous, twin-turbo V8 powerplant powering the RS 6 and RS 7 Sportback? You’ll find it in the RS Q8, too.   This is an SUV that only takes 0.2-seconds lesser than the RS 7 Sportback to complete the century sprint. But a clumbersone SUV it is not around corners. It is as sharp a tool as the RS Q3.   It is no surprise, then, that the RS Q8 is the current lap record holder for a production SUV around the Nurburgring Nordschleife.   R8 Spyder and R8 Coupe   Here is a sports car that you never lose any practicality for. It is the Audi R8, and it is all updated for 2021. Once available with a quattro all-wheel drive system, you can now have the R8 in rear-wheel drive.   You see, this is a car that still appeals to the true car enthusiast. And yet, offers the flamboyance of a low slung two-door coupe that most would lust over.   Sitting mid-way in the car is a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 that sings, making 532bhp to the rear wheels.   But the familiarity of the R8, just like all Audis, offers it that ability for many to drive a super car every day, for work and leisure, without compromise.   Be it the R8 Spyder or the Coupe that you choose, this is one car that lets yourself and others around you experience the best when it comes to motoring excellence.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

Deeq

Deeq

Honda Fit turned into a meme after unnecessarily reversing on busy Braddell Road

A driver was caught reversing dangerously along Braddell Road with a moderate amount of traffic. It's insane! I know!  The incident took place yesterday (July 6) at 3pm (which is around the time when traffic starts to pick up at that area).  A red Honda Fit having missed the initial exit leading towards Lorong Chuan/CTE(SLE) along Braddell Road (see map to see where we think this happened), stops in the middle of the road with total disregard of the motorist behind it. As the video progresses, you realise that it's slowly reversing and stopping every few seconds to avoid crashing into other drivers. Even heavy vehicles had to stop and switch lanes when they noticed what the driver was doing. Who is this mad driver? According to eyewitnesses, the driver was a lady who appeared to be in a rush towards her destination.  This was incredibly hard to watch and it's a miracle that she managed to get away with it. Netizens’ reactions According to the Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS), reversing unnecessarily on roadways is a serious offence. If caught, the driver will be issued 6 demerit points and a composition fine of $200.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Cyclists in two separate videos disregard the red light and experience instant ragret

Within the past 24 hours, two unrelated cases of vehicles knocking over cyclists have surfaced on Facebook. The only thing constant in the equation? Both cyclists disregarded the red man and cycled across the road anyway. Both incidents took place yesterday (July 5), with the first one being at Choa Chu Kang and the second one at Sembawang. In the first video, a female driver was driving straight ahead across a road junction along Choa Chu Kang Dr after noticing that the light had turned green. However, she noticed that a cyclist had dashed out as she was accelerating, which led to her hitting the cyclist.   Take note: there is loud screaming and graphic content in the following videos.  In the second video, a taxi was seen performing a right turn at a road junction in between Sembawang and Mandai Road when it hits a cyclist that was crossing the road at a red light.  Despite the roads being busy in both videos, the cyclists thought that they were able to beat the red light and just YOLO-ed their way through. Honestly, if I were them, I would be in constant "ragret" over this one stupid decision.  Netizens' reactions It didn't take long for netizens to express their sentiments with regard to both incidents. As for the taxi driver (in the second video), many netizens shared their frustrations with the cyclist for not following the rules. We hope that all parties involved in both accidents are okay and will post any further updates if necessary.    --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Multiple cars involved in a bizarre accident along Lornie Road

TL;DR – A Honda Vezel, Mazda 5 and Nissan Note get involved in an accident with multiple public properties damaged   A video of an accident uploaded on Instagram caught my attention today. In it, we find a white Honda Vezel, a brown Mazda 5 and a white Nissan Note involved in an accident. Here’s the video 22-second video for your viewing pleasure. Here’s more footage of the accident (at a different angle)   Disclaimer The white Vezel might or might not be involved in this accident, or the driver might be a good Samaritan who parked at the side to help the occupants of the front two cars. Damage to public property I count a signboard, a lamppost, a tree and a section of the railings. It looks like it’s going to be an expensive affair for whoever was at fault. That’s weird The biggest question after watching the video – “How did the Note end up on the railings?” Online chatter   I legit think this is funny Spread my wings and fly away   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Six reasons why you should now make the choice to go electric

With growing capabilities, improving charging and expanding choices, the decision to go electric is becoming easier by the day.   Electric Vehicles (EVs) are the future. That's a given. More and more brands are increasingly electrifying their portfolios, and new incentives from the Government are also further encouraging the use of EVs. However, it's perfectly understandable that not every driver is ready to go electric right now. Even as EV technology continues to advance, existing anxiety and questions about EV usage and ownership persevere. Here are six common concerns about EVs, and how they continue to be addressed.
1. Limited battery range and life Range is of course a continuing concern when it comes to EVs. Great strides have been taken in this regard - compared to the limited range of earlier EVs, modern EVs like the new rear-wheel drive Porsche Taycan have a range of 434km. Based on the latest data.gov.sg statistics, cars travel an average of 48km a day in Singapore. As such, a Taycan could easily be used for a whole week with some charge still to spare. Battery life should also be a diminishing concern. Porsche offers an 8-year battery warranty, but EV batteries are estimated to be able to last more than 10 years before a replacement is required. Of course, battery capacity will degrade over time, but proper use and care will help extend battery life. And moving forward, battery capacity and affordability will continue to improve. Since 2010, the price of an average Lithium-ion battery pack has dropped by over 80%. So, replacing the battery won't be as intimidating as it may seem.
2. Lack of charging infrastructure The availability of charging can be a limiting factor for the use of EVs in Singapore. Right now, there are around 1,600 charging points available, and the Government has announced that 60,000 charging points will be installed by 2030. Porsche and Shell have also partnered to have six charging stations along Malaysia's North-South Highway equipped with 180kW DC chargers, offering the highest charging capacity across Singapore and Malaysia. Charging your Taycan from 5 to 80% will take just 30 minutes. This will offer seamless travel from Singapore all the way to Penang. For Taycan customers, Porsche Centre Singapore will also appoint a certified electrical specialist to conduct a full electrical and spatial check of parking facilities at a residence or workplace, and to install the included Porsche Charging equipment if possible. The installation is subsequently assessed and approved in accordance with Singapore regulations.
3. Slow charging time Charging times also continue to tumble as charging technology and battery capability improve. The Taycan's 800V architecture allows the battery to be charged at a maximum capacity of 270kW, which can add 100km of range in 5 minutes, and charge from 5 to 80% in 22.5 minutes. Using a standard 11kW AC charger, the Taycan can be fully charged from 0 to 100% in 9 hours or under, depending on the model variant and battery size. Even with the bigger Performance Battery Plus, charging from 5 to 80% at a 50kW DC charger takes about 90 minutes - a good amount of time to do your weekly supermarket run or catch up with friends over brunch. And, adding up to 100km of range takes about 30 minutes.
4. Safety concerns about the battery While exploding e-scooter batteries may make for an attention-grabbing gif, batteries in EVs are much better protected. And they should be - it is effectively the heart of the car. The Taycan's battery is housed in the underbody of the car, with the waterproof housing forming a load-bearing component of the body structure, and secured by means of a steel protective plate. The complex cooling system also ensures that the battery is operating at specific temperatures regardless of the outside temperature. 5. Unknown maintenance costs Maintenance is an inevitable and recurring cost of owning a car. With EVs still relatively new to our market, long-term maintenance costs may still be slightly unknown. However, compared to a typical internal combustion engine car, an EV has significantly fewer moving parts, which would generally reduce maintenance costs. The components that would require regular maintenance are the brakes, wheel alignment, air-con and battery optimisation. For ease of mind, Porsche offers a complimentary 5-year maintenance and warranty programme that covers all maintenance and repair including of wear and tear. This is on top of the 8-year battery warranty. Customer who wants absolute peace of mind can also opt for the extended warranty for up to 15 years. 6. Lack of choice 10 years ago, drivers keen on electric cars had fairly limited options. Now, there are at least 15 brands that offer fully electric models, which really shows how far things have come since. Even within the Porsche Taycan lineup, you have plenty of choice. Four model variants are available, ranging from the base rear-wheel drive Taycan to the monstrously powerful 751bhp Taycan Turbo S. And of course, as with any Porsche, extensive personalisation options are available via Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur means that you can create a truly unique car of your own.
And let's face it, EVs aren't just the way forward, they are also here to stay. Thankfully, with growing battery and powertrain capabilities, improving charging facilities and expanding choices, EVs are increasingly practical to live with and use daily. As a result, you would be wise to consider making the switch today.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

Deeq

Deeq

Check out Punggol's new carpark R&R corner

A small part of a HDB multi-storey carpark in Punggol has been transformed into a comfortable "relax corner". Posted on Saturday (July 3), a fellow Singaporean submitted photographs of a HDB multi-storey carpark located in Punggol Central. In the photographs, a couple of motorcycle lots were transformed into a resting area completely furnished with couches, drawers, and multiple helmets on a ledge. It was speculated that the area could be for food delivery riders who live in the area or riders waiting in the vicinity for more orders. While it was unsure if the space belonged to a single user or open to the public, the amount of effort that it took to transform the area was certainly impressive. According to the Housing Development Board (HDB) regulations, no tables, tents, or chairs are allowed in the facility and any ongoing activity must not affect the parking needs of residents. Failure to heed these guidelines will result in negative feedback and the parties involved will have their permits revoked.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

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