Well, here we are again. Another day, and another story about a Volkswagen Scirocco being stupid again.
Now don't get this writer wrong. The Scirocco is a nice little car, especially when it is done up nicely and not wrapped up in some ghastly chrome wrap with an obnoxious exhaust that blares through the neighbourhood at night. Fun fact, the Scirocco is unobtainium for American buyers due to Volkswagen never making it available there. And yet what do owners here do with their Sciroccos? Read on.
From our, uh, fellow, uh, compatriots(?) over at SG Road Vigilante, we have here a Scirocco with its engine separated from the car. From the information provided, this took place somewhere in Woodlands yesterday night, 19/1/2021.
Now, typically the place one would see an engine being out from the car would be at a workshop. And with this Scirocco being a Volkswagen product, this writer is willing to bet that an engine out service happens quite often.
Let's not digress. This isn't an automotive workshop, which there are quite a few of in Woodlands. This is a neighbourhood street. So how did this Scirocco end up being separated from its engine in the middle of a street?
This writer is guessing the driver was feeling particularly lucky and decided to test the strength and integrity of the bus stop bollards. Now, this writer is not the biggest fan of LTA (far from it, in fact), but one thing that they have done right is the installation of these bollards at all bus stops and multiple traffic junctions in Singapore. Just think, those bollards are meant to stop a literal bus that weighs at least 10 tons with no passengers on board, so what is one silly little Scirocco going to do to it? And should you need some reference.....
This Lotus stood no chance.
And neither did this bus.
Seriously, people, don't test how strong these bollards are. This writer isn't a betting man but he is more than willing to bet that your vehicle isn't going to be too drivable after kissing a bollard at speed. Which is presumably what the driver of the Scirocco was doing. Furthermore, speeding through neighbourhood streets? Does this driver actually have that little disregard for his/her life, let alone others? If you want to maim or kill yourself, by all means, but don't drag others down with you, especially on neighbourhood streets where human traffic tends to be higher.
And judging by how parts of the car, not to mention the engine, are strewn all about the road and the bus stop, the Scirocco definitely hit the bollard at a significant rate of speed. It's quite amazing to see how the rest of the car still looks relatively intact.
Now once again, this writer is not condemning all Scirocco owners. Just the ones who can't seem to keep themselves out of trouble and end up causing more trouble and inconvenience for everyone else. And not to speculate, but this most likely could be the handiwork of some "YP". Just saying, you never know. 🤷
Ultimately, it doesn't look like anyone was hurt in this accident. At least we hope not. The only "fatality" here is that Scirocco because the only way that car could ever possibly drive again would be nothing short of divine intervention. Or a seemingly bottomless wallet and a lack of common sense, whichever comes first.
Drive safely people. There's a time and place for everything, but showing off and acting a fool on the roads, especially neighbourhood streets, there's never any time nor place for that.
This cute, 24-second video could have turned horrific in a heartbeat.
In this video, we see a man chasing his dog across the road.
I’ve tried to identify the breed of the dog, and it looks like a Maltese or a Maltese mix.
Image by orvis.com
The playful dog prances around its owner evading capture.
Under normal circumstances, this would be a cute scenario (watching the helpless owner failing to catch the dog and even falling on the road is quite funny).
But then, the dog, oblivious to traffic, almost gets run down by a truck.
The truck manages to swerve out just in time and saves the pooch from doggy heaven.
What the people say
Yes owner. Get a leash.
Bored because you can't travel? Why not challenge your friends to a drag race and get fined under the Road Traffic Act?
On 18th January, as seen on SG Road Vigilante, a group of approximately eight people were at this illegal drag race. Seems like there were five spectators, two racers and one starter.
It wasn't a very fair race because the starter's hand was blocking the Volkswagen Scirocco. It started later than the Mitsubishi Lancer, who saw a golden opportunity (his view not blocked by the starter) and raced ahead. Where's the sportsmanship, brother?
Though, if you ask me, I think this race wasn't about speed. The race track was short, and the cars were driving carefully. Yknow why? Cuz' slow and steady wins the race.
Some Facebook users were hypothesizing other reasons for the gathering, while others bashed them for their apparent drag racing.
Whatever it is, the uploader shouldn't have bao toh (read: sabotage) his friends. Actually, come to think of it, who was videoing this? Weren't there already eight people in the frame? Or also +1 camera man?
We start off the week with video that happened a week or so ago but only started to trend recently.
Seen on SG Road Vigilante, is this particular Mazda 3 driver that became so triggered that he had to get out of his car with vulgarities spewing out of his mouth non stop.
Like all road rage incidents though, it takes two to clap. Thankfully, the camera car driver was honest enough to show what he did that made the Mazda 3 driver so pissed. We could see him honking the Mazda as the road merge at the junction along Bedok North Road, before speeding past the Mazda which also tried to filter into the middle lane due to construction works ahead.
Those two actions probably triggered the Mazda 3 driver bad and when he got to block the camera car, he made sure he was heard by the camera car.
Probably not wanting to blow this up, the camera car drove off after the heated exchange of words but the Mazda 3, whose road tax had also expired, gave chase and did some not-very-nice gestures when he caught up...
Let us know what are your thoughts on this case of road rage!
How can one stop motorists from making too much noise with their engines? Someone in Malaysia reckoned that building speed humps outside his place will work.
As seen on an article by Mothership.sg, Nor Muhamad Roslam Harun, who lives in Besut, Malaysia said that the exhaust noises caused by the vehicles disturbed his sleep.
So the 40-year-old, who was "depressed" due to this, built 11 speed bumps to slow down vehicles travelling past his house.
The bumps which stretched across a 40m stretch of road cost him RM1,080 (S$354.83) and it was from part of the i-Sinar Employees Provident Fund.
For those who aren't in the know, the i-Sinar fund are for workers who are self-employed and had their business suffered due to COVID-19.
Soon, the humps pissed motorists off and he had to remove them after videos of people using the road went viral.
As explained by Roslam, he originally wanted to build lower speed bumps. However, the asphalt hardened too fast, resulting in higher and bigger speed bumps.
He has since apologised hired the pros to level all the speed bumps, including the additional two that were on the road originally after the police advised him.
Hello nieces and nephews, Uncle Koba here!
Today we have a half-baked driver who got captured by beh chia lor Facebook page. She realised that she left her iPhone at home and decided to make a swift three-point-turn where it is so quick that hit onto the motorcyclist who is going in the same direction as her.
Okay, then the next thing happens. Watch the video and I shall comment.
Aiyo. This is disappointing.
Why you turn out like this! Why you never even check your side mirror? Your car so expensive, why you cannot add on blind-spot monitoring system into the car.
Uncle Koba so angry. Uncle Koba wants to make this video Viral.
She only "check out" on the motorcyclist after the accident happens. Haiyooo. I feel so bad for the motorcyclist, his bike and also the content inside the food panda bag (somebody gonna gets hungry today)
So nieces and nephews drive safely and do remember to check out the blind spot when you are driving.
So, I chanced upon a video posted on ROADS.sg Facebook page with the caption:
"Posting as video witness. Lorry driver changes lanes without signalling or checking blindspots, causes Pizza Hut delivery rider to slip and fall to avoid collision. Wishing rider speedy and full recovery. Happened along Thomson Road on 12/01/2021."
My first thought:
What exactly is it about turn signal / indicators that makes them so difficult to use?!
Whenever an incident occurs, only the first party would know what exactly happened, however, some Facebook users felt that the lorry driver wasn't in the wrong:
Indeed, when you take a closer look, it does seem like the slippery white line on the road might have contributed to the Pizza Hut delivery rider's loss of control of the bike.
Whether the delivery rider fell because of the slippery road conditions, he was forced to react in a split second (likely after a long tiring day of riding in the rain)to save his own life, all because the lorry driver didn't felt the need to use his signals.
At the end of the day, we should always be considerate on the road, nobody can read your mind, if you want to make a turn or lane change, is it really that much to expect everyone to use their signals?
If you don't like road cyclists, your blood confirm boil after this. According to SG Road Vigilante, these young cyclists caused a big hoo-hah in the middle of cross street road.
From their body language, seems like they were buaysong (read: unhappy) with the Comfort Delgro Taxi. This took place on 14th January 8:21PM.
While we don't know what happened, these cyclists had the audacity to gang up and trash it out on the roads. Some people really never die before, literally. 😑
Naturally, many Facebook users were enraged with the cyclists' behaviour:
What's worse than YPs? YPs on bicycles picking fights on roads, obviously.
With the planned phasing out of combustion engines by 2040, we find out from Cars & Coffee about how an electric car might just work out well today.
Thinking of getting an Electric Car (EV) in Singapore? Well, it isn't as hard as you think it is.
With the government planning to phase out the sale of new cars with Internal Combustion Engines by 2040 along with added incentives, EV ownership is set to increase in the next few years.
But can you make that choice today? We go to Cars & Coffee to find out more with its large lineup of cars, that also includes EVs.
1. They're fast and cool
There's something that everyone can enjoy when it comes to EVs: Their ability to provide instantaneous torque.
Perhaps the car manufacturer that truly represents this is Tesla. Cars & Coffee has the Model 3 sedan. With 510Nm of torque pushed out from its single electric motor, you can expect pretty rapid acceleration.
But elsewhere, the Model 3 is a cool car inside and out. It sports a minimalist interior with a huge 15-inch display to control various infotainment and vehicle features, plus, an all-glass roof.
And, most importantly, there's nothing short of cool about being seen in a Tesla today.
2. Small and practical, too
But an electric car doesn't have to be a luxurious go-fast option. You can have them in compact, practical packages too.
Check out the Honda e available at Cars & Coffee. If a practical roundabout is what you're after, the Honda e is a pretty sweet choice.
And it looks cool too. It looks quirky and fun, with proportions just a tad smaller than the quintessential Honda Jazz.
It's decked out in features. There's five screens displaying various driving and infotainment information. And in a bid for more efficient aerodynamics, it has cameras instead of wing mirrors - a cool party trick to show your passengers.
3. Servicing is easy
As car owners, you're used to the routine of frequent oil changes, spark plugs and the like.
Electric vehicles don't have to deal with the greasy, oily affair - they don't have internal combustion engines.
The routine maintenance then only generally applies to things such as your brake pads and discs, tyres, and of course topping up your windshield washer fluid.
It is cheaper in the long run, and thanks to the lesser maintenance, many EVs offer longer warranty periods. Cars & Coffee for example offers a five year or 130,000km warranty on the Tesla Model 3, whichever comes first.
4. Charging isn't as hard as you think it is
We've grown used to seeing our fuel gauge close to empty, popping by a petrol station and filling up. It takes 10 minutes - and lets you drive for a considerable distance before ever needing to fill up again.
The age-old idea that EVs take forever to charge is dead. They now charge as fast as your own mobile phone. The Honda e, for example, can charge at one of SP Group's 50kW fast chargers from 20 to 80% in under 30 minutes.
And more and more charging stations will be coming up in Singapore. This year's Budget has announced that there will be 28,000 charging ports in Singapore by 2030.
Another good reason to go for an EV now are reserved lots! Many malls offer reserved parking lots for electric cars, some even offering free charging! You'll never worry about finding a parking lot again.
5. Better rebates for EVs
With government initiatives to encourage car buyers to choose cleaner, more efficient vehicles, EVs will stand to benefit, too.
From 1 January 2021, the updated Vehicle Emissions Scheme rebate will be increased by $5,000, meaning a Band A1 vehicle will benefit from a $25,000 rebate.
But that's not all when you pick an EV. The Electric Vehicle Early Adoption Incentive offers a rebate of 45% off the Additional Registration Fee for EVs, capped at $20,000.
Which means, if you are planning to buy a Band A1 EV from 2021, you can benefit from a rebate of up to $45,000!
So, if you have the means to get an electric vehicle today, there are certainly a lot of benefits. With the government planning to phase out the sale of internal combustion engines by 2040, why wait when you can start today?
Looking for a new car? Head on down to Cars & Coffee Singapore at these locations. To get in touch, you can contact Cars & Coffee Singapore at 6266 5555.
For today, it's the Mazda CX-30!
So, what is the Mazda CX-30? A crossover? A Mazda 3 in taller boots? Let Jon tell you all about it!
In the simplest of terms, this is what the Mazda CX-30 is.
But if you still don't really understand what Jon means.... Yes. The CX-30 is the taller version of the Mazda 3 Hatchback.
Mazda's Kodo design language is arguably one of the best design languages in the car industry, currently, at least to this writer. The Kodo design language carries itself around pretty well, from sedan to SUV, and it almost seems like Mazda can do no wrong with it.
Not the most generous boot capacity, admittedly.
But, the CX-30 has a flat load floor! Perfect if you want to transport bigger or bulkier items like a bicycle or IKEA furniture. No weird hump in the middle of the car floor to give you difficulty.
At Jon's height, he still has a decent amount of legroom. Not to mention, the leather in the CX-30 is quite a lovely colour.
But yes, headroom is a drawback. Especially since there is a sunroof. So, taller people, do take note. Jon still has some headroom but it isn't much.
This writer daresays Mazda is killing it with the design of the dashboard layout. Clean, simple lines with a rectangular screen positioned at an optimal angle, and with physical buttons for the important things like air-conditioning and music control. It's really intuitive.
Took the words right out of this writer's mouth you did, Jon.
Well, with these power levels, you won't be winning many traffic light races. But hey, it's more than enough for overtaking on the expressway, plus Mazda's SkyActiv engines do make their cars feel a little more brisk than what the spec sheet claims to be.
Want to know more about what Jon has to say about the Mazda CX-30? Watch the video below to find out!
For this video review, it's the Skoda Superb Laurin & Klement!
In case you don't already know, Laurin & Klement are the surnames of Skoda's founders, and the brand pays homage to them by labelling the top specification of certain models with Laurin & Klement, to reflect the slightly special status of that particular car being the top trim level. And Idris will be showing you how superb the Skoda Superb is.
And yes, if the words Skoda Superb ring a bell....
If there's one thing Skoda has really gotten right these past few years, it's how increasingly handsome their cars have become. To this writer, the attractiveness of the front fascia is balanced and not all in your face "look at me, I'm handsome". There's a certain amount of restraint and this writer certainly appreciates it.
And like mentioned above, any Skoda with the Laurin & Klement badge is the top trim level of that particular Skoda model.
Yes, it's pronounced "schko-da", not "sko-da"
For a car in its class, the Superb really has a superb amount of boot space, 625 litres worth. That should be more than enough for an extended run to the supermarket with a detour for even more shopping.
At Idris' height, look at the amount of legroom he still has. That really is generous.
Trickling down from the higher echelon brands in the Volkswagen Audi Group, the virtual cockpit, which initially debuted in Audi models, has now made its way to Skoda.
In case anyone is wondering, Julian is the editor of sgCarMart. And this writer agrees with him, ventilated seats are very nice indeed. There is just something so pleasing about having cold air blown at your back and backside while you sit, and getting out of the car without a slightly sweaty back. Especially in our climate, ventilated seats are a must. Pity not many cars have them still.
And yes, Idris has said it. Want to find out more? Watch the full video to find out all Idris has to say about the Skoda Superb!
Looking for a German performance sedan? The Audi RS5 offers plenty of performance with 444bhp and 600Nm of torque.
And boy is Idris excited to get behind the wheel in this video review!
Wouldn't we all?
And as you would expect from a Sportback from Audi, it is quite the looker as well.
But this RS5 comes with plenty of practical features as well.
Despite offering so much performance, there's space for our usual luggage test in the boot!
And being a four-door, you'd expect sufficient space for your passengers as well, and the RS5 delivers.
Unfortunately it looks like that touchscreen is a bit of a stretch away when you're seated at the front...
And how does it drive? Very impressively it seems!
Watch the full video to see and hear more of the Audi RS5 on the road!
You'll want to!
Imagine driving on a busy street where parking is scarce, and you see a vacant parking lot a few cars in front of you.
Every driver starts hoping and praying that the cars in front of them don’t take that parking lot.
In this case, no one takes that lot.
When you’re closer, you realise why.
Uncle, why you so kiasu
Some overgrown Smurf uncle is standing there reserving the lot for his friend/family/idgaf who.
I’m sorry, but “Uncle, this isn’t some Kopitiam where you reserve a table with your tissue.”
Here’s the video by SG Road Vigilante, so have a look yourself. Warning – the techno music in cam car might be a little loud for some.
Cam car driver’s conversation
Cam car driver winds down his window, and we can catch snippets of his conversation with Kiasu Uncle (It would have been a little clearer without the techno).
Basic translation from Mandarin to English because my Mandarin CMI
“Hello brother, cannot like that reserve parking lot”
“My car come here first leh”
The uncle replies that his friend/son's car is just behind, and the cam car drives off in a huff hurling a string of profanities that I will not translate here.
What the people say
Some people think there’s nothing wrong with this
Some think otherwise
Personally, I think this @#$% should be illegal unless Kiasu Uncle dresses as a tissue box then I've got nothing to say.
Anyone got stuck on PIE last evening for more than an hour and half?
A few of us in the team did so, no thanks to someone who swerved out at the last minute, causing an accident that required a huge cleaning-up effort from the authorities.
Thanks to SG Road Vigilante, we now know what caused the accident which happened at PIE's Steven Road exit in the direction of Jurong, at 630pm.
While the accident itself didn't cause any serious injury, it is obvious that the Mazda 3 driver was at fault. According to the comments online, it does look like he or she was trying to avoid a frontal collision in his/her own lane by swerving into lane 2 but that unfortunately meant that the 2 motorcyclists that were lane-spliting, had to fall due to such a move.
Kudos to both the tipper truck and the Malaysian van for being reactive to what was happening in front of them!
Today on "Things you thought would happen but instead went differently", we have here 2 cars who both want to drop off and or pick up their passengers at some condominium. As some context to the title, the video was taken on 10 January 2021, and the weather has been pretty cool these past few days, slightly chilly even. So you might think the weather would perhaps let people have a bit more "chill" in their daily outlook on life too.
Oh, you naïve thing, you.
If there is one thing we can always count on, is that Singaporeans can almost always be counted on the overreact, grumble and whine about incidents that are perhaps inconsequential to most of us but of utter and outright importance to these snowflakes.
So yes, the Mercedes is hogging the pick up/drop off point. Maybe the car behind the Mercedes did try to gain the attention of the Merc's occupants, but the occupants in the Mercedes perhaps didn't realise it. Either way, lady, do you really need to jump out of your car like your seat is on fire, brandishing your phone to record the offending party's "transgressions"? If you listen to the video clearly, the way the lady slams her door with such conviction like she's on a warpath while taking the video makes this writer feel like she's taking this issue a little too seriously.
That said, the Mercedes isn't completely innocent either. Yes, we all know that you are waiting for someone to arrive before you go. But if the driveway only has so much space, just make a loop so you don't obstruct the car behind you. Let's be a little more gracious. No one likes getting wet unnecessarily, we all know that, but people don't exactly enjoy being delayed either.
Give and take, live and let learn, you scratch my back I scratch yours, do you see where this is going? Also, lady in the Mercedes, your sarcastic tone does you absolutely no favours. Driving one loop to let others alight first burns a lot of petrol, is it. If you can afford a late-generation Merc, don't say you can't afford the cost of petrol.
As Mahatma Gandhi once said, "To lose patience is to lose the battle"
But to the lady who is recording this whole thing. Just, uh, wow. Very mature response there, auntie. Perhaps try talking nicely to people in the future if you want something, even if you are extremely irritated. It also helps if you don't actively try to film the whole incident down like some wannabe paparazzi. People don't like having cameras thrust into their faces without rhyme or reason. If the shoe was on the other foot, how would that make you feel?
Also, auntie, please don't go and knock a car that isn't yours (1:28 in the video), people really don't like that. Don't cause more trouble than what you need for yourself because you never know how it could come back to bite you.
It's incidents like this that makes this writer believe that no one actually remembers Singa the Courtesy Lion or the message he was trying to push. Come on people, everything Singa stood for is literally in his name. It can't get any clearer than that. No wonder Singa quit, because no matter how hard he tried, perhaps he just could never get across to the kind of people in the video above 🤷♂️.
Just chill, everyone. 2020 didn't kill us, and 2021 just started. A little patience never killed anyone. And also it is a little too premature in the year for over-the-top nonsense so let's all just try to get along for now. For now.
Despite many manufacturers equipping their cars with many safety systems onboard their cars, they do not make the car immune to the laws of physics as we can see from these videos below.
We got hold of these videos via some of the various random group chats that have been circulating it and from the looks of it, the accident happened earlier this morning (9 Jan 2020) while the roads were greasy from the drizzle over the day.
We are not sure which part of the ECP highway this is but what is clear is that the camera car was driving at his own pace on lane 2 before (what looks like) a group of 3 BMW F10 5 series overtaking the camera car. Unfortunately, one of them lost control while trying to overtake his mates due to the last min abrupt weight transfer as he did the sudden lane change from 1 to 3.
We have no idea if the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) was turn off or was it too much even for the DSC to save in the first place?
Kudos to BMW for building a decently strong car. Despite the seriousness of the crash, the car still looked like it held up pretty well.
Anyway, with the recent rainy weather, do take extra care when on the roads and make sure your tyres have enough thread!
Watch this video posted by Singapore incidents, and you find this Skoda Kodiaq who is ferrying his prized offroad bicycle on top of his roof rack got stuck in the carpark gantry in Midview City at Sin Ming.
So here's my suggestion for the forgetful driver.
1) Use a rear bicycle mount.
Just remember to go to your nearest accessories shop to get an extra car plate to hang after you mount your bicycle.
2) Get air suspension for your ride
MCFers remember your car surrounding when you are driving to avoid an awkward situation like this!
TL;DR – A man has been jailed for seven weeks and slapped with a four-year driving ban for speeding, running two red lights, driving against traffic and failing to stop for traffic police. In his defence, he had a stomachache and needed to use the toilet.
The next time you’re driving on the roads and ‘kena’ the-mother-of-all-stomachaches, the urge to floor the accelerator will naturally creep into your mind. But don’t do it. Just don’t.
Video from SG Road Vigilante YouTube
Traffic police chase a man with irritable bowel syndrome
This incident occurred sometime in March 2019 in the wee hours of the morning. A man left the Marina Bay Sands Casino and drove towards his home in Jurong.
He experienced a stomachache and went up to speeds of 180km/hr (while literally trying to keep his S#$% together)
A traffic police officer spotted him after exiting the PIE towards Jurong Canal Drive and gave chase, but the man did not stop for them.
What other crap did he do?
He ran two red lights and drove against traffic… twice.
When the traffic police managed to pull him over, he had already crapped his pants. The police had to line the back seat of the police car with a plastic sheet before he was allowed to ride in it.
He has pleaded guilty to one charge of rash driving and failing to stop for a police officer.
He will have to serve a seven-week jail term and a four-year-long driving ban. He will begin his jail-term on the 27th of January 2021 and is currently out on $15,000 bail.
Some interesting comments
I mean, if you’re that desperate, anything is possible.
Can you imagine the conversation in the cell?
Cellmate: “Bro, what they catch you for?”
Man: “Lao Sai”
It sounds like you’ll suffer the next day.
Source - Today Singapore
That's a really long wall of text, so I'll sum it up for you. The owner of a 2011 Mercedes Viano was denied a HDB Multi-Storey Car Park season parking with the main reason being the excessive weight (more than 2,000kg) of the vehicle.
So what does he do?
He proceeded to spend some time checking out the various cars parked in HDB MSCP and came up with a short list of cars that weigh more than 2,000kg.
If you look at this excerpt from HDB's website regarding the parking restrictions for commercial vehicles (the Mercedes Viano is predominantly used as commercial passenger buses), it is a straightforward rule that commercial vehicles parking in a sheltered car park must not exceed 2,000kg.
With the rationale behind it being safety and environmental concerns as well as "efforts to preserve the character and ambience of residential estates"... Hmm, maybe HDB just find the Viano too ugly to be parked in a housing estate?
In all seriousness though, this netizen has a point, this issue likely stemmed from outdated regulations. These regulations were probably established back when commercial vehicles weighing more than 2,000kg are agricultural behemoths.
Maybe HDB should look into updating its regulations? in the meantime, I suppose this guy should get rid of the Viano and get something else, like one of the cars he mentioned instead?
Another day, another, uh, video that showcases the ugly side of Singapore.
Welcome to 2021, people. 2020 was less than a pleasant year, so this writer is sure most people would like to leave all that unhappiness behind and start the year on a fresh note, without conflict, anger, agony, and just general headache. Basically, take a chill pill.
Unfortunately, we have here one of our first candidates for idiot of the year, 2021 edition. My friend, it is not even the end of the first week of January, and you are already causing such a ruckus over a matter so trivial? Please, do everyone a favour, go back to 2020 and stay there.
The matter seems to have risen from the security guards requesting the food delivery rider to park his bike at a less disruptive or perhaps more agreeable place, with the location of the incident being the Marina One building at Straits View.
By now, it should be more or less known that the security guards at buildings in the CBD can be a little more stringent than their counterparts in other parts of Singapore. But ultimately, they're at the bottom of the food chain, having to enforce the instructions that have been laid out to them. But still, a little give and take is usually enough for everyone to settle on an amicable solution should one need to stop their vehicle at one of these buildings in the CBD. Talking nicely to everyone helps, too.
Well, this guy obviously did not get the memo. Not only was his tone extremely aggressive, he continually raised his voice at the security officers who were trying their best to keep their cool and maintain the situation the best they could.
But oh no, Mr Polite was having none of it.
If this writer were to reproduce some of the words and phrases shouted out by the raging delivery guy, well, this writer would be in a world of trouble, and then some.
Simply put, the security guards were trying to deescalate the situation, calm everyone down, let life move on. But no, Mr Angry just kept shouting, and shouting, and shouting, even at one point disparaging one of the security guard's educational qualifications.
Perhaps Mr Angry should look back at what he learnt in driving school, because he continually insists that he is allowed to park on the double yellow line and that "with LTA, there is a grace period of 10 minutes".
My friend, if you bothered to do a simple Google search of "double yellow line Singapore", one of the first results to pop up is from the LTA site OneMotoring with photographic instructions about how there should be "no parking on this side of the road at all times, except for immediate pick-up and drop-off only". I do want to know where angry delivery rider got his information about LTA giving 10 minutes grace because I have never heard of such a grace period. Perhaps angry delivery guy is smoking something real good and distorting all the facts and information of daily life around him.
To this writer, the more the delivery guy rages, the deeper the hole of stupidity he digs for himself. But yes, the security guards could have been a little more understanding, perhaps, but if you, rage monster, didn't raise your voice at them and started filming them with your phone, this matter could have been resolved a lot more amicably.
This writer also wonders if the angry delivery rider has read the comments, because the comments are all bashing him and his behaviour.
And lastly, at the end of the video, the security guards say "thank you", turn their backs and start walking away. Basically, they are disengaging from the situation because talking to stupid people is obviously tiring. But no, Mr Angry still wants the last word, and starts gesticulating with his hand in various "kung fu" hand positions and continues his verbal tirade. It's a good thing the guards don't bother responding.
My friend, this writer advises you to get therapy, because it seems like you need it. Or if that doesn't work, a long walk off a very short pier. 😏
For this video review, we have the Land Rover Defender 110 Mild Hybrid 3.0 P400!
Idris breaks it down for us on what the new Land Rover Defender 110 is all about.
If anything, you won't be mistaking the Land Rover Defender for anything less than it is, especially given its size. Make a mental note and be a little more careful when you're entering certain car parks with this car.
Boot space is generous in the Land Rover Defender, with 857 litres of space for all your bags and such. Also, unlike most cars, the Defender's boot doesn't open upwards, it swings outward towards the right. Unconventional, but keeping with the tradition on how a Defender's boot has always been opened.
The Land Rover Defender comes with 4 USB charging ports in the rear alone, on top of the 12V socket. Running out of battery for your precious smartphone is unlikely to happen once you are riding in the Land Rover Defender. Not to mention, rear climate controls, which is a true benefit given Singapore's hot and humid weather.
Perhaps one of the coolest features on the new Land Rover Defender is the digital rear view mirror. On top of the traditional rear view mirror, the Defender also comes with a camera mounted on the roof that provides a rear view image to the driver in the cabin.
Idris puts it in the best way, that the Land Rover Defender is not meant to be sporty. But take it off-road, and that's where you will see its true prowess shine.
Want to find out more about what the Land Rover Defender 110 is like? Watch the review video below!
Why Drivers Hate To See Cyclists
To all cycling enthusiasts and pro-cycling people, this 'PBK' in the video is one reason why drivers hate you.
Please watch this video (uploaded by SG Road Vigilante) and tell me whether you feel the rage I feel as a driver.
Source: SG Road Vigilante YouTube
In this 0.29 second video, we see a cyclist doing a series of wrong things (in just 3 seconds)
1. He's cycling on a footpath when he should be on the road
2. He does not check his blind spot
3. He makes a 'lane change' to the road with total disregard to traffic
This incident happens along Mandai Road, near the Mandai Crematorium (which is where he would have gone if he had been run down).
What's worse, from the cam car's footage, it looks like it might have hit the KIA Niro in front that had to do an emergency brake (the recording cuts off before any impact, so I can only speculate).
The Online Chatter
THIS PERSON’S COMMENT ALL CAPS. I CAN FEEL THE ANGST.
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For this video review we have the MINI One Clubman!
Don't know how the MINI range works? Jon starts off the review with a run through of what the different MINIs offer.
The MINI Clubman of course, gives you a larger boot to place your luggage. However, its depth does leave much to be desired if you're looking for something practical...
We found the MINI One Clubman still delivers a plush and luxurious interior, despite being the base model.
Jon finds that the infotainment screen could be larger though, do you agree?
Join us in the video review to see just how this MINI Clubman drives!
Should you opt for a MINI One? See what Jon thinks...
What we have here, is Audi's first electric car, the e-tron!
It may be one futuristic sounding name, but the car's exterior isin't necessarily that wild... oh no...
But the great thing is, that conservative, SUV shape gives you plenty of room for all your luggage. With 660-litres, the Audi e-tron easily passes the auntie trolley test!
But wait, there's more!
As you'd expect from an Audi, the cabin of the e-tron is well-designed and functional, but there is one small little feature that can become quite irksome. Can you guess what it is?
Join us in the video review below to see just how fast 560Nm of electric torque makes the Audi e-tron go! Here's a quick teaser for you...
The Audi A4 has received a major update!
So much so in fact, that our reviewers seem to be a bit confused as to if it actually is an all new model!
Why is that so? Join us as we look through the significant changes all throughout the exterior of the new Audi A4!
Oh, and bid a warm welcome to Jeremy from Torque magazine, now also joining us for these video reviews!
And what about the cabin? I think Julian sums up the interior of the Audi A4 quite well with this one statement.
The rotary knob is now gone and there's also a new infotainment system. See what we think about it in the video review!
But here's the important part: Just how does the new mild-hybrid tech work?
I'll just leave you with this little teaser courtesy of Jeremy...
You'll just have to watch the full video review of the Audi A4 to find out!
Drink-driving is never good and this is just another one of many unnecessary accidents that are caused by driving after being intoxicated with alcohol.
As seen on ROADS.sg, this BMW 2 Series Grand Tourer lost control of his car and crashed into the sidewalk along Serangoon Road and Rowell Road junction on 29 Dec 2020 at 17.06 pm.
Unfortunately a couple of pedestrians were hurt but we don't know the exact details. Thankfully, the accident did not take anyone's life.
Naturally, netizens showed the BMW driver no mercy...
Watch the full video here! We especially like the fast manoeuvre the man in the dark blue polo had to pull to get away from the crash!
Hmm, what's that in the middle of the road?
What's she doing in the middle of the road?!
According to ROADS.sg: "A woman was seen sitting in the middle of the road at night with busy traffic around her. Luckily all the vehicles saw her and slowed down. A man can also be seen standing by the roadside looking or talking to her."
So that's the obstacle in the middle of a busy road... Here's what some Facebook users have to say about it:
While we do not know the entire situation, sitting in the middle of the road sure is a hazard to all road users, and of course the woman who's putting herself in harm's way.
Does the driving schools include such scenarios in the driving simulators? Maybe they should start...