Someone, seemingly in desperate need for money, has listed their "unused" traffic points for sale on an online marketplace platform.
You can find the screenshot of the listing on All Singapore Stuff's Facebook page. Or, for convenience sake, here's the image.
Looking for someone who need 12 points
For some who might be confused, this means that the seller is willing to take the blame for you (the buyer) if you have any 12 demerit point traffic offence, which in this case, would be beating the red light. There are other 12 point offences though.
12 demerit point offences?
There are 3 in total
Image taken from motorist.sg
However, I think only the first two are applicable because you'll have to attend court for the last one (opportunists can charge a higher fee for this, I suppose).
Is this legal?
You say leh? Of course not!
If you get caught abetting a "criminal", under section 204A of the Penal Code you’ll be charged with
But that doesn't seem to stop some dumb F@#s from trying to get some extra cash with their traffic points.
If only there wasn't this dumb doxxing law now. We could expose their identities but, oh well.
What the people say
Apparently, there's like a black market rate for points. What in the world. Wait a minute, doesn't that mean that the person selling for $250 is giving a mad discount?
Yeah the listing is a little confusing right?
Singapore has its very own Takumi!
(The main character of Initial D, btw)
A video of a car with unknown origins racing against a Suzuki Hayabusa has received over 40 shares under 5 hours!
If you haven't already seen the video, here you go! The original video is from District Singapore's Facebook page.
In the video, it starts with the Hayabusa abruptly cutting into the cam car's lane and causing the car to swerve and spin out of control.
But, the car driver somehow manages to retain back control and continue on his merry way.
Image: New Initial D Legend 1: Awakening (Sanzigen, Liden Films, Sentai Filmworks)
That's not even the best part! If you were observant, you would have noticed a bunch of coins on the dashboard of the car.
Watch the video again. The coins barely move even with all the spinning and swerving! Very much like the cup of water Takumi uses in Initial D no?
What the people say
Hayabusa good siol
There’s that possibility
I’m just glad no one got hurt.
Here's a perfect example of how public shaming can come and bite you in the ass.
In a recent video uploaded on Singapore Incidents' YouTube channel, an angry man chases down and confronts a DHL Delivery driver because the DHL driver allegedly pointed the middle finger at him.
Here's the video if you haven't already seen it.
In the video, the incident begins along the KPE when the DHL van does an e-brake in front of our angry man, who is driving behind the DHL van.
Angry man proceeds to sound his displeasure with a couple of honks. Ideally, this should be the end of the story for most people. But, no. The angry man then proceeds to chase the DHL van like some road vigilante.
As soon as angry man's car is parallel to the DHL van, we hear some cries of displeasure before he grabs his mobile device* (which was recording the whole incident) to capture DHL driver's face on video.
*This is a chargeable offence by the way
The video cuts off and jumps to the DHL driver sitting on the floor and speaking in dialect (Hokkien I think?) trying to justify his actions.
It's not clear how they ended up out of their vehicles.
Angry man then demands an apology from the DHL driver for pointing the middle finger at him. We think the finger-pointing might have happened when both their vehicles were parallel to one another (in the camera's blind spot).
The DHL driver humbles himself and apologises in both Hokkien and English. But, angry man can't let sleeping dogs lie and submitted this video to shame the DHL driver.
What the people say
He should have just let it go after the apology and maybe he thought netizens would rally behind him. But, boy oh boy, was he wrong.
What do you think?
That's right! We're back again for another video review, and this time we have gathered a local favorite, the Subaru Forester, except that, this one is now a mild-hybrid!
But first... it looks like we have some confusion about the camera equipment. Jon can't seem to find the front of our swanky new 360 degree camera, and why does this shot remind me of the woman yelling at cat meme lol. Watch the video to see what all the fuss is about!
The Forester e-BOXER has a flat loading boot that James finds a real treat to use, but is there space enough to pass the trolley test?
Jon then gets in the front and gives the new infotainment system a whirl...
And then follows with a good lecture about the benefits and disadvantages about the new hybrid setup!
What do they make of this new Forester? Does Jon's little ramble put James to sleep? Will they miss the lost power of the regular Forester? Watch the full video review here to find out!
Taxi Driver Scratches Porsche & Admits Mistake, Porsche owner ends up only taking $1.
A taxi got into a brush with a Porsche just yesterday, resulting in scratches on both cars. But read on, for this episode holds more than the usual car accident dispute, for this taxi driver was gracious enough to admit that he made a mistake!
The taxi driver pleaded with Mr. Wu not to make a claim against him, explaining that "times [were] bad".
Mr. Wu understood his concerns and knew that driving a taxi is now a high-risk job, in view of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Porsche owner transferred money back to the taxi driver
Not one to shirk his responsibilities, the taxi driver still transferred $200 to Mr Wu for the damages.
Nonetheless, Mr. Wu told the taxi driver that he had found a cheaper place to do repairs and decided to give him some money back.
Instead of transferring some of the money, Mr Wu gave almost all of it away, save for $1.
Through their WhatsApp text messages, Mr Wu seemed to have done so as to show that the taxi driver had paid for the losses.
After returning the bulk of the money, the conscientious Mr. Wu said that he would not make any further claims.
Netizens on Facebook were quick to praise the actions of Mr. Wu!
A whopping 271 comments were written on the post.
And Mr. Wu, if you are reading this. Kudos to you! You have our full respect from the MCF team!
Let's all show a little graciousness on the roads.
What's the most important thing? Stick to the end to find out! It's a good one. Like legit.
A video uploaded on SG Road Vigilante has sparked a furious debate online that split netizens evenly on two sides of the coin. The video shows a Mercedes-Benz "stealing" a carpark lot from the cam car driver. Or is it really "stealing"? That is the question.
The video, which was uploaded last week has since received over 260,000 views and almost 1000 comments!
If you haven't seen the video, here’s the link courtesy of SG Road Vigilante's Facebook page
Have you been in this situation before?
In the video, cam car is patiently waiting for a carpark lot at IMM carpark for about 10 minutes. A White Mercedes-Benz CLS Class pulls up a couple of cars in front of the cam car. When the driver of the CLS (let's call him Mr CLS) spots a family walking towards the area he's waiting at; he decides to reverse to "claim more ground".
Needless to say, once cam car driver notices what Mr CLS is doing, cam car inches forward to get the soon-to-be-vacant lot as he was waiting there for a long time already. Mr CLS gives him no chance to do so and reverses into the now-empty parking lot.
This extra guy
To make matters even worse, someone steps out of the CLS (supposedly the son of the driver) and walks over to cam car to give justification why the lot belongs to the occupants of the CLS instead of the cam car
He even makes a couple of rude gestures to the cam car once that's done.
So whose lot is it?
Some people say that the CLS had the right of way
Calculative sia this guy and very specific too
Some people jumped to the defence of the patient cam car driver
The most important thing
It doesn’t matter who the lot belonged to but we can all agree that on the most important thing.......
This guy, is a complete a**hole
Thanks Johnson! Couldn't have said so better myself.
When was the last time you used Google Maps? For me, it was just this morning.
Since the introduction of the app in 2008, Google Maps has slowly become a navigation aid for millions across the world.
For drivers, the app pulls data from other app users on the road at any one time, enabling its algorithms to offer the quickest or most convenient route according to current traffic conditions. You know the app is doing its job when some of the roads on the map turn red, indicating a traffic snarl. When this happens, the app’s algorithms spring into action and will, if it can, offer a better route that takes you around the road congestion.
The technology that powers Google Maps recently caught the attention of Artist Simon Weckert. With a deep interest in the digital world, Weckert decided he wanted to find out if 99 smartphones wheeled along in a small cart would create a virtual traffic jam in Google Maps.
Walking the streets of Berlin, Germany, with a cart full of borrowed and rented phones all running Google Maps, Weckert's video of the stunt (below) appears to show all of the streets in which he walked turning red on Maps. That's right - he apparently fooled Maps into thinking there was a traffic jam when there wasn't. And as a result, Google Maps re-routed drivers in the area to other streets to avoid the jam (yes, the one that didn't exist). Of course, Weckert couldn't resist passing by Google’s Berlin office, too, creating gridlock (on Maps, at least) with his cart full of smartphones.
Next time, don't believe the red line in your google maps. It could just be Simon walking by.
A video submitted to Singapore Reckless Drivers and circulating on Facebook depicts an accident that took place along the PIE towards BKE after Steven Road exit around 9:24 am on 20 January 2020.
In the video, you can clearly see that the BMW abruptly cut the Trans-Cab's lane.
And then, this typical BMW driver decided to hit the brake to show his macho-ness.
And due to some ego issues with the cab driver, they bang on each other.
Here's the full video.
Let this serve as a gentle reminder to all drivers out here! Please drive graciously this Chinese New Year! Don't risk you and your passenger over such trivial disputes.
Anyway, there is a reason why BMW drivers are hated so much.
Drive safe BMWs! 🙂
I have an honest question. When was the last time you have been checked for your outstanding summons over at Malaysia? If you have been travelling to Malaysia often, You might have a ticket or two without knowing.
I happened to chance upon myeg.com.my, the e-government portal similar to Singpass, and to my biggest surprise, they are having a traffic summons discount! From 18-22 Jan 2020, for selected traffic summons, you will get a 50% discount.
How cool is that to motivate you for paying your summons!
What are you waiting for, go and pay your summons now!
I recently headed to Scotland for a seven-day road trip with my sister, and it would be an understatement to say that we didn't do much planning ahead of time. Hell, I only packed my luggage about six hours before my outbound flight from Singapore. We figured that we could make it up along the way (and we pretty much did).
If you're thinking of making plans for a road trip holiday to Scotland, here are seven tips that I have gleaned from my time there.
1. Pick the right car
Choosing the 'right' car can really make or break a roadtrip. In many ways, it's a balancing act - you could go for something affordable, compact and fuel efficient, but compromise on boot space, engine power and driving fun. Alternatively, you could opt for something more premium and high-performance, but that obviously comes at a greater financial cost, petrol and otherwise.
I'd really recommend something that's comfortable and easy to drive (you'll be doing many hours of driving) and has good amounts of space. Having heated seats is also a big bonus during the winter time.
The Skoda Superb that I elected on manages to strike a great balance. It's easy to drive, comfortable over long distances and has an enormous boot. At the same time, the 2.0-litre engine provides plenty of punch for the occasional frisky driving, while still being reasonably fuel efficient.
2. Pack warm, very warm
It gets cold in Scotland in November. In places like Fort William and Inverness, temperatures can easily drop to sub-zero. So, you want to make sure that you wrap up and keep warm. Bring gloves, a beanie, and a comfortable and thick down jacket.
The weather can be quite erratic too. A bright sunny day can be punctuated by the occasional 20-minute torrential rain, or you might get a persistent bout of light drizzle. Be sure to pack an umbrella and a waterproof outer layer, too.
3. Make sure you have data
Especially if you're heading out into the countryside (where Scotland is most beautiful), you want to be sure that you have mobile data. Beyond just navigation, it also lets you search for nearby attractions, places to eat, and perhaps the nearest petrol station as well. This is especially important if you don't have a clearly planned out itinerary (like us).
You don't want to be reliant on finding a wi-fi hotspot - there'll be long stretches of road/driving where wi-fi is simply not an option. Having data also ensures that you have ready access to Spotify, important during some of the longer stretches of driving as you move from one location to another.
4. Indulge in local delights
Yes, most people probably know about haggis, a Scottish dish of sheep puck that's famously divisive (I personally really enjoy it). But, there's plenty of other local fare to be enjoyed, most notably the seafood.
Additionally, be sure to also chat with the locals. The Scottish people are an extremely friendly, charming and humorous bunch. It might take a moment or two to acquaint to the heavy Scottish accent, but once you do you'll realise that the locals are a deeply sardonic and yet warm and welcoming bunch of people.
5. Start each day early
In the wintertime, the sun sets around 4:30pm every day. And, when it gets dark, it gets really dark. To maximise your daylight hours, you should start each day early (the sky is bright by about 7:30am each morning).
Take full advantage of the available daylight hours by going on morning hikes up to some picturesque locations, visit as many whisky distilleries as you can cram into one afternoon, or just soak in the crisp air and blissful serenity.
6. Drive safe
The roads are largely quiet this time of the year, and Scottish drivers are generally very courteous, but you still want to be careful. You'll encounter many narrow single track roads, and potholes are fairly abundant. It would also be wise to stock up on snacks and water whenever you can. Snacks are useful for keeping yourself alert and awake, especially on long journey or when driving at night.
Also, if you do decide to drive at night (or basically anytime after 5:00pm in November), you want to be extra careful. Between towns, the roads are long, narrow, windy and 100% unlit.
7. Pray for good weather
There's not much you can do in terms of 'plannin'’ the weather, but pray nonetheless (do a rain dance if you have to). Having good weather (ie. no rain) can make all the difference between a cheerful and a dreary, depressing day. It also means that the hundreds of photos you take will turn out much more vibrant and beautiful.
We have spotted an inconsiderate driver who spends their weekends with their family on the famous dim sum restaurant, Red Star restaurant at Chin Swee Road.
Image Credit: http://www.maksinwee.com/2017/03/red-star-restaurant-dim-sum-singapore.html
According to Alex Wong from SG Road Vigilante, a Toyota Alphard was spotted taking two lots in front of the restaurant.
And here are some of the notable comments on Facebook.
Let's be gracious and take this opportunity to remind ourselves not to make the same mistake as this Toyota Alphard owner. I hope everyone manages to find a parking lot that day while enjoying the dim sum at red star restaurant. 🙂
Sick of getting dings and other minor damages from the doors of cars that are parked beside you?
Someone definitely is and reckons he has the perfect solution for this issue.
Yup, someone has bought a tent and erected it on the second-highest floor of his estate's Multi-Storey Car Park(MSCP). Situated at Block 146 Rivervale Crescent, someone spotted and reported this unusual sight to Stomp on 8 December, adding on that "It was secured by padlock but there was nothing inside the tent."
A sign that said 'Out For Lunch" can also seen inside the bright pink tent.
A few days later, the owner of the tent wrote to Stomp and said he was shocked when he found it missing. He then explained that the tent was bought for $500 from China and was there to protect his car from being scratched.
"I developed a phobia of carparks after my car was scratched twice at my workplace's carpark," he remarked.
His tent was believed to have been removed on the 10 December. Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) got rid of it as its spokesman claims that it is a security concern.
Finally, a respite from the SUV assault.
And what a break! In our latest video review, we test the latest G20 BMW 3 series!
As it turns out, the car comes with BMW's latest Comfort Access 2.0, and, as you can clearly see from the pictures, it leaves both out hosts mighty pleased! (What kids 🤪)
On the interior, the car also sports Julian's favorite feature... a remote charging point!
We test boot space with our patented aunty trolly... and it seems like something has Julian troubled?
But of course, the whole point of the 3 series is its sporty and engaging drive. Those with keen eyes will note that the car is already wet from the rain, so guess what happens when we take the BMW out!
Watch the full video here to see what shenanigans our presenters get up to!
MORE POWER BABY!
SgCarMart is back with yet another video review, and boy do we have something special for all you motorheads today. If you're looking for maximum horsepower, but are still shopping within a reasonable budget (because you know, real life and stuff) look no further than the Skoda Octavia RS 245!
As you'd expect, a performance saloon has to be practical, and the Skoda delivers practicality by the buckets (as all Skodas do of course) with its liftback tailgate.
But will James fit inside the boot?
Hell yes! And even from here I can hear James asking me to paint him like one of my French girls.
Oh no! His face looks glum. Does voice recognition work in the Skoda? You'll just have to watch the video to find out!
And of course we take the car out for a good spin!
Is 241bhp enough to deliver thrilling performance in this sedan? The faces of our three musketeers seem to suggest so!
I leave all of you with a final incentive to watch the video.
Damm, you know that sensation when you just stand on the accelerator?
Do leave a like and drop a comment!
SgCarMart is now doing video reviews! For our first test, James - knowing less than he should about the car - gets his hands on the Mercedes-Benz CLA200 and drags our editor Julian out of the office to get his professional opinion!
The two go through what the car is all about, and talk about its handsome design, and best of all, to show us just how much the boot space has grown against the old car, we actually squeeze James right into the boot!
For those curious as to if the slopping roofline will provide enough space for your kids, we squeeze three adults into the rear, and here is where the CLA starts to stumble.
Julian proceeds to test the Mercedes-Benz User Experience, and let's just say that our editing soon involved a liberal use of the censor. You're going to have to watch the video yourself to find out how well it works!
So given these faults, is the CLA200 still a good buy? Does the drive and the overall package, coupled with the three-pointed star make the car a worthy purchase? More importantly, what causes Julian to loose his cool first?
Watch the video to find out! Don't forget to leave a like and hit that subscribe button, and leave a comment too, we would love to hear from you!
And just like that, another sgCarMart review is ready to sneak up on you!
Seems like Julian is missing so James summons our producer himself to pair with him for the review!
Of course, a round of hazing is necessary to initiate the fresh blood, and we do so courtesy of the boot of the Mazda3!
Just kidding. The Mazda's 444 litre boot space is apparently good enough to fit two Jons.
But as with any family hauler, space in the rear bench is just as important, and does the Mazda succeed?
With flying colours apparently!
Those that keep up with our reviews will be well aware that the new Mazda3 has made great strides in interior quality, and likewise, our producers seems fairly impressed with the build quality up at the front.
So after all is said and done, do they opt to buy the car?
Watch the full video below to find out!
You've seen the meme, you know what it is, we review the new Toyota Supra!
But just in case you haven't see how beautiful the new car is...
...in glorious red
"Without Supra, I couldn't be master driver..."
What the hell is James up to this time!?
With the Supra's 290-litre boot, it seems like James is a little afraid to get in the boot, so we put 'fun-sized' Julian in instead!
Does he fit though?
And more importantly, do they like the car? Or do they not? Only one way to find out!
Watch the video to find out!
Mobil 1 is a name synonymous to many and has a longstanding history. We check out three automotive establishments, which have trusted Mobil 1 over the years.
Who is Brenntag?
Brenntag is the global leader when it comes to the distribution of chemicals. Its diverse operations span across 580 locations in 76 countries.
One of the products that it officially distributes is Mobil lubricants, which range from commercial vehicle lubricants to passenger vehicle lubricants (including motorcycle oils), with the latter branded as Mobil 1.
How Mobil 1 works with Brenntag?
As the Authorised Distributor for Mobil 1 engine oils in Singapore, Brenntag has a strong focus and understanding of the automotive landscape in Singapore, as its Asia Pacific headquarters is based here.
Brenntag has been partnering with car dealers and automotive workshops that allow consumers here to have the best Mobil 1 products to choose from. Why Mobil 1? Because automakers trust Mobil 1 - more than 70 of the top performance vehicle models roll off factory lines with Mobil 1 motor oil.
We check out three successful automotive workshops that have built trust in Mobil 1 products over the years.
MBM Wheelpower: Automotive maintenance grandeur
Since 2001, MBM Wheelpower's vision is to be Singapore's premier independent workshop, offering a very high level of service, with none of the expected high costs.
And when you turn up at the sixth floor at Sin Ming Autocity, you'll know MBM isn't mucking about - we dare say that it even tops the service outlets of authorised dealers.
Its intricate fittings, such as lounge sofas, and a cigar and wine bar, isn't a grand hotel lounge, but the waiting lounge of MBM Wheelpower. MBM Wheelpower is one of the trusted and leading independent car workshops in Singapore. With over 38,000sqft of space, it can serve up to 80 cars daily, providing a one-stop solution to all.
From bread-and-butter models like the Honda Vezel, to rare and exotic cars like the Lamborghini Aventador, MBM Wheelpower has the skills to handle various makes and models.
Besides the usual service routine, it has a body and paint centre, with a state-of-the-art chassis alignment system that is able to correct accident vehicles to OEM standards.
With its high levels of service and hospitality, Mobil 1 is the lubricant used for MBM Wheelpower's services. It complements MBM Wheelpower's abilities with its top-quality service and expertise.
As Mobil 1 has different levels of specification and approvals for its lubricants, it caters to the various makes and models that MBM services and maintains every day.
To find out more about MBM Wheelpower, head on down to its website, here.
Juzz For Cars: A partnership over decades
For those au fait the BMW brand, the Juzz For Cars name is probably one many will know of.
As a preferred car servicing outfit for BMWs and MINIs, Juzz For Cars also offers state-of-the-art diagnostics, bodywork repair and aftermarket support all under one roof on the third floor of Sin Ming Autocare.
Juzz For Cars prides itself with its high levels of care and expertise in handling its customer's cars. This includes the little details, from making sure car seats, steering wheels and body panels are protected before work begins.
Founder of Juzz For Cars, Amos Mok, has a strong passion for cars. Since its inception in 1999, there has been one brand of oil that Amos and his team has trusted, and that is Mobil 1.
"Mobil 1 sells by itself with its longstanding history in the industry," says Amos. "We know that it works, and as car enthusiasts ourselves, we only trust the products that we would use ourselves on our customers' cars."
And it is that level of trust that the customers at Juzz For Cars have expected from Amos and his team over the past two decades.
For example, it provides a pickup and drop-off service for customers with busy schedules. It means customers can have their cars picked up from their preferred locations.
With follow-up calls to ensure customers are at ease, customers can trust that Juzz For Cars takes care of their rides - the same way that Mobil 1 is a trusted lubricant brand.
To find out more on Juzz For Cars, check out its official Facebook page here.
AbwinM9 Service Centre: A new outfit with a long history
AbwinM9 Service Centre covers all aspects of car servicing, from parts replacement to repair and diagnostics for all makes and models.
AbwinM9, strategically located in the East at Premier @ Kaki Bukit, might be a new outfit, but it is no stranger when it comes to our local automotive landscape.
Abwin's experience with commercial vehicles spans over two decades, from the sales of new and used commercial vehicles to servicing and bodywork repair.
And with AbwinM9 Service Centre, it is through its new passenger vehicle service offerings using Mobil 1 lubricants that the AbwinM9 team and its customers have seen positive results. This brings a new level of value added service to its clients.
According to Hong, AbwinM9's Chief Mechanic, his recommendations for Mobil 1 to customers has seen positive results. "One of my customers switched to Mobil 1 fully synthetic, which gave him better fuel consumption and quieter engine operation. He came back to buy eight servicing packages using Mobil 1 with us immediately," quipped Hong, with a smile.
That customer, which Hong says is a private-hire driver, is one of many examples he shared on his customers' experience with Mobil 1. And for private-hire drivers, fuel consumption is ever so important, as it can have an impact on revenue.
"Mobil engine oil brings about a positive experience for our customers, including myself. I'm using Mobil 1 products for my own car," said Jack Goh, Managing Director of AbwinM9. "You don't need to be a car enthusiast to know that Mobil 1 works, and it needs no introduction - everyone knows it is a very good lubricant brand," added Jack.
To find out more on AbwinM9 and its services, head to its website, here.
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Many are unfamiliar with the benefits that come with their car insurance plan. Thankfully, Aviva provides a comprehensive guide for all motorists regardless of age!
Whether you are a new car owner or have racked up years of experience on the road, it is still worth ensuring that you are protected against any sort of car troubles you may encounter.
We break down the typical car troubles that different age groups normally run into, so you can check if your insurance plan delivers the exact sort of coverage you need!
The young millennial go-getter
You may be new to driving and eager to embark on some adventures behind the wheel. At this age, heading up North for driving excursions may become part and parcel of your holiday plans.
However, you may still be uncertain of what to do in an accident. If you're afraid of getting stranded in an unfamiliar location, consider getting an insurance plan that provides a towing benefit. With Aviva's insurance coverage, you get to travel with the assurance that you are protected with unlimited towing benefits, giving you the peace of mind to better enjoy your holidays.
As an additional bonus, Aviva's insurance plan comes with a claims promise that no upfront excess payment is required, and that your NCD will not be penalised if you are not at fault in an accident. This empowers you with greater control over your overall car expenditure. Use that extra money to save up for that housing loan you might be about to take on, or to plan for yet more adventures in the future!
The young family with children
At this stage of life, your children are your top priority. Ferrying the entire family around is now part and parcel of your weekend duties. Don't let your child's antics in the back of the car distract you from what is important - getting to the destination safely. Start off every journey on the right foot with Aviva's child-seat cover of up to $250 and ensure that your precious ones are safely tucked-in and prepared for any unforeseen circumstances.
Even if you are not entirely up to speed on the inner workings of your car at this point, fret not. Aviva's complimentary roadside assistance service is open all day and night, every day of the year, so you can receive the best assistance to get your car working again, whether it be a tyre change or a dead battery.
With the Standard and Prestige plan, Aviva will even tow your car to a service centre of your choice within Singapore if the breakdown is too severe for a roadside repair.
With domestic expenses mounting, you do not want to be spending on unnecessary items.
If you are a MINDEF or MHA group term life policyholder, you and all family members will get to enjoy an additional 15% discount on your Aviva car insurance plan, on top of any ongoing promotions. Save up on your outgoing expenditures with Aviva and ensure that you always have spare cash on hand for those extra diapers and milk formula!
The older families with driving-age teenagers
Watching your children grow up can be richly rewarding. Having them go on their first drives, perhaps not as much.
Take the edge off that inevitable nerve-wrecking experience by signing up with Aviva's Prestige plan and be assured that even if your teenagers do get into an accident, professional assistance is but a call away with Aviva's Quick Emergency assistance, eCall.
Thanks to an easily installed Bosch safety device, real-time crash detection will automatically alert Aviva's emergency team with data about the crash severity and the car's location if you or your teenage children get involved in an accident. The emergency team can then call you or utilise the information to send accurate information to emergency services immediately. Think about this: In a severe accident, those precious seconds and the delivery of accurate data could genuinely help to save the lives of your precious ones.
Not convinced? Then also consider this - Aviva's Prestige plan also provides coverage without any additional excess for young or inexperienced drivers, allowing you to cover every driver in the household without incurring high auto insurance costs.
You most likely have experienced your fair share of road rage and reckless driving at this point and have probably seen it all. Even if nothing on the road fazes you anymore, a good car insurance plan is still a must to ensure that you do not end up facing mounting medical expenditures in the event of a severe accident.
Plan and make sure you do not have to face that harsh doctor's bill head-on with Aviva's high medical expense coverage of up to $100,000 on their Standard and Prestige plan.
With the Prestige plan, you still get to enjoy the benefits of eCall, ensuring that Quick Emergency assistance is always on hand to render assistance, just in case you get so shaken up that you fail to note down all the information you need to report on the accident.
Getting involved in an accident can be a nerve-wrecking and time-consuming event. Thankfully, Aviva's comprehensive range of car insurance benefits ensures that there is something for everyone regardless of what stage you are at in life.
Don't get caught without the necessary assistance if you do get involved in an unfortunate incident behind the wheel, check out Aviva's suite of car insurance plans and find something that best fits your needs today!
See what benefits you stand to enjoy with Aviva Car Insurance!
Not only is Gazoo Racing the face of Toyota's motorsports endeavours, it is also an important arm that helps to improve Toyota's lineup of cars. Here's what Gazoo Racing is all about.
Toyota has been deeply involved in motorsports throughout the years. In fact, Toyota has an illustrious motorsport history that traces all the way back to the early 1970s. Toyota won its first-ever world championship title with the Toyota Celica in the 1990 World Rally Championship (WRC). It then went on to snag the 1993 title as well. Toyota's success was not limited to the WRC, the Toyota GT-One was a formidable Le Mans' racer in the 1990s, which held the lap record for the Circuit de la Sarthe up until 2006.
Additionally, Toyota was also involved in NASCAR as well as the pinnacle of motorsports - Formula One. In more recent times, The Japanese carmaker has been concentrating its motorsports effort under the Toyota Gazoo Racing brand to much success. Gazoo Racing snagged the World Manufacturers' Champion in the 2018 World Rally Championship, a one-two finish at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race as well as the current fastest lap record at the Circuit de la Sarthe with the TS050 Hybrid LMP1 race car.
From circuits to the streets
By competing under extreme conditions at motorsports events around the world, Toyota Gazoo Racing has developed the technology and passion to make better cars. The extreme environment of racing makes it the ideal training ground, between the occurrence of unexpected events and the split-second important decisions that are made, both drivers and the cars are pushed to the limit. These experiences inspire and push the development of Toyota cars.
As Toyota Gazoo Racing continually fine tunes and improve its skills in car development to maintain their dominance in motorsports, this experience and innovation is also shared with the larger Toyota entity to create 'ever better' cars for the drivers like you and I.
Toyota create cars that drivers feel comfortable in, this is as important on the street as on race tracks. A race driver will only be able to perform when they can communicate with the vehicle using all their senses. Likewise, a driver-centric car will not only be comfortable, but also safe and enjoyable to drive on the streets.
The result of this can be seen in the newly released GR Supra, which is designed with sports performance and dynamics in mind.
The most gruelling of tests brings out the maximum potential
The Nurburgring, also known as 'The Green Hell' is an extremely challenging circuit located in the northwest of Germany. The Nurburgring consists of two tracks, the 5.1km Grand Prix track that hosts F1 and World Endurance Championship (WEC) races and the 20.8km Nordschleife.
The Nordscheleife has a layout that resembles European back roads, apart from the fact that it is a whopping 20.8km long, it also features more than 170 corners - more than ten times the amount of corners on Japan's Fuji Speedway circuit, as well as a maximum elevation difference of 300m. It is littered with low speeds as well as extremely high speed sections.
Due to its challenging and gruelling nature, the Nurburgring demands the most out of not just the drivers, but also the cars that run on it. As such it is known for single-lap time trials carried out by production cars to show their prowess. Manufacturers often develop their cars on the Nurburgring while attempting to best one another by setting the best record.
Toyota Gazoo Racing started competing in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring from 2007. By competing in the world's most demanding race, Toyota is not only able to refine its cars, people and teams, it also enables them to experience and craft a unique flavour of its car that had been perfected through the races.
Naturally, many of Toyota's sports models were refined at the Nurburgring, this includes the revered A80 Supra, Altezza, 86 as well as the all new Toyota GR Supra. In recent years, this treatment has also trickled down to standard models such as the C-HR.
Journey on the pursuit of making a better car
Toyota Gazoo Racing embarked on Toyota's five Continents Drive Project in 2014. Toyota's employees drove through Australia in 2014, North America in 2015, Latin America in 2016, Europe in 2017, Africa in 2018 and finally for 2019 - Asia, starting from the Middle East and eventually back to Tokyo just in time for the 2020 Olympic Games. This project stems from Toyota's belief that each road trains it to build better cars. They believe the road is the greatest teacher, showing what a car should be like - roads build people, and people build cars, which is why testing is also done on different kinds of roads around the world, as each road has their intrinsic differences and poses different challenges.
Traversing through the different continents, Toyota's drivers have been amazed by the importance of a car's performance. In the wilderness, the car's performance and reliability can mean the difference between life and death. Travelling through the continents also puts Toyota cars to the test in situations that you and I face daily, such as congested traffic in city streets - the cars have to be able to withstand the heat and start-stop driving conditions.
As a matter of fact, Akio Toyoda, the President of Toyota Motor Corporation also takes part in the drive. He also competes in rallies and other races that Toyota takes part in, striving to create better-driving cars through the experience gained.
By driving through these roads, the drivers are able to experience intense stimulation of all senses - something that can't be replicated on test courses and race tracks. Such a drive project not only tests Toyota's cars to the limit, they also provide a valuable experience for Toyota's drivers and technicians, which in turn aids in the development of Toyota cars.
A recent Roads.sg video of two men using super unorthodox techniques to fill up a gas tank has caught the attention of many Singaporeans.
At the time of writing this article, the post has since garnered over 100 comments (I’ll share some at the end of this article) which are pretty one-sided.
Here’s the video if you haven’t already seen it. If you have, watch it again. It' bloody hilarious!
Video from Roads.sg YouTube Channel
According to the Roads.sg video description, this incident occurred across the causeway.
Screenshot from Roads.sg YouTube Channel
The owner of what we believe to be a 2016 Toyota Vios, is definitely a Singaporean. I can say this with assurance because I've pumped petrol in J.B. before and you only ever see Singaporeans do stupid shit like this while Malaysians laugh at us.
The back of the car looks similar!
Do you save money in the end?
If you're not too familiar with what is going on, the logic is simple. Bubbles are formed when you pump petrol in your car and these bubbles take up precious space in your fuel tank that could go to more fuel. Therefore, if you shake your car, the bubbles will dissipate, allowing you to get more petrol and more savings.
Alright, you might save a couple of bucks, but the repercussions don't make sense to me.
Not worth it
You will eventually wreck your rear suspension which is not cheap to repair.
You look like an idiot
You give Singaporeans a bad name
You will kena caught on video like this guy and, everyone will know you for the wrong reasons
What the people say
The answer is nothing. You saved nothing.
Pretty sure he is.
Facebook comments taken from Roads.sg Facebook Page
That’s funny af.
A video of an enforcement officer kicking a rider off his personal mobility device along Bedok Reservoir Road has been caught on someone's in-car camera.
The e-scooter rider, who probably caught sight of the few officers coming to get him from across the road, tried to evade from the right most lane to the left most.
However, the quick-acting enforcement officer managed to deliver WWE superstar Shawn Michaels (HBK)'s sweet chin music move on the poor rider, sending rider into the hedge on the side of the road.
The kick might also remind some of the movie '300' where Gerard Butler shouted "THIS IS SPARTA" before delivering the fatal kick...
Since PMDs have been banned from footpaths and on the roads, the authorities have been cracking down hard on errant riders.
A Gojek passenger has shared on Facebook that a driver kicked him out when he realised that he was not getting a tip from his passenger!
Joseph Lam, the Facebook user who encountered this bizarre incident recounted this incident in which he had touched down at Changi Terminal 1 and human traffic was heavy at the airport. Naturally, that lead to a surge in prices of private hire services. Happily after 10 minutes, he managed to get a driver with Gojek for $14 that was headed towards Tampines Street 34.
Upon getting in the car, Mr. Lam felt that something was off with the driver. Below is an extract from his Facebook post.
Driver: 3 persons travelling? Us: Yes *light laughter* Driver: Welcome back to Singapore Us: Thank you Driver: Does that entitles me to a tip?
Us: Awkward laughter
Me: I can give you 5 stars rating
Driver: 5 stars rating is of no use for Gojek, useful for Grab though
Us: Well, different platform, sorry to hear about that.
Driver: Grab surge is $21 for a trip to Tampines now, so it will be nice if you can leave me a tip. Do you mind?
Normally I will suggest my clients to leave me a tip of $3 if they don’t mind. Do you mind?
Following this, Mr. Lam did not answer, choosing to believe that the driver would not mention it again if he was ignored. However, the driver repeated the question and Mr. Lam had no choice but to reply that he minded.
Now here's where things started getting serious.
Driver: Well ok if you do mind, I guess I will have to drop you at the nearest bus stop.
Me: Dude you serious?!
Driver: Yes, because I asked if you mind tipping me and you said you mind. So do you mind me dropping you off here at the middle of the road?
Me: You f*ing serious right now?!
Driver: I don’t want to force you to tip me, so I will drop you off at the nearest drop off point and you can try using grab.
The driver then proceeded to drop Mr. Lam and his passenger off at a bus stop near the airport (20 Airport boulevard) after canceling the ride. After all the bags were unloaded, the driver reminded Lam that everything said has been recorded before remarking "Cause I know who really needs a ride now. Good luck my friends! "
Naturally, netizens were supportive of Mr. Lam and condemned the driver for flouting LTA's Private Hire rules.
For those who are wondering, there is a rule whereby the termination of a chauffeured private hire car, or requiring a passenger to leave a chauffeured private hire car, without reasonable excuse, before the passenger is conveyed to the destination, can result in a fine of $200 and 5 demerit points.
As of press time, Mr. Lam has responded by stating that Gojek has responded as his post has gone viral with more than 3,000 shares on Facebook. Gojek has since suspended the driver and has tried to do some form of service recovery but Mr. Lam has refused, claiming that his intention was not to gain anything from this incident but simply warn friends and family of such ridiculous extortion and threats.
You can read more of Lam's updates below.
A video has brought to our attention wherein a dog was allegedly thrown out of a car.
The footage was shared by Veron Ng on Facebook, from her friend's car.
At the six-second mark of the video, a small animal could be seen on the road as a vehicle tried to drive over it.
Ng claimed that a dog was “thrown” out of the car, causing its death.
Here’s the video of the purported incident:
The footage was taken using a Blackvue DR650GW-2CH. Unfortunately, the video resolution is not at its highest resolution.
Ng also shared a photo of the carcass left on the road:
The incident took place along Pasir Ris Industrial Drive at around 8pm on 15 December, according to the video timestamp.
Here’s the location, according to the map provided by Ng:
And here are some of the comments we have seen on facebook.
According to the Road Traffic Act, it is illegal to not stop and help an animal after an accident. Failure to do so could result in an S$3,000 fine or a jail term of up to a year.
First-time offenders who abuse an animal may also be fined up to $15,000, jailed up to 18 months, or both, under the Animals and Birds Act.
For anyone that has regarding to this incident, you can contact AVS at 1800-476-1600.
Information shared with AVS will be kept strictly confidential. Members of the public can also play a part by promptly reporting suspected cases of animal cruelty to AVS via their website.
SUVs are all the rage now, but the Seat Tarraco isn't your typical run-of-the-mill SUV.
Can you guess what James thinks of this car's looks just from this shot alone?
Of course, no self respecting SUV can get away without good boot space for the entire family, and the Tarraco does not disappoint. But what's this? It seems like there's more!
But also check out how hot and sweaty James gets in the third-row!
Looks like its ditto for Jon's walkthrough of the front...
So what do they think of the car? Watch the full video below to find out!
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