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This Volvo driver may not be at fault, but might still get fined for an entirely different offence

If you drive a Volvo, you're paying top dollar for safety. The XC60 is the Volvo with the most safety features packed into it, making it the "safest car in the world." Then you have this XC60 Uncle who confronts another driver without wearing a mask. All that safety becomes moot. Here's the video that the dashcam driver uploaded on SG Road Vigilante (XC60 uncle comes out from the car at about 0.30) Salty dashcam driver It honestly looks like dashcam driver wasn't too pleased with XC60 Uncle making a U-turn even though XC60 had ample time and space to do so. Dashcam driver (clearly salty af) chases after the XC60 and cuts into its path dangerously at a traffic junction. He even removed the audio from the video so you can't hear him sound his horn or curse at the start of the video. Read the comments later. It backfires against him. What Covid-19 safety measures? Moving on to the angry XC60 Uncle. It’s understandable that when you’re angry, you do things out of impulse. However, the new Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act clearly states that The Straits Times Most Singaporeans are doing their part to bring the country back on its feet again. So please don’t be a CB during the CB, no matter how angry you are. Comments from netizens (even the Volvo Driver!) THE VOLVO DRIVER RESPONDED TO THE VIDEO! Eh, but seriously, should have worn a mask lah. It would be quite sway to get charged for a different offence from the original accusation. Good luck XC60 Uncle!  

An affordable electric car? We test the MG ZS EV!

An affordable electric car? That's right! MG is making its re-entry here onto our sunny shores with this new ZS EV, and we take it out for a proper spin! Oh, and James is back as well! The MG ZS EV will get you a full charge in just seven hours of charging, or half an hour of fast charging. Pretty decent, in our books, so now all we have to do is wait for more charging options. But how does it perform as a regular car? Looks like rear bench seating could be more generous... And the drive? Watch the full video to see why the long faces!  

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This is not the way to make friends with a fellow VW owner

For most owners who are into cars, they will tend to want to meet owners who own the same car/model as themselves. Hence from time to time, we will see many brand/model-based car clubs gather at places like the indoor stadium to chat and get to know more about their cars. However, we are kind of sure these Volkswagen drivers in the video below won't be friends anytime soon... Uploaded on ROADS.sg, we can see a Volkswagen Golf coming from the opposite direction before colliding straight on with the camera car (a Volkswagen Jetta). The accident happened on the morning of 22nd of April at the PIE interchange between Jurong Town Hall Road and Bukit Batok Road. There were no reports as of press time of what caused the Golf owner to drive into the opposite lane. We hope he did not faint or suffer a heart attack, causing him to lose control of his car. We did noticed the Scirocco (yes, another Volkswagen) moving away from danger as the Golf came closer. Good reflexes dude. Maybe if they stayed at home, such things won't have happened... videoplayback.mp4  

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chitchatboy

T-boned lorry sends its passengers tumbling on the road!

Unlike our previous blog post, this is neither weird nor uncommon. Unfortunately.  Shot earlier today from an unknown camera vehicle, a red light-beating mini lorry which was carrying an unspecified number of passengers at the back, flipped when a taxi smashed into it. The accident happened at the junction of Tanjong Katong South and Mountbatten road with the driver of the Transcab taxi appearing fazed but unhurt. The video, which was post by SG Road Vigilante, did not mention what injuries there were and how many were hurt but we could see at least two passengers emerging from rear of the lorry after it was on its side. Obviously, this was the fault of the lorry driver and the netizens wasted no time slamming him online. One of them even put up a good point on why are people still allowed to sit on the rear of lorries where there are no seat belts. We wish everyone who was hurt in the accident a speedy recovery.  

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chitchatboy

Kudos to our Special Operation Command for stopping this cyclist!

Our Circuit Breaker measures sure bring up quite a few weird incidents. I mean why would you even cycle in an expressway tunnel? As seen on ROAD.sg's website, it did seemed like someone cycled along our Marina Coastal Expressway on the 9th of April and was stopped by a Special Operation Command Police vehicle. As uncommon as it is to see a cyclist on an expressway, it is even rarer to see someone from the SOC stop a traffic offender as it is not part of their job scope. Kudos to the fellas for going the extra mile!  Even netizens on the facebook page were also grateful to police force! videoplayback.mp4  

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Honda Stream gets Covid-19 slammed out of it by BMW 6 Series at Changi Village

This accident happened at Changi Village hawker centre carpark. You can watch the full video of the accident below courtesy of Roads.sg (if you haven't already seen it)   What’s happening Honda Stream exits the carpark and attempts to make a right turn on a two-way road. The driver seems oblivious to the fact that there's a stop sign and inches the car onto the main road. The Honda Steam driver then jams the brakes and in less than a second, what looks like a BMW 6 Series crashes into it. Hard. Different points of view If you replay the video, you'll notice that even after the crash, there were no cars that went past on the other side of the road. Meaning, the Honda Stream had more than enough time and space to avoid the accident. Jam break for what? The driver also ignored the stop sign and failed to do proper checks before moving off. On the other hand, based on the sheer force of impact, the BMW was going pretty fast too. What the people say This sounds legit. I think it's the Honda Stream driver's fault. The BMW driver sway balls. Also, there's a lesson here people - Stay the #$%& at home.

Another Toyota Vios loses control at high speed!

Another Toyota Vios has gotten into an accident similar to the white 2nd generation example that went viral few weeks back on 23 March. Thanks to an unknown vehicle's in-car camera, we can see that this black first generation Vios lost it as it crossed the metal expansion strip that joins different sections of the Anak Bukit Flyover on the PIE. As seen on SG Road Vigilante's facebook page,  the car seemed like it was speeding in the drizzle when the mishap happened. Check out the lorry driver's good reaction and evasive skills in avoiding the Vios!  The Vios came to a stop on lane 1 with a Prius curiously avoiding it causally. For those who were wondering was that a Police bike on lane 3, it wasn't. Watch the full video and let us know what you think in the comment box below! 1.mp4  

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chitchatboy

Mercedes-Benz offers you and your kids something to colour!

Stuck at home with nothing to do? Or worse yet, stuck at home with your kids that have nothing to do? Why not take this time to get them hooked on that that three-pointed star so maybe someday you can retire and drive your children's car around like a proper tai tai (and whatever the male equivalent of that is)? A man can dream... And if colouring is not exactly your child's thing, maybe he/she might be interested in this creepy thing? Whatever tickles your fancy, get them all from Mercedes' website here!

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clarencegi75

Looking for a baby Beemer? We try out the BMW 118i!

The entry point into BMW's lineup is now front-wheel drive. So the new car may have lost the old one's unique selling point, but is the new one still everything you'd expect from the 'Ultimate Driving Machine'? Of course, the drive layout isn't the only thing that has courted controversy with the new 1 Series, watch to see what our testers think about the new car's looks! There's now of course, 381 litres of boot space thanks to the new drive layout, but it looks like there still isn't enough depth to pass our auntie trolley test! And there is also increased space in the rear, but is it enough for three? Can you guess what Jon's pet peeve about this car is from this picture? Watch the full video to find out what the two think about the baby Beemer!  

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Scirocco kisses Leon's bumper despite having enough time to brake!?

As seen on ROAD.sg, a red Volkswagen Scirocco has rear ended a SEAT Leon Cupra at the junction of the KJE exit to Woodland Road.  The accident happened a while ago on 3rd of April but only started getting viral recently as the Scirocco owner shared the video on a private whatsapp group chat (We have no idea why he/she would do this). Thankfully, this is no serious accident despite the camera car obviously speeding along the KJE exit before filtering into Woodlands road. Sharp viewers of the video would also notice from the car's exhaust note that the accelerator was being pressed to overtake the bus at the 11-second mark.  But then again, it did look like the Scirocco could stop in time but chose to not come to a complete stop while checking for vehicles on Woodlands road... Check out the video below. Is this a case of bad luck and/or bad judgement from Volkswagen driver who actually could stop in time or a case of speeding and reckless driving from both drivers? Let us know what you think in the comments below. vid.mp4  

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Need a repair for your car during this circuit breaker period?

During the circuit breaker period, vehicle workshops can remain open during this period. However, these workshops will have to apply for exemption with the government to operate from 7 April to 4 May.

So, if you require emergency maintenance work or repairs during this period, fret not. There are still workshops open for you. In the coming days, many workshops would have their approvals to operate, too. Here is an initial list of workshops that are confirmed to be open for urgent repair services, and have indicated their speciality in the types of brands they service. Other services that these workshops may offer which are non-essential, such as car detailing, will not be available during this period.

Take note to refrain from regular maintenance and servicing, and to always make an appointment during this period. No walk-ins are recommended to prevent overcrowding. You cannot conduct routine servicing and minor work on the vehicle during this period. However, towing, recovery and repair of vehicles that have broken down or that have been damaged in an accident are allowed.  

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This PMD rider makes a woman scream her lungs out.

This PMD rider makes a woman scream her lungs out. Have you ever made a woman scream with at the top of her lungs? Well, I think we have a clear winner here. First posted on Stomp, this masked PMD rider nearly got hit by a car after beating a red light at Bedok North Road. A video was posted at SG Road Vigilante of the incident that occurred on Sunday (12th Apr), at around 5.27pm, according to the time-stamp. The woman in the car can be heard screaming as she barely manages to stop on time, narrowly avoiding the PMD rider. For those who do not know how a woman screams, please watch this.   Thank goodness that there are no injuries between the driver and PMD riders, for neither the car workshops nor the hospitals are keen to take up more jobs at this moment. Remember to always keep a safe distance, both when heading out and when you're on the road. We should be staying at home at this period of time, so let's do our part and keep Singapore safe.  #SGunited #stayhomestaysafe #dontgoout  

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Tour Audi's Ingolstadt plant, all from the comfort of your living room!

Trapped at home? Why not tour Audi's Ingolstadt plant and watch the work in the bodyshop of the new Audi A3, or observe how the A4 gets assembled, all from the comfort of your living room! Experienced guides will narrate the online tour live from a studio and explain the production processes, and yes, the 20-minute livestream will be tailored according to the individual interests of the international participants. So get ready to ask away! Simply book a timeslot here, grab a cool one and watch away those circuit breaker blues. The AudiStream service is offered free of charge. I'll look for something that's not Audi next. Promise.

Youths use Circuit Breaker period to ride PMDs in CTE tunnel!

With roads pretty much empty under this current semi-lockdown period, some youths have been spotted making use of the empty roads to ride their PMDs. As seen on a facebook page SG Reckless PMD Riders, three youths can be seen in the short Instagram video riding next to each other at high speed in the CTE Tunnel. Admittedly, the clip isn't of the best quality but it does seem like they were doing in excess of 40km/h, well over the speed limits of e-scooter.  Of course, it doesn't matter as no one is allowed to be using their PMDs on the public road.  In fact, they aren't even supposed to be out of their homes at all and going for joyrides! Check out some of the comments on the page. Not suprisingly, they were not very pleasant. SG-Reckless-PMD-Riders-PMD-high-speed-at-CTE-Facebook.mp4

Drive through Australia with Audi! (virtually of course!)

Dark days are in store for all of us. To all those finding it difficult to resist the urge to head outside and to travel, Audi Australia has a treat in store, perfect for all those already suffering from cabin fever during these circuit breaker days. Unwind in the comfort of your own home and join Audi on a four-hour long drive of the New South Wales countryside in the all new Audi A6 as it travels through rolling hills and even navigates past dense fog and rainy sections. Hopefully this will aid in calming you guys down a little. Leave it running as a lullaby before you go to sleep? Heh! Stay safe everyone! #flattenthecurve

Lost horse makes final bid for freedom along Eng Neo!

Maybe the mare knew that the our country is going into a semi-lockdown state and wanted to do some last minute exploring first... Spotted by several road users along Eng Neo Avenue, the white horse was apparently lost and was in fact trying to find her way back to her stable on 5th April. As reported by The Straits Times, its owner Ronnie Lim, who also owns Paisano Polo Academy at Turf Club Road, the 11 year-old horse was found 20 minutes later after running off at 4pm.  A horse handler had taken it to the paddock that afternoon and was just about to close the door when there was a loud screech from some vehicles on the road nearby, causing her to take fright and run. According to Mr Lim, it was the first time this happened and Cocorita, was a children's riding horse and was usually mild mannered. "Horses tend to find their way back and we're happy she's all right," said Mr Lim, 58, adding that they had found her grazing on a grass patch along Eng Neo Avenue. "She probably got distracted and had a bite." ea6e93fa-bbff-46bc-a4a5-4d669c18cbd6.MP4 f2c06154-220d-4b9c-b3f3-59a2540bed49.MP4 b6a36525-3c1d-4249-bc54-5fc24182ea30.MP4

Is this where you want to be? We put Hyundai's Venue to the test!

The new Veune is Hyundai's newest member into its SUV family and its first in the sub-compact SUV segment. In our video review, Julian and Jon go through what they think about the styling of the sub-compact crossover. On to practicality, it looks like the Venue's boot is not exactly deep... In this 'S' variant, you get an interior that matches the exterior paint colour. Check out Julian's view of the layout and build quality. And of course, we proceed to give you our driving impressions on video! Seems like Jon is a bit upset about something? Could this be your ideal crossover? Or a trendy option for those still looking to upgrade their way to something else larger later in life? Watch the full video to find out!  

Watch, and more importantly, listen to that exhaust! Its the Jaguar F-PACE SVR!

Jaguar's performance version of the F-PACE SUV, the F-PACE SVR, is put through its paces in our latest video review! And boy does this thing have a drivetrain befitting of a top-of-the-line performance SUV! A 5.0-litre supercharged V8 delivers 543bhp and 680Nm of torque, enough to see the two-tonne SUV launch from a standstill to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds! And just what does that translate into on video? Check it out... So, do Idris and Julian have any issues with this awesome beast? Can you guess? Do leave a like, remember to subscribe or drop a comment on the video! Bonus timestamps for those looking for that exhaust note: 0:25 and 11:55!  

Lorry flips over no thanks to careless taxi!

Another day and another careless driver. Today, we have for you guys an accident that happened at the junction of Orchard Road and Buyong Road.  As seen from the photo, a SMRT cab has collided with a Nissan truck which in turn has flipped over.  We hope those involved in the accident are alright as of press time, though there is currently no news on whether there are any injuries or not.  8e96337c-f950-4b82-a6ef-90577e45cdbc.MP4 From the video, we can understand a bit better what caused the truck to flip over. That said, we have no idea why the taxi slowly crept forward into the junction although the lights did not turn green. We did note that his brake lights weren't on all when he came into frame, suggesting to us that he could have fallen asleep at the wheel, letting the car roll forward into traffic.  

Practically a 2 Series for everybody!

With a wide range of body styles, BMW's 2 Series family has a practical choice suitable for every driver There was a time, maybe 20 years ago, when car nomenclature was simple and straightforward. Before the rapid introduction of new model ranges, parsing a BMW was pretty clear-cut – the 3 Series was the compact model, the 5 Series the mid-sized model and the 7 Series the large flagship sedan. Quite easy, no? Nowadays, it's not quite so simple anymore. BMW's core model range now spans eight numerical designations, as well as seven X designations for its Sports Activity Vehicles (BMW’s terminology for its SUVs). And, with multiple body styles across the various model series, it can be a little complicated to immediately wrap your head around it. Take the brand's 2 Series lineup for example. It is positioned as a practical choice for aspiring buyers. However, a quick look across the range reveals that there are many different body styles that will cater to a wide range of buyers who all have different needs. Sleek sensation - 2 Series Coupe When people think of the 2 Series, this is probably the compact and stylish model that usually springs to mind – the 2 Series Coupe. With its sleek sheet metal and squat presence, the 2 Series Coupe certainly distinguishes itself from the crowd. Sheathed within the stylish exterior is a cabin that delivers ample equipment and everyday luxury. Of course, the 2 Series Coupe also impresses with its on-road dynamism, with its short wheelbase making for a sharp and direct drive packed with enthusiasm and fun.  Airy amenity - 2 Series Convertible Those seeking an open-top experience will surely be drawn to the 2 Series Convertible. Yes, it is rather similar to the Coupe in terms of size, design and the mechanical bits, but the experience is completely different. Being able to take the roof off has much to do with that. It delivers a softer, more relaxed experience that implores you to bask in the joy of open-top driving, allowing you to take in the fresh breeze whipping through your hair. With the Convertible, you're sure to attract looks everywhere you go. Elegant expression - 2 Series Gran Coupe For those in the market for something with a slightly more bold, modern and expressive feel, the newly launched 2 Series Gran Coupe certainly fits the bill. As the most accessible four-door BMW coupe, the Gran Coupe finds a delightful balance between style, practicality and dynamic capability. Of course, being the newest model, it also delivers the latest in technology, including equipment like the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and the most advanced driver assistance systems. Practical prowess: 2 Series Active Tourer/Gran Tourer With the five-seat Active Tourer and seven-seat Gran Tourer, the 2 Series also demonstrates the ample flexibility of the platform, with these two models offering maximum utility and space for drivers. Clearly designed with families in mind, the MPV offerings prioritise cabin space, daily comfort and overall utility without sacrificing qualities such as style and refinement. Resolute range – 2 Series Active Tourer with eDrive BMW's plug-in hybrid technology also features within the 2 Series lineup, in the form of the BMW 225xe Active Tourer. The car combines the practicality and utility of the 2 Series Active Tourer with the increased fuel economy and lower running cost afforded by the additional eDrive system. Additionally, the eDrive motor also has the benefit of providing additional straight line oomph if you need it, and also lets you drive in pure electric mode. Exhilarating excitement - M2 While the rest of the 2 Series range has leaned towards offering practicality, accessibility and stylishness, there's also something for the more thrill-seeking drivers among us. Delivering the ultimate in performance, dynamism and excitement, the M2 model range encapsulates the best that BMW M Gmbh has to offer. The latest, most potent M2 offering is the M2 CS, which will be launched in Singapore sometime this year. With it, BMW M delivers the most powerful, razor sharp driving experience available within the 2 Series model range. Copious choice The 2 Series lineup boasts a wide range of models, each with its own unique personality and distinct ability. And, with a total of six unique styles within just the 2 Series model portfolio, it's clear that BMW understands the importance of catering to the diversity among its buyers. There’s practically a 2 Series of every body (type) for everybody, regardless of age or lifestyle.

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Deeq

Biker manages a narrow escape from a truck trying to escape the police!

With everyone encouraged to stay home due to the ongoing coronavirus , life must be quiet dull for most. However, we are pretty sure the motorcyclist at the traffic light didn't find his last friday bland at all... 92a4c569-89c1-4c7c-81f8-f298494e1650.MP4 Shot in an unknown heavy vehicle, the footage clearly shows a wild white truck doing a quick lane change at a traffic junction that has just turned red along Jurong Town Hall Road.  From the video, we thought the poor biker would be bulldozed by the truck but amazingly, the truck managed to avoid crashing into it!  Seconds later, viewers can see a police car coming to a stop abruptly with its tyres screeching on the bottom of the video, suggesting to us that the white truck might have been running away from the cops. According to the comments on Complaint Singapore, the police were apparently trying to arrest the driver in the truck and this was a drug-related case. Maybe more should heed this netizen's comment whereby it is better to stop in front of a vehicle that has already come to a complete stop at the lights...  

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chitchatboy

It comes with over $100,000 worth of options included! The Porsche Cayenne Coupe!

It's big, it's bright orange, and it's dripping with style. We are reviewing the Porsche Cayenne Coupe! But here's the thing. The car is might expensive and has mighty expensive options as well! Check out Idris' expression when he learns of the car's prices. Heh! It seems like both our testers agree that the cabin of the Cayenne Coupe is a lovely place to be in. And on the move? Why not judge for yourself just how fun this thing is in the straights! Watch the full video here! Don't forget to leave a like, subscribe, or drop a comment on the video!  

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Should a handicap motorist drive a Ferarri 458?

An image uploaded in SG Road Vigilante Facebook of a Ferrari 458 Italia parking at Alexandra Village Food Centre on a handicap lot. This keeps me wondering. . .  Should a disabled person drive such a monstrous car? 🤔 But on a closer inspection. . . This Ferrari 458 did not have a handicap label yet parking at a reserved handicap lot. According to the accessibilityisfreedom.org website, if you attempt to park at a handicap lot, the fine is $400. Maybe the driver is really handicap but hasn't applied for the handicap label. So just in case, you need to know how to go about it. 1) Online via e-Service (SingPass required) 2) By email or post carparklabels@sgenable.sg
or
SG Enable – Car Park Label Scheme
20 Lengkok Bahru
#01-01
Singapore 159053

Required documents: - Class 1 Application Form - Note: The Mobility Report must be completed by a Singapore registered medical doctor. - Clear photocopy of the Applicant’s NRIC (Front and Back) / Passport  - Clear photocopy of the Applicant’s Singapore driving licence (Front and Back) - Clear photocopy of the Applicant’s Vehicle Registration Details from LTA - Clear photocopy of Car Rental Agreement if your vehicle is a rental car The fine has been increased from $200 to $400 yet there is still inconsiderate drivers who abuse the parking. And here are some comments. Nevertheless, let's be gracious toward each other while driving! Remember to pay your parking fines! 🙂  

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

Taxi driver parks green taxi on green grass, thinks no one can see this "camouflage"

An image uploaded on Beh Chia Lor's Facebook page of a green taxi parking on a patch of green grass happens to be the talk of the office today. Here's the image for your reference courtesy of Beh Chia Lor. What we know Image from https://www.taxisingapore.com/taxi-companies/hdt-electric-taxi/ This green BYD taxi belongs to a taxi company called HDT Taxi. I've not seen or sat in one, but we know that the company's fleet comprises of fully-electric vehicles with a focus on "Going Green". Also, we know that the patch of grass the taxi is on, is not a parking lot. Some scenarios to consider Maybe, the taxi driver thought his car can blend into the grass like a chameleon Maybe, taxi driver thought he John Cena Maybe, taxi driver army siao, like to "Camo On" But, the truth is, we can still see the taxi ah? What the people say Right? Whut? This taxi driver taking the company mission of "going green" too seriously.  

Look out for these places with Free Parking! A nice break from the gloomy news

The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has inconvenienced and disrupted industries on a global scale. Retail businesses have not gone unscathed as well, so how do mall owners entice people to visit? With Free parking, of course. 

*For those who are feeling unwell, please be responsible and stay at home.   Here’s a quick list of shopping malls that offer free parking (until further notice). Time to take advantage of this for all you healthy people out there!   Don’t forget to download the sgCarMart Carpark App for the latest updates on carpark rates.  
Download sgCarMart Carpark App: iOS | Android Do note that these parking rates might change without prior notice, and standard parking rates will still be applicable outside of the stated hours. 

The article was first published on MoneySmart. 

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