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5 for fighting: two different owners with two distinct expectations

Where the 5 Series excels in luxurious comfort and quality, the M5 bleeds performance and excitement.     The BMW 5 Series is certainly one of the go-to choices when it comes to the luxury sedan segment, thanks to its ample practicality, elevated luxury and keen driveability.   The M5 Competition, at almost twice the price and more than three times the power, is clearly a different proposition altogether. With ballistic pace and intense dynamic capability, the M5 is capable of delivering a level of performance that sets the heart racing. At the same time, because it shares a visual similarity to a standard 5 Series, there’s also a unassuming nature to the car – a sleeper car, in some eyes.   And yet, considering these cars share the same fundamental underpinnings (the 5 Series body type), there’s perhaps more overlap in the way they are used than you’d expect. Our two drivers find out just how distinct the driving experiences and expectations with the two cars are.     Smooth Sailing vs High Tailing   For Jeremy, the 5 Series is all about comfort and smooth driving. And when you have kids and family to think about, you really just want a refined and serene driving experience. It’s bad enough to have to deal with the noise from the kids. The car’s 2.0-litre powertrain delivers ample juice, but importantly the mild-hybrid system means that engine start-stop is seamless, which makes for an even more refined and comfortable driving experience.   Desmond understands that there are few opportunities to fully deploy all of the M5’s power. However, the M5 demonstrates a significant improvement in refinement levels compared to its predecessor, especially with the new 8-speed auto transmission and adaptive suspension. As a result, driving it daily is surprisingly easy. And of course, with a V8 under the bonnet, the M5 makes for impeccably quick journeys to get your places faster, even without having to drive like a maniac.     Long alrighty vs Lord almighty   For Jeremy, it is the long-legged nature of the 5 Series that makes long drives a delightful experience. Whether it’s the 40 minute commute to the in-laws’ place or the four hour commute to KL, the 5 Series will ensure that both driver and passengers get there as fresh as when they left.   For Desmond, the M5 is a ballistic dynamic weapon for when the opportunity calls. With 625bhp and 750Nm of torque, all-wheel drive, and complex chassis systems, the M5 ensures a razor-sharp driving experience that is both exciting and involving. It’s a car that’s immediately ready for the racetrack, and always raring to give you a heart-pumping experience.     Practical vs practicality   A family car must first and foremost be practical. The 5 Series boasts a large 530-litre boot that will regularly be filled with things, whether it’s the kid’s belongings or just personal items. Isofix points also allow the securing of child seats, which is important to Jeremy when taking the family out for a nice dinner on weekends.   Even though performance is front and centre, the M5 doesn’t skimp on practicality. Boot space is unchanged from the 5 Seires, which means that Desmond can still use this car for grocery runs, or even to take his wheelchair bound grandmother out. The generous space in the rear of the cabin also means outings with friends is easy to organise. With the M5, it’s really a sports car, minus the stereotypical sports car inconveniences.     Made it vs crave it   Beyond just being a highly luxurious, practical, comfortable and thoroughly high-tech family car, owning a 5 Series is also about the feel-good factor. For Jeremy, driving it imparts a sense of accomplishment. Is it a status symbol? Sure, it is. But more importantly, it is an indication of personal and professional success. It’s a big step upwards, and forwards.   The M5 is a lot of car. Some may argue too much car. But when you desire something that offers both intoxicating performance and surefooted sensibility like Desmond does, the M5’s ability to do both in abundance is a key part of its appeal. And of course, it also occupies a rarefied place, not just among the M model lineup, but among performance cars in general. That is its own allure.     Conclusion   With the 5 Series and the M5, though the cars may be related and share common underpinnings, they cater to fundamentally different expectations for different types of drivers. Where the 5 Series is focused on delivering a sense of everyday quality, comfort and serenity, the M5 is tuned for excitement, engagement and enjoyment.  

Deeq

Deeq

Looking to get a compact SUV? BMW has got you covered

BMW’s X range offers a wide variety to choose from. But if you are looking for a compact SUV, you can’t go wrong with the X1 or X2.   Ranging from the compact X1 all the way to the X7 behemoth, there’s bound to be the perfect SUV for you. However, if you are in the market for a compact SUV, you would’ve likely narrowed your choices down to either the X1 or X2.   Admittedly, the two smallest SUVs in BMW’s lineup do share a fair bit of similarities. But that’s only at first glance. Put them side by side, take a step back, have a good, long look and you’ll notice the core differences that set these two cars apart. No worries if you are still confused or bedazzled by their good looks – we'll point out those differences for you, so you can make the best choice. The strong muscular one and its lean sibling The dimensions of the X1 and X2 are similar. Both are compact SUVs that are manoeuvrable and easy to drive. However, the two are differentiated by their design elements and silhouette. The X1 features strong lines and a more traditional SUV body shape with a tall roofline. It is the perfect choice for drivers who love the bold, rugged design elements of SUVs. In comparison, the X2 has a sleeker silhouette with a tapered rear end, resulting in a coupe-like shape. This is the one to go for if you are all about style and a sporty, athletic look. In fact, the new X2 M Mesh Edition takes it a step further with exclusive colour combinations and an updated front end with the M mesh kidney grille. Let’s take a seat in these compact SUVs As expected of the SUV body style, both the X1 and X2 offer a spacious cabin. The X1, with its tall body shape, offers plenty of headroom, along with generous legroom. Make no mistake, despite being a smaller SUV, the X1 allows three passengers to sit in luxurious comfort at the rear. Surprisingly, the tapered rear end of the X2 that gives it the sleek coupe-like silhouette doesn’t compromise much on the interior space. Indeed, when compared with the X1, there’s lesser headroom, but it will still fit all but the tallest of passengers. Both the X1 and X2 also offer large cargo-hauling capabilities. The X1 has a boot space of 505 litres that can be expanded to 1,550 litres when you fold the rear seats down. While the tapered shape of the X2 encroaches on cargo space, it stills come close at 470 litres that expands to 1,355 litres. If you are looking for maximum space and versatility, the X1 will be the unbeatable choice, but if you are the flamboyant seeker of style, the X2 is the clear winner. Two luxurious rides It isn’t just space that this pair of compact SUVs offer. Their well-crafted interior, in line with all BMW cars, are simply a joy to be in. There are plenty of soft touch and premium materials that deliver a quality and luxurious feel. You’ll get velour floor mats, Sensatec upholstery and ambient lightings, to create an enjoyable atmosphere. Opt for the X2 M Mesh Edition and you’ll get a pair of supportive M Sport seats with integral head restraints along with exclusive stitching, stainless steel pedals, M leather steering wheel, and much more to further accentuate the athletic allure of the X2. Both cars also come equipped with the BMW Navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, an 8.8-inch Control Display with touchscreen functionality that runs on the sixth generation iDrive system and BMW ConnectedDrive Services. Similar, but different drive The X1 and X2 are built upon a shared platform and currently offered with identical engine options locally. However, this doesn’t mean that they drive the same. The X2 is equipped with M Sport suspension, and this places an emphasis on sporty driving, in line with its looks. The X1, on the other hand, is available with or without M Sport suspension. Yet, even with the M Sport suspension, the X1 offers a plusher ride. The X2 is a slightly sportier proposition, so if a dynamic drive is what you are searching for, the X2 might be just the compact SUV for you. Pick your poison There you have it, both excellent compact SUVs, each with its own distinct personality. Would you go for the more traditional X1, or the contemporary coupe-SUV, the X2? Or better yet, go all out and get the exciting new X2 M Mesh Edition? You don’t have to make a decision now. Head on down to the showroom for a closer look, experience both cars, and take your pick then.

Deeq

Deeq

Watch this Mercedes C200 driver ruthlessly run over a Deliveroo rider at a red light

Disclaimer: The use of the word 'ruthlessly' in the title refers to the action of the driver running over the stationary rider and not the driver's intention. We do not assume or imply that the driver intended to cause hurt. Last night (Oct 3), a Mercedes C200 driver caused a major accident along Elias Road, resulting in traffic delays. After watching this clip, I was in shock. To think that someone could simply run over another person without even slowing down sends chills down my spine. Furthermore, it was clear that the lights in the junction had just turned red and that other vehicles were slowing down as they entered. Let's break down what happened in this shocking video. The video starts by showing the camcar and other vehicles slowing down and stopping at a traffic junction. The lights had just turned red, except for those who were intending to turn right. On the left, a Deliveroo rider waits patiently for the light as he watches a couple cross the junction. Just as the couple nearly reaches the other end of the road, a speeding Mercedes C200 ploughs down the rider, which sends him flying off his motorcycle. The couple turns around and looks back in horror as they realised what had just happened.  A few minutes later, an ambulance arrives on the scene to rush the food delivery rider and the Mercedes driver to the hospital.  There were photographs that showed the amount of damage the car had received from the impact. Netizens' reactions While most sent their well wishes to the food delivery rider, many netizens were upset with the careless actions of the Mercedes driver. We send our well wishes to the Deliveroo rider and hope that he will have a speedy recovery! Hopefully, justice will be served and that the Mercedes driver gets the appropriate punishment for doing something so reckless.    ------------ Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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unicornfloof

WTF Moment: A taxi was spotted driving around the ArtScience Museum

*Disclaimer: The conversation below is satire, written for entertainment purposes only.* Here's how it all went down: What happened? A ComfortDelGro taxi was spotted driving on the pavement in the vicinity of MBS and the ArtScience Museum.  This puzzling incident drew the attention of many onlookers, who were curiously staring at the taxi as he navigated his way around the area. WHUTTTT... Taxi drivers may have developed a notorious reputation for being improper and reckless road users over the years. This incident has just added one more to this list – RIDICULOUS. Seriously though. No matter how bad of a driver one is, how on Earth can someone even end up driving along the pavement outside of a shopping mall/Museum??? Is this a case of GPS misguidance, or did the taxi driver happen to navigate his way up the pavement after getting lost? I guess this incident unveils a flaw in MBS' signage and security framework. Netizens' Comments What a bunch of savage comments, the person filming wasn't spared either.  I LOL-ED at this comment. If you didn't get it, its related to the cycling craze where people started "drawing" animals on Strava (GPS-based Application) as they cycled around Singapore.  Maybe can consider upgrading to the Hyundai Kona Electric SUV – Off-road capability + Reduced carbon emissions.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Ang moh cyclist vents his frustrations at road users at Serangoon Gardens

This is easily the most ridiculous video I am about to cover in my blog post. Watch this cyclist go around Serangoon Garden's roundabout, again and again, to vent his frustration by harassing other road users: Caught In The Act This Ang moh cyclist was spotted cycling around the roundabout at Serangoon Gardens, shouting indistinctly and hitting cars as they drove past him. Furthermore, this was not a once-off incident — In fact, he was caught on camera going multiple times around the roundabout performing this circus act of his. The cyclist's unruly behaviour endangered his life and caused inconvenience to other road users.  The Perfect Example This man is the perfect example of everything we should not do: Cycling on the road without proper Personal Protective Equipment such as helmet and covered shoes. Not equipping his bicycle with lights while cycling in the dark. Wearing of a face mask (Optional, since he is "exercising"). Cycling on the first lane. But hey, at least he signalled his intention of changing lanes, unlike certain drivers, right? Accountability Unlike motorists who have their vehicles registered with the government authorities, cyclists do not have to register their bicycles with the authorities. Who is accountable if the cyclist damaged passing vehicles or caused an accident and then escaped from the incident scene?  Considering this cyclist was caught on camera (with many eyewitnesses), would he be punished for his actions?  *If not for the passerby who caught him on camera, I am pretty sure he will leave scot-free from this unwarranted act of his. Netizens' Comments I LOL-ed at these 2 comments.  Unless cyclists are caught red-handed by the authorities at that point in time, it is quite impossible to enforce against them.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Driver vs driver in epic shouting match on the road

Watch as these two drivers demonstrate their lack of basic driving etiquette in an epic shouting match on the road. What else can you expect from two angsty uncles on the road?  In this comical video, two drivers are seen engaging in a feisty shouting match with their vehicles still running on the road.  With their windows down, both men angrily hurl intense vulgarities and aggressive gestures. Aside from the extensive range of Hokkien vocabulary, it is hard to comprehend what both drivers are yelling to each other. As the fight continues, the camcar inches forward, which indicates that both parties are probably waiting at a junction.  Even as other cars start to move off, these two drivers never fail to maintain the intensity of the fight as they take turns creeping forward. Netizens' reactions Do you see the resemblance too? It would explain the foul temper of both drivers 😂 Aggressively sending their regards, if you ask me.  While I do like to watch videos of drivers getting into fights over nothing, it is not proper to road rage or to block the flow of traffic just to get a few vulgarities out. After all, what do these drivers gain besides infamy?   -------- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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unicornfloof

Mercedes driver road hogs and plays braking game like it's his grandfather's road

Mercedes driver tests the patience of other road users by hogging the extreme right overtaking lane in an underground expressway. Is it just me or are there more and more entitled drivers appearing as the days go by? In this video, a black Mercedes car is seen taking his time as he drives on the extreme right lane - a lane that is intended for the purpose of overtaking other vehicles.  While it is hard to notice him at first, the driver continues to maintain his own speed on the lane, which forces a car to squeeze and overtake him on the left instead. As the minutes pass, the driver does not show any sign of leaving the overtaking lane. The camcar tries to alert him by flashing his lights, which causes the black car to slow down tremendously.  This scares the camcar driver, and forces him to follow the previous vehicle in overtaking on the left. Is driving at the maximum speed on the right lane considered road hogging? Several netizens have come to the Mercedes driver's aid, stating that he could have been travelling at the legal speed limit on the right lane or that he might have wanted to turn right. However, according to the Highway Code, drivers are to keep to either the left or the center lane on a three-lane carriageway. The extreme right lane is for overtaking only, drivers are not allowed to stay in it longer than necessary after overtaking vehicles in the middle lane.  Additionally, the Mercedes did not turn on its right signal during the course of the video.  While the driver might have been travelling at a higher speed (or at the speed limit), driving in a manner that obstructs vehicles moving at a faster speed is also considered road hogging and is an offence in Singapore.  Drivers will receive a fine of up to $2,000, 4 demerit points and an imprisonment term of up to 6 months. Netizens' reactions Yep, it seems that a lot of netizens think road hogging only applies to vehicles driving at a speed of less than 60km/h. However, that is not the case.  This is a really common practice amongst drivers, but it is not safe for the slower road users who are traveling on the left and centerlanes.  Again, the right lane is only for emergencies and overtaking! It sounds like this Mercedes driver might end up having a kopi session soon if he keeps this behaviour.    -------- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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A misjudged discretionary turn by Toyota MPV gives a motorcyclist the flight of his life

The purpose of Discretionary turns is to ease traffic flow at certain junctions.  However, over the years, discretionary turns have evolved to be one of the most hazardous spots.  Watch this video to see why discretionary turns have developed such a notorious reputation: What happened? This accident occurred at the junction of Punggol Road and Sengkang East Way.  Despite travelling at a slow speed, a Toyota Noah performs a discretionary right turn WITHOUT checking for oncoming traffic.  Yes, you read it correctly — In the video, the Toyota driver did not bother stopping at the pocket meant for drivers to check for oncoming traffic.  As a result, an oncoming motorcyclist was sent flying mid-air due to a collision with the Toyota Noah.  Where The Fault Lies After watching the video, you may have two thoughts on your mind — Are discretionary turns or human error the cause of discretionary turn-related accidents? Well, I guess the latter is the reason for discretionary turn-related accidents due to LTA's removal of discretionary right turns at most traffic light junctions.  The topic of discretionary turns attracted a mixed response from the public:  Here's to wishing the motorcyclist a speedy recovery from this accident! Netizens' Comments Cartoon leh this fella 😂 This goes out to both drivers and riders alike. Someone, please teach this man how to use Google 🙏     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Is your friend as 'brother' as this? Watch as he becomes a human P-plate holder

This Honda driver's friend has set the standards when it comes to helping a brother out in a time of need.    In the video, a black Honda is driving along a road when the driver suddenly realises something important - he had forgotten to display his P-plate at the back of the car.  Not wanting to risk getting caught by the authorities (yes, failure to display a P-plate is an offence), his friend comes up with an ingenious plan. Now, I'm not sure about what the rest of you guys think but I'd say it's a pretty solid plan. While the P-plates in Singapore do come with velcro tape (in a new package), it has been speculated that the driver might not actually own the car that he's driving and that it could belong to a relative or a car rental service. In Singapore, a failure to display a P-plate for new drivers is an offence. A fine will be issued for first-time offenders and repeat offenders will have their license revoked.  So, if you're a P-plater, don't forget to check for both plates at the front and back of your car before driving off! Netizens' reactions I'm not condoning using your friend as a personal P-plate holder but in a pinch, it works pretty great until you can find an MSCP to hide in and properly fix the plate on the inside of the car.      --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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Mercedes driver caught red handed committing a hit and run in broad daylight

With almost every car equipped with a dashcam and the abundance of LTA/TP cameras, it would be silly for anyone to commit a hit and run since the chances of getting caught would be pretty damn high.  Watch how this Mercedes driver commits a hit and run in broad daylight in front of numerous witnesses:  What happened? The hit and run incident occurred along Loyang Avenue, involving a Mercedes-Benz CLC180 and a Honda City.  The Mercedes-Benz allegedly rear-ended the Honda City and tried to escape from the scene of the accident.  As a result of the accident, pieces of debris were scattered along the accident lane.  Karma Strikes Just as the Honda City driver alights to exchange relevant information, the Mercedes-Benz abruptly swerves around him to escape from the accident scene.  However, only to come face-to-face with a red light signal, leaving him with no choice but to stop at the junction.  The Honda driver quickly catches up to the Mercedes to get him to alight and assist in the accident but to no avail.  Instead, the Mercedes driver blatantly ignores him and drives off upon the traffic light turning green.  NGL, it takes hell a lot of guts and ignorance to pull off a stunt as the Mercedes driver did.  Dashcams, Dashcams And More Dashcams As I previously mentioned about getting caught on dashcams, and lo and behold, the dashcam footage surfaces on the internet. With the surfacing of this dashcam footage, I hope the Honda driver successfully claims against the Mercedes driver. Likewise, the Mercedes driver should be taken to task for his hit and run act.  You can run, but you can't hide.  Netizens' Comments That is if he gets sentenced to prison... 100% agreed. If not he wouldn't have escaped given his "second chance" at the red light. Can start by buying a concession pass already.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Container truck swerves to avoid lorry on PIE, mauls down multiple cars in the process

If you frequent the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) for your daily commute, you may have experienced a major traffic jam on Monday morning (27 Sep).  Here's the reason behind the major jam during the morning peak hour:  What Happened? The accident took place along the PIE, involving multiple vehicles.  A blue container truck swerved across multiple lanes to avoid a lorry on Lane 3 of the PIE. This resulted in the container truck colliding into multiple vehicles, causing a significant amount of collateral damage. The accident caused a severe standstill jam that choked up the PIE, leaving only 1 out of 3 lanes passable. The Outcome  The video showed 6 vehicles involved in the accident – The tipper truck, 3 lorries, 1 Toyota Corolla and 1 Hyundai Advante.  The impact from the collision was so great that fumes began to emit from the engine bay of the Hyundai Avante.  One lorry had its side completely torn off as a result of the collision. As a result of this massive accident, debris was strewn across the PIE.  PSA: If you happen to drive past this stretch of the PIE, do check your tyres for any puncture.  UPDATE: A total of 13 people were injured from the accident. While 10 of them were conveyed to the hospital, 3 of them were assessed by SCDF for minor injuries and refused to be conveyed to the hospital.  An Underlying Matter Despite all the attention on the accident itself, there is an underlying issue – The safe transportation of foreign workers. Online sources mentioned multiple workers were present in the lorries when the accident occurred.  Accidents like the above are why stricter regulations that enforce a safer mode of transporting foreign workers should be mandated.  If you agree with me and want to make a change, do sign the online petition below: 
https://www.change.org/p/land-transport-authority-make-it-mandatory-to-transport-workers-in-buses-or-vans I hope all those involved in the accident are alright. Netizens' Comments Claim insurance for a normal accident also headache already, let alone this one. Indeed, there was nothing that cars on lane 1 and 2 could do. Whoa there cowboy! Don't be so quick to jump to conclusions.
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This Mercedes driver's spirit animal must be a 'Sotong', judging from the way it drives

Is this the driver's first time in an MSCP?  A seemingly inexperienced Mercedes E300 driver attempts to turn left in WCEGA Plaza and ends up hitting a parked car instead.  Upon watching this short clip, there is honestly nothing that can be said to defend the driver's mistake.  Despite the carpark being full, the lanes are extremely wide and spacious, which makes it easier for drivers to manoeuvre around. Additionally, a left turn is one of the most basic moves taught during driving school and most drivers should be able to make a sharp left turn from circuit training. With that being said, the fact that this Mercedes driver is able to hit a parked car while turning left in such a spacious area makes me question his driving abilities and sobriety.  Is he a really bad driver or just a blur sotong? WCEGA Plaza Located at Bukit Batok, WCEGA Plaza is an industrial building filled mainly with car workshops and dealers. Its structure is similar to that of other carmarts in Singapore, such as Automobile Megamart. While the purpose of the driver's visit to this carmart is unknown, it is possible that the car that had been hit belonged to a car dealer (aka a brand new car). No matter what, the price that this Mercedes driver has to pay is astronomical. Netizens' reactions Maybe this driver should go back to BBDC and put some money towards a couple of driving lessons.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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unicornfloof

Lane-splitting between two vehicles? Don't be like this biker with no common sense

For the uninitiated, you may be wondering why do riders practice lane-splitting? Well, at least according to riders, lane-splitting is a safer way of riding.  However, what many riders are unaware of is that lane-splitting is only safer if performed PRUDENTLY. Watch this video to see how this rider's practice of lane-splitting put himself in great danger: Notoriously Narrow Lanes This incident occurred along the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) towards Seletar Expressway (SLE). We are all aware of how narrow the two lanes are for all those who have travelled along the bend featured in the video.  Furthermore, the high heavy vehicle traffic along this route makes it even more hazardous to navigate around this bend.  As such, motorists often practice extra caution when travelling along this route.  What happened? Within seconds of the video, a motorcyclist is seen riding in between slow-moving vehicles. While in between 2 vehicles, the rider seemed to have panic-braked due to his inability to squeeze through successfully.  This resulted in the rider losing control of his motorcycle and hitting both vehicles to his side. Fortunately for the rider, he managed to avoid being involved in a potential freak accident.  I hope this serves as a learning opportunity for ALL RIDERS to practice lane-splitting PRUDENTLY, no matter how experienced one is.  Netizens' Comments This accident could have been avoided entirely.  Common sense ain't that common after all.  This one ultimate troller.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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Should there be a new class of license for drivers of sports cars?

Over the years, we’ve seen our fair share of sports cars racing and speeding on the roads, especially late at night.  While most of these drivers are experienced and often race without injury, it is not all that uncommon for them to get involved in a major accident.  With one wrong move, these drivers might find themselves crashing their precious supercar beyond salvation. This then begs the question – Should there be a new class of license for sports cars?  What is a sports car? Once used to describe two-seater cars with a soft top that are eligible for competition in the postwar era, the definition behind the term ‘sports car’ today seems to have faded into a rather grey area. For most consumers, a ‘sports car’ might be used to refer to any car that was manufactured by luxury automobile companies such as Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini.  While these brands are famous for their sports cars, Asian automakers like Honda, Toyota and Nissan are often referred to as 'bread and butter', and not deemed with the same high regard (even though these brands produced some legendary sports cars like the NSX, Supra and GT-R) For the sake of this article, we shall define a ‘sports car’ as cars with a high-powered engine of more than 200 bhp, and generally seats two people. This includes a wide array of offerings, such as the BMW Z4, Porsche 718 Boxster and Alpine A110.  More implementations for sports cars in SG Following the tragic Tanjong Pagar accident earlier this year, the government has installed more safety features to decrease speeding incidents along long stretches of roads.  According to the Straits Times, road dividers, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings will be implemented. The Traffic Police has stepped up patrols and enforcement in the area as well to deter and detect similar traffic offences. The accident occurred after a speeding white BMW M4 Coupe, a powerful vehicle that produces 510 bhp and 650 Nm of torque, crashed into a vacant shophouse unit and burst into flames. All five individuals in the car were killed. Call for a sports car license Although the Tanjong Pagar accident has been deemed to be an isolated incident in the area, there have been more instances of sports cars getting involved in crashes all over the island. Some of these include: As much as I love fast cars, the reality is that there is nothing in life that would prepare any driver to pilot a rear-wheel-drive performance car that puts out close to 500 bhp. No matter how many years of driving experience one has unless it’s been in a high-powered sports car, it is a whole different ball game when it comes to a Mustang or a Miata. Like pilot licenses, where multi-engine planes and seaplanes require extra training and are add-ons to a standard private license, there should be a special class of driving license should be implemented for these fast vehicles.  Drivers of all ages should be better prepared if they want to drive a sports car. Just my two-cents worth. Please don't roast me.      --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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Honda driver hogs the road and ends up getting rear-ended

This Honda road bully blocks the path of a large bus, randomly stops in the middle of the road several times and ends up getting rear-ended. There is nothing more annoying than a road hogger on a busy road, and that is what this poor bus driver had to experience. The video starts with the Honda driving slowly down the left lane, blocking the path of the bus driver. Annoyed with the car's behaviour, a man beside the driver is heard commenting "Just don't jam brakes. If not, I fall down leh.".  As both vehicles approach the traffic junction, the car suddenly stops with its hazard lights on. In an attempt to warn the car's driver, the bus driver presses his horn. However, the car remains still, which earns it a series of honks from other upset drivers as well. The bus driver chimes in with two long honks, which pushes the car to finally move off. The Honda enters the junction, swerves right, before switching back to the left lane quickly. At the same moment, the car is seen braking suddenly as the bus moves forward.  This leads to the bus hitting the yellow car from the back with a loud crash, which pushes it further up the lane.  At the last second, the car's driver angrily gets out of his vehicle to confront the bus driver.  Is road hogging an offence? According to the LTA and the Traffic Police, road hogging is considered an offence in Singapore. Drivers who drive in such a manner as to obstruct vehicles from moving at a faster speed will receive a fine of up to $1,000, an imprisonment term of 3 months and 4 demerit points. For repeated offenders, they will receive a fine of up to $2,000, an imprisonment term of 6 months and 4 demerit points.  Netizens' reactions  From the video, it is clear that the yellow car is the aggressor as the driver purposely stalls the flow of traffic and recklessly changes lanes (and jams on his brakes) without any warning. 😒 I hope that the TP sees this and invites him for a nice long kopi session soon.      --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Audi A5 with a long list of traffic infringements finally gets a wrecking it deserves

Karma hits a reckless Audi A5 driver in the form of a car crash after causing a long list of various traffic infringements over the course of 5 days. Timeline Here's an official timeline of all of the incidents featured in the video compilation above.  14th September  We start off with the driver performing a reckless lane change along the expressway on the 14th.  The video shows the Audi zooming in from the left of the camcar, as the driver speeds up and places himself in the middle lane despite the car's presence. 17th September The second incident features the same Audi performing another reckless lane change a few days later. Like the first time, the car zooms in from the motorcyclist's right and dangerously tailgates the car in front of it. The motorcyclist shakes his head in disbelief as the driver quickly drifts into the middle lane. 18th September On the day of the crash, the Audi driver performs a series of reckless driving stunts a few hours before. At 1:05 p.m., the car is seen parked at the side of the road in front of a second vehicle after it had caused an accident.  A few minutes later, the driver performs a reckless lane change.   The car almost hits the other drivers on the road as it quickly swerves from left to right and back. Finally, at 5:19 p.m., the Audi performs another reckless lane change on the expressway as it zooms past a silver car in the right lane. The car suddenly switches into the middle lane, cutting in front of a large white bus before quickly switching back to the right. However, the A5 driver fails to notice that there is already a parked car in the right lane from an earlier accident. The driver causes a chain collision as he suddenly slows down, hitting the parked car in front of him and causing the silver car behind him to crash as well. Netizens' reactions Honestly, the Audi A5 driver got what he deserved. This just shows that no matter how great your car is, a reckless driver is never a safe driver.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Father and son almost get crushed by C-HR with p-plates

TL;DR – A parked C-HR with p-plates suddenly accelerates and almost mauls a father and son at an open-air carpark. Things would have gotten ugly if they had been one second slower.     There can be miracles While some of us might not be believers, a recent video uploaded on Roads.sg might change your mind. The incident occurred on 10th September 2021. Here’s the 35-second video: A one-second difference between life and death In an open-air carpark, location unknown, a father and his son casually walk past a cam car. If you observe the video, you’ll notice a black Toyota C-HR directly opposite the cam car slowly inching forward as the father and son enter the frame. The C-HR then suddenly accelerates and crashes into the cam car just as the lucky duo clears the danger. If it had been a second earlier, the father and son would have been caught in the collision. Let’s address the elephant in the room I’m sure everyone noticed the p-plates on the C-HR. Could it be because of the driver’s inexperience?   Or it could have been a case of the driver talking on his phone? He was wearing his wireless earphones. And, if so, why wasn't his handbrake up? Online Chatter But, by 2040, no more manual car already. If everyone drives like this in 2040, scary eh! I’m just glad that by some miracle, a family did not lose a father and a son to a negligent driver.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Should cyclists be allowed on the road?

The Year 2030  “2030” is a synonymous year for all matters environmental-related. If you have read my previous article, "2030 might be the end of the world for car enthusiasts and the sports cars they love”, you would be familiar with the Singapore Green Plan 2030 (SGP 2030). If you have not, feel free to read it: In addition to phasing out Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles and encouraging the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EV), the government is also promoting sustainable living by encouraging cycling as a mode of transport.    The government has set a target to triple cycling paths from 460km to 1,320km by 2030, hoping that this network would provide cyclists with a safe and comfortable journey within and between various towns in Singapore.    Cycling in Singapore  In recent years, the uptake of cycling as a leisure activity and a mode of transport has sharply increased. This is evident from the increased sighting of cycling enthusiasts, otherwise known as “Tour De Singapore” cyclists and food delivery riders alike.    Furthermore, the banning of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) on roads as of 3rd April 2020 has also incited users to switch to bicycles or Power-Assisted Bicycles (PABs), which also contributed to the increase of cyclists.  The Cyclist Segmentation  I learned something rather intriguing yet insightful — Not all cyclists are the same.    Yes, they are all cyclists on the road but their intention and behaviour are grossly different.   “Tour De Singapore” cyclists are those that cycle to maintain an active lifestyle, which can be for leisure purposes or as a mode of transport. More often than not, this segment of cyclists will be riding on their road bikes which can easily hit 20km/h or faster. Their key objective includes clocking in a certain distance during their session (Eg. 20km), completing an entire cycling route (Eg. SG round island route, Marina Bay Loop) or even hitting a personal best for their cycling speed.  Conversely, the key objective for food delivery riders is pretty straightforward — to complete their order in the fastest and most efficient way possible.   And lastly, the final segment of cyclists — Young Punks (YPs) and their fixed-gear bicycles. Frankly, I have no clue as to why they are even on the road. This group of cyclists definitely do not deserve to be on the road, as their bicycles do not even have brakes equipped. These YPs lack the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as helmets to make things worse.    Why Cycle On The Road?  From my understanding, there are two main but non-exhaustive reasons why cyclists prefer riding on the road:   Cycling on the road is smoother, as compared to cycling on pavements.   Certain bicycles, such as road bikes, are made to travel fast. Therefore, cycling on pavements or park connectors are unsuitable due to their speed limit restrictions of 10km/h and 25km/h, respectively.  The Black Sheep  They are everywhere. There is almost no escape from encountering these black sheep from the cycling community.    The list of black sheep curated on MyCarForum’s Blog category is sufficient to explain the point I am trying to bring across. Just take a look below:  Notice how all these incidents took place while the cyclist was riding on the road? MMMM...  If you wish to see more instances of black sheep from the cycling community, do a simple search in the search bar of MyCarForum (Refer below).  With the anonymous identity of these black sheep, there is almost no way they can be held accountable for committing traffic offences. The most that could happen to them is getting caught in the act by the police/LTA or being “trended” from online dashcam submissions of these black sheep. Otherwise, they will probably get off scot-free.    In most vehicle-cyclist accidents, the driver would be penalised regardless of who is at fault. However, there are certain occurrences (Refer below) where the errant cyclist is penalised for his wrongdoing.    Despite not being penalised, the driver remains the ultimate loser as the cost of repairing the damaged vehicle will remain borne by him. This frustration undoubtedly creates a sense of anguish and helplessness among drivers whenever a cyclist flouts traffic rules. “Praise is fleeting, but brickbats we recall”  Unfortunately for the cycling community, the presence of black sheep across the various segments has created a typical stereotype on cyclists regardless if they are responsible road users or not.    Sadly, the notorious reputation of cyclists is so deeply ingrained in the public’s perception that it may no longer be possible to remove that stereotypical notion.   For every kind act performed by a cyclist, there are always many others whose actions serve as a disservice to the cycling community. After all, it is in human nature that we remember the wrongs as compared to the rights.  According to the Road Traffic (Bicycles) Rules under the Road Traffic Act (Chapter 276, Section 140), cyclists should practice the following while riding on roads:  Ensure bicycles are equipped with working and functional brakes.   Wearing a suitable protective bicycle helmet securely while cycling.  Using hand signal to inform traffic of the cyclist’s intention (Eg. To stop, slow down, proceed left/right)   Travel in a single file at all times. Unless on a lane with two or more lanes (in the same direction), travelling abreast is allowed.    Cycle as near as possible to the left of the road.   Cycle in an orderly and safe manner and obey the flow of traffic.   If cycling during hours of darkness (7 pm – 7 am), your bicycle must be equipped with appropriate lighting at the front and rear.  In other words, unless the cyclist is an individual with traffic knowledge (driving/riding license) and can ADHERE STRICTLY to the Road Traffic (Bicycles) Rules under the Road Traffic Act (Chapter 276, Section 140), cyclists should be OFF our roads entirely.   If you are interested, feel free to read the online copy of the Road Traffic (Bicycles) Rules under the Road Traffic Act here: https://sso.agc.gov.sg/SL/RTA1961-R3#pr5-.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. 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thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Inexperienced Mazda 3 driver shows us why we die die must have car insurance

Another day, another joker on the road getting what he deserves for his reckless driving. What happened In the wee hours of the morning, a Mazda 3 driver is seen driving down Admiralty Road right beside a large garbage truck. Wanting to filter to his right, the car flashes its right indicator lights to signal its intention. This is when things start to go horribly wrong. Instead of letting the truck pass, the Mazda driver fails to check for safety and starts to drift to the right. The weird thing about his behaviour is that he actually slows down right in front of the large truck as his vehicle performs the lane change. As a result, the car ends up getting hit in the rear by the garbage truck and continues along the road for a while before coming to a stop. It is unclear if the Mazda driver had hit the brakes on purpose or by accident. Additionally, the fact that the Mazda kept going after getting hit could mean that the driver did not realise that he had been hit.  A great example of why all drivers die die must have insurance It is important to note that the Mazda 3 driver carries a P plate, which is a probationary license plate that should be put on display at the top-right portion of the front and back windscreens of new drivers. The plate can be taken down after a year of valid driving experience. As such, it is critical that all drivers, especially P-platers, have insurance in case of accidents like this. Annual premiums for car insurance typically start at $850, and the amount that you pay is determined by your age, your occupation, the amount of driving experience you have, your car model, and your claims history. For P platers and drivers below the age of 27, car premiums are through the roof as insurers deem these drivers to possess a higher level of risk of getting into accidents. Netizens' reactions P-platers, no matter the situation, there is no reason good enough to justify driving and switching lanes recklessly. Stay safe out there!     -------- Save up to $600 on your Car Insurance renewal and compare insurance quotes from 12 different insurers hassle-free. Get your free car insurance quote with sgCarMart today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Watch how this Honda Shuttle beat a red light, without actually beating one

What do you do when you are rushing for time (for whatever reason), and the odds are stacked against you? Watch how this Honda Shuttle "skips" a red light by taking a shortcut: What happened? This incident took place along Corporation Road, at the junction of Yung Sheng Road.  In the dashcam footage, a red Honda Shuttle is seen driving aggressively behind the cam car. Moments later, as the Honda Shuttle approaches the red traffic light, he slows down abruptly. And just when you think he is about to come to a complete stop... He decides to swerve to the nearby filter lane, perform an illegal U-Turn, and go to another filter lane to "skip" that red light (Intelligence +10).  Thinking out of the box Undoubtedly, this driver possesses quick thinking and decisive skills, which are used for the wrong reasons.  Like the one featured in the video, such manoeuvres should not be performed as they are purely reckless and hazardous to other road users.   Exploiting a loophole? According to Chapter 276, Section 112 Part IV No. 54 of the Road Traffic Act, crossing a single continuous white line is allowed only when the road ahead is clear.  Don't be mistaken, this is no loophole. What the driver doesn't realise is the fact that he did not obey traffic directions as indicated.  Although it is uncertain how many offences he committed, I am pretty sure he has committed at least 1 offence from the "skip traffic light" Jutsu. Netizens' comments Yup, from the looks of it I am sure this is not his first time.  Someone forgot about the 9th SAF core value - "Don't get caught" Judging by the way he drives, the sai sure at custom already. Well, what do you think of his actions? And what offence do you think he committed?      --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

'Tour de Singapore' takes up an entire lane on a two-lane road, preventing vehicles from overtaking

The conflict between motorists and cyclists never ends. Every time it happens, a dashcam video emerges on the internet for us to spectate the drama between them.  Here's one such video that occurred over the weekend. Where?  The incident occurred at Kranji dam, along Kranji Way, which is a two-lane road.  It seems as if Tour de Singapore is the favourite pastime of Singaporeans these days and it's commonplace to see big groups of cyclists on the road nowadays (as though the pandemic is already over). Road regulation reminder for cyclists  Cycling abreast is allowed, but only on roads with more than one lane in the same direction. Below is an example where cyclists are allowed to cycle abreast.   In this case, cycling abreast is prohibited since Kranji Way is a two-lane road going in opposite directions. Increasing the number of cyclists does not mean you can flout the regulations. Don't give me that 'strength in numbers' bull crap.  The Van Driver The van driver was obviously feeling a tad bit frustrated from the road hogging of the entire kampong of cyclists.  As such, he took matters into his own hands by crossing the double white lines to go against the traffic flow to dangerously overtake (but failed) the group of cyclists. That's three offences committed within quick succession of one another – The perfect formula to getting your license suspended or revoked.  Netizens' Comments Straight facts. They are undoubtedly the cause of the incident.  Maybe next time the cyclist should 'ownself check ownself' before posting the video online.  Unpopular opinion edition. I guess you could say that...     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Myth: Drivers will be penalised for knocking down cyclists even when they don't look out for traffic

Urban myth As drivers, we all have heard of the myth that the police will always penalise the driver for knocking down a cyclist (or pedestrians too) - even if they don't look out for traffic.  It's common beliefs like this that make drivers extremely anxious when they encounter run-ins with cyclists. However, one fellow driver proved this belief wrong as he shared his experience after getting in an accident with a cyclist. According to the Facebook post by Jacky Ang, he was driving out of a carpark in Ang Mo Kio in July when a cyclist appeared unexpectedly. Not wanting to hit the cyclist, Mr Ang stepped on his brakes. After seeing the cyclist fall in front of his vehicle, he stepped out of his car and offered to help. The day after The day after this incident, Mr Ang said that he had contacted the cyclist and offered to send him to the clinic for his injuries. However, the cyclist rejected his offer. A few days later, the cyclist sent Mr Ang a message wanting to claim his car insurance for his medical bills. Luckily for him, Mr Ang had already made a police report on the day of the accident. In the end After conducting initial investigations, the Singapore Traffic Police told Mr Ang that they will be charging the cyclist for failing to stop and look out for oncoming traffic. Relieved, Mr Ang posted about his experience online, encouraging other drivers to not be afraid of placing a police report for road incidents. Netizens’ reactions Mr Ang's post quickly went viral with netizens, who took to the comments to share about their own experiences as well.  Drivers (and cyclists) can learn a valuable lesson from Mr Ang's experience - Do not be afraid of lodging a police report if you ever find yourself in a similar situation.     -------- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Is it a coincidence that this truck and motorcyclist accident is identical to the one in Malaysia?

Does this truck driver even have a proper license? There seems to be a high influx of road accidents recently, with a majority of victims being motorcyclists. In this baffling video, a motorcyclist appears to properly form up after noticing the stationary camcar at a traffic junction. Riding in front of a large truck, the biker starts to slow down. To his dismay, the truck behind him fails to brake in time and continues travelling at a high speed. This leads to a series of unfortunate events as the truck hits the motorcyclist, flinging him off his bike before crashing into the stationary camcar.  Luckily, the rider manages to avoid his death after the impact as he immediately stands up and throws his hands in a "WTF?" manner.  The biker then walks to the front of the road, where the truck supposedly should be. Upon witnessing this shocking accident, other drivers got out of their vehicles to help the motorcyclist and his bike.  Truck had a trade plate The video description states that the truck carries a trade plate, which is a temporary number plate for unlicensed vehicles. It is a possibility that the vehicle could be new and have yet to be registered or it's just being brought for testing on the road. An eerily similar incident in Malaysia Many were quick to point out that this accident was eerily similar to one that happened a few days ago in Malaysia.  Just like the motorcyclist accident, a tipper truck was unable to stop as it approached a junction filled with stationary vehicles. As a result, a yellow taxi in front of the truck was completely crushed and several other cars were pushed off the road in a serious chain collision. Netizens' reactions Is this just a mere coincidence or is there something more to both of these accidents?     -------- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

2030 might be the end of the world for car enthusiasts and the sports cars they love

JDM, Euro and Exotic sports cars    For the uninitiated, sports cars consist of 3 main categories: JDM, Euro, and Exotic. These sports cars come in a bunch of varying specifications. Let me give you some examples.     The Renault Megane RS is a 4-cylinder turbocharged, manual, front-wheel-drive Euro sports car.    Likewise, the Mclaren 720S is a V8 twin-turbocharged, automatic, rear-wheel-drive exotic sports car.    Last but not least, we have the iconic JDM street-legal rally car – The Subaru Impreza WRX, a 4-cylinder turbocharged, all-wheel-drive sports car that is available in both the manual and automatic transmission.    The list goes on and on, but you get my intention, don’t you? With dozens of offerings for sports cars of varying specifications, there is always an ideal sports car for you, no matter the specifications you require and whether you can afford it.    Why 2030?    Unless you have been living under a rock, you would have encountered the Electric Vehicle (EV) craze surrounding us lately.     According to the SG Green Plan 2030 (SGP 2030) announced during Budget 2021, we will be looking at significant changes to the status quo. Nope, I am not talking about the rise in petrol duty rates. I am referring to the phasing out of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles by 2040, driven by these three aspects of the SGP 2030:    Cessation of new diesel cars and taxi registrations from 2025    Requirement of newly registered cars to be of cleaner-energy models from 2030; and    All vehicles to run on cleaner energy by 2040 What does it mean for us?    The SGP 2030, coupled with our beloved COE system, is the perfect formula for phasing out ICE cars in Singapore.     Unfortunately, this will spell the demise of JDM, Euro and Exotic sports cars alike. From 2030 onwards, the supply of ICE sports cars will be what we currently have in the market. As such, does this mean that the low supply of ICE sports cars drives its market value up? If you wish to drive your dream Nissan GTR, BMW M4 or Lamborghini Aventador in the future, you better pray hard that its current owner renews its COE. Then again, it would be best to consider the maintenance and upkeep cost required for these ageing cars before purchasing them in the future. Similarly, manual transmission cars will be phased out eventually. Here's why. EVs have an electric motor in place of an ICE vehicle’s “engine” by using a single-speed transmission that regulates their electric motor. Except for the Porsche Taycan, which uses a Two-Speed gearbox. As such, EVs come only in automatic transmissions, and the phasing out of existing manual transmission ICE cars means the demise of manual transmission cars.    Electric Sports Cars    Yes, they are insanely fast. Yes, it produces instantaneous torque. But can we consider them as true-blue sports cars? Aside from the speed and torque, car enthusiasts also seek the pleasure of high engine revs, the burbling exhaust sound and, most importantly, the liberty to modify various car performance components – None of which an electric sports car is capable of fulfilling. Furthermore, the single-speed transmission that regulates its electric motor seems like a bore that takes the fun out of driving compared to manual gear shifts or the quick gear shifting of DCT transmissions.  For those Gen Y & Z car enthusiasts out there, I will do one for you. — Here’s a plea to those of you that currently own any sports car; please renew your COE so that the future generations of car enthusiasts will have a chance to own the car of our (childhood) dream someday. Last Thoughts The golden question here is, will a manual (class 3) license still be relevant in the near future? If it is irrelevant and deemed obsolete, this will remove any segregation between the community’s existing “Class 3 vs 3A” mentality.  If you are unaware of the "Class 3 vs 3A" commotion, read the article below:     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Note to all drivers - you should expect more blind spots if you drive with the hood up

Not too sure what's the context of the video below but it's been circulating in car groups and WhatsApp chats since this morning. Asking for it In this short 20-second clip, a wrecked car with a popped-up bonnet ran headfirst into the rear of a stationary Honda Civic.  According to online sources, this incident occurred at Midview City.  Considering the number of repair shops located there, online chatter suggests that a workshop personnel was behind the wheel of that wrecked vehicle. Moments of convenience, hundreds (or thousands) of dollars in claims The real question here - Is it even legal to drive this wrecked car around at all? Although it may be a short distance to a nearby workshop within Midview City's compound, the car's condition suggests that it would have been unwise to drive it. Given its current state, it should be towed to the workshop directly. See lah, kay kiang drive this damaged car around, now kena accident.  Some people might say that the Honda Civic should have parked his car at a proper parking lot instead of alongside the road.  However, it may be ridiculous to attribute any fault to the Honda Civic for this silly accident.  Regardless, I hope the Honda Civic's owner can claim for the damages.  Netizens' comments Was it worth it tho?😪 HA HA HA. Don't anyhow bring in cyclists, it is a sensitive topic. There's not even a single bicycle in sight. All the best to the Civic driver. I hope the dashcam footage serves you well.      --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Your Class 3 driving license doesn’t mean you’re a better driver than a Class 3A

There goes a saying that “Real men drive with 3 pedals./Real men drive manual cars.”, and even though that’s not the case, most male (and female) drivers have certainly had that thought at the back of their mind when it comes to taking their license. According to the 2020 Annual Traffic Statistics, out of the 3 million citizens holding a Qualified Driving License (QDL), 1.7 million (56.9%) individuals have a Class 3 license while only 200 thousand (6.58%) individuals have a Class 3A license. While it was a no-brainer for me to take Class 3A for my driving license, my dad met my decision with a disapproving sigh before simply stating that having a Class 3 license is “simply the better option”. Most of my male (and female) relatives and friends were quick to comment on the convenience of having a manual license. “It’s better because you can drive both manual and automatic cars on the road,” my dad would often say, “and it makes you a better driver.”. Having a manual license isn't all that useful. . .    Oddly enough, that sentence stuck with me throughout my teenage years – “Manual drivers are better drivers”. I wasn’t sure if I believed it wholeheartedly, to be honest. After all, my father (a manual driver) had also gotten his fair share of traffic accidents. Because of their incessant repetition of this traditional mindset, I opted to try for a manual license, only for me to realise that there isn’t a real need for me to learn how to drive with a clutch. . . . here's why: Most cars run on automatic transmission nowadays, and unless I’m intending to get a van or a sports car (that I can't afford), learning how to drive with three pedals was virtually useless. Besides the type of vehicles that one could drive with a manual license, I don’t see it as any different than having an automatic driving license. The only thing that separates these two is pride – pride in the ability to manoeuvre a transmission that is slowly going out of style. As someone who has grown up around manual drivers, I am here to tell you that having a manual license does not make you a better driver. So long as you don’t do stupid things and drive safely, you’re already 100 times better than the idiots listed below.     -------- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

You know you have it made in life when you can use a BMW Z4 to house your potted plants

This is probably one of the most luxuriously decorated bus stops in Singapore. The video showcases a bus stop decorated with potted plants, statues of white elephants and, get this, a yellow BMW Z4 Roadster. Yep, you read that right – a yellow BMW Z4 Roadster just sitting there as part of the decor. I don’t even know where to begin. Whose car does this belong to? Why is it just sitting there? Does LTA know about this? How did the owner come about with this idea? Where exactly is this BMW located? Sitting at 3 Chin Bee Avenue, the yellow car decoration is thought to belong to the company P’art 1 Design. According to the company’s social media pages, it is responsible for providing display lights for different festivals and events throughout Singapore. This includes the Hari Raya light display at Geylang Serai, the Deepavali light display at Little India and Christmas displays for malls. While this Google Street view screengrab did not feature the BMW (as it is taken in July 2020), the white elephant statues indicate that this is the exact location that is featured on the viral video. Netizens’ reactions Honestly, as long as it’s legally okay for the owner to place his vehicle there, I don’t see the harm in using this car as décor. It's obvious that it's not in use anymore and it certainly brings more vibrance and life to the area by being a cool statement piece.      -------- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

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