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Car owner explodes at valet driver and terminates his services mid-trip for beating the red light

TL;DR – A valet service turns sour for a car owner as her valet driver beats a set of red lights, and she loses all cool when he tries to attempt to do it a second time. Turn up your audio for this one.   Adulting After having a couple of drinks, if you drove to your destination, the responsible adult thing to do would be to call a valet service to pick you up and drive you home. Which is what this car owner did. But I would say her experience with the valet service was less than satisfactory and borderline horrific. The video Watch the 1min 16second video to understand what I mean. Red light 1 In the early seconds of the video, you’ll notice that the car beats a set of red lights. If the light had just turned from amber to red, I would have given the driver the benefit of the doubt. However, it’s evident that there was more than enough time to stop, but he didn’t. Even the owner of the car could sense something was going awry. Red light 2 Now I’m going to try and translate the conversation (to the best of my ability) for the non-mandarin speaking readers when the valet driver tries to beat the second set of red lights. We then hear the owner slam the door as she gets out to head over to the driver’s seat (presumably). Here’s the original post by the owner of the car which has gone viral. Online chatter I would not like to be on the receiving end of that shelling.     -------- 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

Biker whacks side mirror of innocent Mazda 6 like an angry cat

With a torrential rainstorm hitting Singapore yesterday, drivers experienced high tensions as they braved the rain during the morning peak hours. One driver, however, was not so lucky and did not escape the wrath of a motorcyclist. As the first few seconds of this video rolled by, I was already irritated by the sight of the slow-moving vehicles crawling their way through the underpass along Farrer Road.  However, when the motorcyclist lined himself beside the Mazda just before entering the underpass, I knew something interesting was going to happen. As the motorcyclist unsuccessfully attempted to lane-split, he found himself stuck behind the black Mazda 6 throughout the entire underpass. Presumably annoyed that the congested roads did not open for him, the motorcyclist crept close to the Mazda to squeeze through the tiny gaps in between the lanes.  Unable to get his way, the angry biker zoomed past the car once the roads were clearing up and expressed his emotions with an angry whack to the Mazda 6's side mirror. Very much like this angry cat here. What is lane-splitting? Just in case you were lost earlier when I mentioned it. Defined as 'riding a bicycle or motorcycle between roadway lanes of vehicles driving in the same direction', it is common for motorcyclists to perform lane splitting in slow-moving traffic. The main argument for this act is because lane-splitting prevents motorcycles from overheating. When a running motorcycle is at a standstill or edging forward for an extended period, the vehicle heats up quickly. Hence, riders must keep moving, even in congested traffic. However, lane-splitting is incredibly inconsiderate to other road users. Although it is tolerated by traffic laws when done safely, it puts the motorcyclist at a higher risk of getting crushed by a larger vehicle. Unless there is adequate space in between lanes, riders should avoid lane-splitting at all costs.  Instead, the best way to manoeuvre through congested roads would be to practice care and anticipation. Better to stay safe than sorry! Netizens' reactions Some say the Mazda 6 driver is being a dick and others say the motorcyclist cb. What do you think? I think the Mazda 6 driver is pretty innocent tbh.     -------- 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

Empty lots everywhere, but this LalaMove driver decides to hit a parked car while reverse parking

Back to the age-old question - Is it easier to park with or without cars around you?  In the forum discussion above, many said that it is easier to park with cars around you.  Well, I would think otherwise. Watch this clip and find out why: This incident happened at an open-air carpark, located at 877 Tampines Street 84.  What happened? The Lalamove driver, who was driving a Renault SUV, was caught on cam reversing into a PARKED AND STATIONARY Perodua.  Oh wells. I am guessing the Lalamove driver held onto the notion that parking with cars around you will be easier. After realising he hit the Perodua, the Lalamove driver did not bother to even alight and check on the damage to both cars. Instead, he scooted away and parked at a nearby lot.  How did it happen? Honestly, I don't know how an incident like this can even happen. I mean, almost every modern car these days comes equipped with parking sensors and a reverse camera. I am assuming that the Lalamove driver: (1) was using his mobile phone while reversing, or (2) did not bother to check his side mirrors while reversing. It is almost impossible to commit a hit and run in this day and age, especially with every vehicle armed with a dashcam - You will be caught, and the police will find you.  Netizens' comments Maybe HDB has to start installing poles, similar to those in driving schools. What a shame. Same. I was looking intently as he attempted to park the 2nd time.  Exactly my point. Got so many types of cameras - Dashcam, HDB CCTVs, LTA CCTVs and Police surveillance cameras. How to siam all of them? Update: Both parties have privately settled this incident among themselves. --- 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

Toyota Hiace drives against traffic on Changi Road as cool as a cucumber

Today, we have a Toyota Hiace driver that might have allowed water to seep inside his brain while driving in the rain. He drives against traffic flow along Changi Road towards the city and cuts across three lanes to turn into Siglap Ave. The best part is, he's driving calmly as if he's doing nothing wrong when in actual fact, he's scaring everybody As a driver myself, Singapore roads are extremely easy to navigate. I admit that I've driven against traffic before albeit in a carpark but never on a main road. Anyways, I digress. Here's the video. Where is this place? Gungho right? This is where the incident happend, courtesy of Google Maps. Maybe he made a wrong turn after pumping petrol at ESSO? For the folks here, when driving, please watch out for "unusual vehicle" and don't assume that everyone follows road regulations. Do not hesitate to alert them of their wrongdoings to prevent somebody from getting hurt.

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

Even a chicken with a bird brain can adhere to traffic rules. Some people need to wake up their idea.

Looks like there’s a new kind of pedestrian on the streets of Singapore. Why did the chicken cross the road? I never understood that joke.  Partially because there’s hardly any free-roaming chickens in most districts and because I have never actually seen a chicken cross a road until today. The chicken looked confused by the environment as it went back and forth on the first half of the road. However, it seemed to realise that it wasn’t safe to be on the road as it dashed across at lightning speed to the pavement on the other end. Games have been made I get why ‘Crossy Road’ features a chicken in its game now. Are you smarter than a chicken? If a chicken can wait for the green man to cross the road, why can't we? There has been a rise in local cases of drivers hitting jaywalkers in Singapore – all because they were too impatient to wait for the green man. The most recent high-profile case involved a jaywalking man somersaulting in the air after getting hit by a van in Sengkang in May this year. Luckily for him, he was brought to Khoo Teck Puat hospital immediately and managed to survive while sustaining several injuries. Another recent case was featured on MCF and it involved two jaywalking uncles shuffling across the road when the red man was on. As the yellow cab zoomed past the crossing, it brushed past both jaywalkers which gave the driver an unnecessary scare. According to the Singapore Police Force, elderly pedestrians account for more than 80% of fatal road accidents in 2020, with half of these accidents involving jaywalking. Netizens’ reactions Looks like we all have a lot to learn from this chicken.      --- 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

Buying a Tesla is not worth the money. Or is it?

Ever since its first showroom launch in Singapore, Tesla has received a lot of attention and hype from local drivers. Located at One Assembly in Raffles City, the sparkling mini-showroom proudly features two units of what Elon Musk calls an “affordable” electric car – the Model 3 sedan. Intending to bring clean energy solutions to individuals globally, the high-profile American brand has raised the standard through its vehicles and proved that one could achieve a powerful and fast car without fossil fuels. Tesla drivers not only save money overall but save the earth as well. With the government intending to switch to an all-electric vehicle Singapore by 2040, the American brand’s local release came at just the right time. However, the main question still stands – is buying a Tesla worth it?   Are Teslas too expensive? According to Tesla’s sales portal, the Standard Range Plus Model 3 will cost $113,245* while the Model 3 Performance will go for $155,283*. Images were taken from Tesla Both prices do not include the cost of additional features and interior/exterior options, as well as COE, which means you could pay an additional $50,000 - $60,000. With the additional features, expect to pay about $173,245* for the Standard Range Plus Model 3 and $215,283* for the Model 3 Performance. For those prices, you can undoubtedly purchase something similar or more luxurious like the Renault Zoe Electric ($159,999*) or the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Luxury ($190,888*) and the Audi A4 ($188,016*). Although, it is worth noting that the Model 3's performance figures (0 - 100 km/h in 5.6s) obliterate every other car in its price bracket, making it an especially good deal. Audi A4 40 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Luxury Audi A4 45 Tesla Model 3 Images were taken from The Car Guide The Model 3 enjoys the EV Early Adopter Incentive (EEAI), which includes a 45% rebate of the ARF, capped at $20,000, and an additional reimbursement of $45,000. This rebate is the highest for any car in Singapore and its attractive discounts make drivers eager to own a piece of Elon Musk’s technology.  * All prices were taken from Tesla and sgCarMart Will there be charging problems for HDB owners? After its soft launch in July, Tesla has set up three charging points on the ninth floor in Orchard Central carpark. While private estate owners can opt to install a home charger with the help of Tesla Certified Installers, consumers living in HDB estates cannot enjoy the same luxury. Given that most Singaporeans live in HDB apartments, does this mean that prospective owners are only limited to these three stations? Even though there is a limited number of Tesla V3 Superchargers in Singapore, the Model 3 is compatible with Type 2 AC and CCS2 DC fast-charging stations. This allows drivers living in HDB estates to charge their cars at various third-party charging stations by SP Group, Shell-Greenlots and BlueSG. Image was taken from Shell Greenlots If you’re afraid that there won’t be enough places to charge your vehicle, there is a wide variety of different charging stations powered by various companies across Singapore. With BlueSG having more than 1,000 points across the island, it is safe to say that finding a charging station for your shiny new Tesla will be the least of your worries. Is the cost of maintenance high? Contrary to widely held belief, the cost of maintaining a Model 3 is much more affordable than one thinks. Since Teslas are fully electric, many standard maintenance items do not apply. These include brake jobs, oil and filter changes, accessory belt replacements, engine air filter and fuel filter changes. Image was taken from AsiaOne The recommended routine maintenance includes tire rotation, brake fluid replacement, cabin air filter replacement, windscreen wipers replacement and air-conditioner servicing every two years. Overall, the cost of maintaining a Tesla is cheaper than fuel vehicles in the market. Is a Tesla still worth it? There are still a select few who believe that going electric brings more harm than good. While concerns regarding the cost of a Tesla are still circulating amongst the local driving community, the company has significant plans to expand its offerings and make its luxury sedans more affordable. Coupled with the extensive number of rebates from the government, drivers might find themselves owning a piece of extraordinary technology without paying excessively. At the end of the day, the benefit of owning a Tesla outweighs its cons. Sure, it is a lot of money to invest in a vehicle, but you can’t put a price tag on saving the environment.     --- 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

Honda Stream cuts through traffic on PIE like a slippery ‘Orang Minyak’

TL;DR – Video footage of a Honda Stream cutting through tight pocket of spaces on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) makes one think of a particular Malay supernatural character.   What is an Orang Minyak? For the benefit of people who are not familiar with the term, the direct translation for ‘Orang Minyak’ is ‘Oily man.’ Image by Deviant Art It is a supernatural being with a strong coat of oil/grease that can slip through any cracks or holes in your home. Back to the Honda Stream Like the Orang Minyak, the Honda stream in this minute-long video slips through small pockets of space between cars like butter. Here’s the video:   Hold up, can an MPV do that? Well, the classification of the Honda Stream is technically a COMPACT MPV, but that doesn’t mean it’s small. Image by sgCarMart.com The only reason it could manage such a feat - The other motorists let it. At this moment here. And here. If the cam car or the car in front had decided to f#$% around with the Honda Stream, they could have accelerated, and the Stream would have hit them for a nice insurance pay out. Online Chatter There could be another story here. But imagine if the driver had hit other motorists. Wouldn't the emergency have escalated into an enormous $hit show??     --- 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

Even a python enjoys the large boot space of a Honda Shuttle

Upon hearing "wrap", people usually associate it with vinyl wrapping which is pretty common these days.  Wrapping not only protects the paintwork but also allows the revamping of the vehicle's appearance.  However, the "wrap" on this Honda Shuttle is not what we expect it to be... Watch this 13-seconds video to find out what is "wrapped" on this Honda Shuttle's rooftop: What happened? In this bizarre occurrence, a reticulated python (One of Singapore's most common snake types) is spotted on the roof of a slow-moving Honda Shuttle.  You can see the driver's concerned look upon realising that he had somehow attracted a group of passersby, who were filming him for god knows why. The short clip ends with the Honda Ssssshuttle driver still unaware of the situation and driving off with the python still on its roof.  What a snakey (sneaky) python!! Filming isn't the utmost priority Yes yes, I know. If filming was not the priority, I wouldn't even have a blog post to publish at all. Well, I may be no expert, but the logical action from those passersby should be to alert and stop the driver.  Otherwise, the python might fall off and end up as roadkill. Or worse, it may fall onto the road and subsequently cause motorists to swerve away from it. Netizens' comments What a pity that whipping out your smartphone to film is the first priority during such situations. Tell me about it. I bet he was thinking "Ji pai siao liao", which translates to "this time siao/crazy already".  Why you gotta be so savage? Public Service Announcement 1. Wildlife encounter: If you encounter wildlife, the general rule of thumb is to leave it as it is.  However, in the snakey situation that the Honda Shuttle driver encountered, do not hit, move or attempt to handle the snake on your own. Instead, call ACRES wildlife rescue 24-hour hotline at 9783 7782. 2. Accident with wildlife: Stop, report the incident to the relevant authorities and provide reasonable assistance at the scene of the accident. If you hit the animal, which results in an injury/death, call the Land Transport Authority at 1800 2255 582, or the Traffic Police at 6547 0000. If other motorists are not obstructed, with the animal still alive and injured, call ACRES at 9783 7782, Animal & Veterinary Service at 1800 4761 600 or SPCA at 6287 5355. Else, if the animal is already dead and requires removal, call NEA at 1800 2255 632. Remember: If you do not stop, provide your particulars or reasonable assistance at the incident scene, you can be fined up to $3,000 or jailed up to 1 year, or both.   --- 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

Uncle angrily rips out windshield wiper of a vehicle that makes life difficult for him

Road rage incidents in Singapore has hit a new low with this uncle and angrily ripping off the windshield wiper of the vehicle that impeded his van from exiting a parallel parking lot with ease. I don’t know about you but there is something about the way that this uncle expresses his anger that makes me chuckle. The way that he rips off a windshield wiper before attempting to leave in his van is super comedic and entertaining. By looking at the footage, it seems that the cam car might have trapped his van in the parallel parking lot. However, after the uncle goals all "HULK SMASH" on the wiper, the van managed to leave the lot albeit after a 1001-point turn. Netizens’ reactions Honestly, all this unnecessary drama might earn the uncle a kopi session with the TP. Nervous much?

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Watch how a road rage incident turns violent and requires the police to step in

Sad to say, road rage is a pretty common occurrence in Singapore, which takes on many forms such as tailgating, shouting or angry honking. Watch this road rage incident that involved two men exchanging fists here: (Disclaimer: Lots of shouting and vulgarities, so adjust your volume accordingly, if required) This incident allegedly occurred along Edgedale Plains, involving the drivers of the camcar and the Audi Q7.  Exchanging of fists It is unknown what exactly took place that led to the altercation between both drivers. Both men started exchanging fists within the first 10 seconds of the video, with countless vulgarities spewed. Police had to intervene to stop the altercation from escalating. Despite returning to the car, the camcar driver's significant other continued to taunt the Q7 driver by shouting rudely and making vulgar hand signs at him.  The video ends shortly after, with the same lady shouting xenophobic remarks at the Q7 driver.  Vulgarity count Here's a tally of the number of vulgarities used in the video: B*st@#d - 9 CB -9 F@#ker - 11 LJ - 1 Netizens' comments Imagine the number of times I had to watch this video to write this blog post... The number of offences committed in this video is too damn high! The gif below sums up my thoughts:   I laughed my ass off at this comment. And somehow I read this comment in David Attenborough's voice. P.S. Please lah guys, next time just avoid such altercations. The world is already stressful as it is, especially with the pandemic around😩 Update: Both men are currently assisting with police investigations into a case of affray.    --- 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

A flash followed by an explosion of brick and fire at MSCP entrance caught on camera

An untimely explosion in a Bukit Batok HDB estate leaves a driver thanking the heavens for his life.  Just as the driver is about to turn into the estate's MSCP, he witnesses a mysterious flash in the sky.  Seconds later, the service road in front of him blows up in an explosion that could lead to some pretty severe injuries. Thankfully, he slows down before entering the carpark due to the heavy weather conditions, which results in him avoiding the explosion seconds before it happens.  Honestly, how lucky can one be to avoid something like this?  Possible scenarios While we don't know the specifics, here are some possible scenarios. The most likely explanation for the cause of this explosion would be a lightning strike. While it is rare to witness a lightning strike in Singapore, the reality is that it's not impossible. Today, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS)'s lightning alert map indicates heavy thunderstorms around the Bukit Batok area, with lightning alerts every half an hour. Another possibility would be that something could have fallen into the drain, which ignited a mini-explosion. It's not impossible, but many factors would have to be in place for this to occur.  The last possibility could be that the constant weather changes might have led to the blow-up. Heavy rainfall causes the entrapment of excess water under the surface of pavements and roads, which would boil when the weather suddenly begins to heat up. This phenomenon is known as 'thermal expansion, and it frequently occurs in areas with hot days and heavy rains. However, this is not likely to be the case because the explosion happened while it was still raining heavily.   Netizens' reactions Nevertheless, I hope that the driver is alright and did not suffer any injuries aside from getting the scare of his life. 😅 --- 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

Torrential rain causes flash flood in the East, sucks to be you if you're not WFH

With the relaxing of safe distancing measures kicking in on 19 Aug, 50% of WFH employees are allowed to return to the office.  If you are one of those who are still under the WFH arrangement, you would have woken up to a nice cool morning, which is perfect for sleeping in working from home.  If you had to go back to the office, well, it sucks to be you. Especially if you live in the East. Why? What started as heavy rain in the wee hours of the morning gradually turned into a flash flood for Singaporeans living in the East. If you missed what happened, watch these videos taken from various perspectives:    The flash flood occurred just after Tampines Expressway (TPE) Exit 5, at the junction of Tampines Ave 10 and Pasir Ris Ave 12.  What happened? The heavy rain resulted in PUB disseminating numerous flood risk alerts for various locations across the island throughout the morning of 20th August. Here's a video to give you an idea of the intensity and volume of water from today's heavy rain: The flash flood caused a total of 13 vehicles to be partially submerged. As a result of the rising water level, these vehicles could not move due to the excessive water that entered the engine bay.  NGL, but I am afraid these vehicles will never be the same again.    Aftermath A total of 25 people self-evacuated their vehicles before SCDF officers arrived on the scene, while SCDF officers evacuated 5 other people.  The SCDF also conveyed 1 person to Changi General Hospital due to a leg injury.  We wish the injured party a speedy recovery!! Netizens' comments Even if the EV won't sot, I also sot from its repair cost.
Any SUV owners want to ascertain this? Hahahaha buy already, you dare to bring out and kayak during a flash flood?   Driving tip: If you aren't aware of what to do during a flood, don't worry we got you covered. Read our article here.   --- 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

Mazda 3 driver fails to stop at stop line and pretends to be Singapore’s most courteous driver

TL;DR – Mazda 3 driver exits a carpark, does not stop at the stop line and almost collides with cam car. The driver then proceeds to wave his hands to “give way” to the cam car. Whut?   This incident happened on the 17th of August 2021, Tuesday @ 11.15pm A Mazda 3 driver exiting the Sengkang General Hospital carpark failed to stop at the stop line which almost led to a collision with the cam car that was travelling on the road perpendicular to the Mazda 3. While incidents like this are commonplace, what happens next is what makes this story interesting. Here’s the 51-second video   YaYa Papaya You’ll notice that the Mazda 3 driver makes some hand gesture of sorts initially. If it’s unclear, don’t worry, it gets better. He then winds down his window and you’d think that the Mazda 3 driver would apologise and carry on with life. But nope! He waves his hand to ‘allow’ the cam car to move! Eh hello?! You were in the wrong, and now you’re acting all high-and-mighty ff? Online Chatter A lot of unnecessary problems if you ask 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!

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Black Toyota fishtails on a right-hand bend along the SLE toward TPE

After exiting a tunnel with a right-hand bend, a black Toyota mysteriously starts skidding along the SLE towards the TPE expressway.  From the footage, it appears that the Toyota driver had plans to filter towards the left. 
However, the driver suddenly steers right, which led to it having a 'Tokyo Drift' moment before crashing into the road barrier.  What is a fishtail skid?  A fishtail skid - or fishtailing - occurs when the rear tires of a car lose traction on the road, which causes the vehicle to slide. While fishtailing is common on icy and snowy roads, it can occur in heavy rain when the streets flood. Drivers who drive too fast in less than optimal road conditions can experience skidding easily, which is a cause for concern with the past few rainy days. Possible scenarios  The caption of the video has no mention of the leading cause of the accident, but there are a few possible scenarios. Firstly, the driver could have been driving faster than usual as he entered the bend. Paired with the wet and slippery road conditions due to the recent rain, this could explain why he was unable to regain control of the vehicle as it skidded.   Secondly, the car could have worn-out tires, which makes it difficult to get a good grip on the road's surface. This, paired with the slippery roads and a high-enough speed, would result in the vehicle being thrown off balance as it swerves to the right.  Lastly, the driver could have got a shock when he saw the stationary white vehicle appear around the bend. Throughout the entire video, the white vehicle remains on the road shoulder at the exit of the tunnel, which was a little weird.  However, after rewatching it a few times, I also noticed a stationary motorcycle a few metres behind the white vehicle inside the tunnel. Could these two vehicles be connected somehow? 
Netizens' reactions TBH, I can only attribute this incident as a result of unfortunate circumstances and bad timing. --- 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

Clueless Subaru Forester driver knocks down e-bike while exiting roundabout on the wrong lane

Trust me when I say this - roundabouts are one of those places that you will frequently encounter either a clueless, confused or reckless driver. I've had my fair share of experience with these types of drivers at the roundabout located along Tuas Road.  This video is a prime example of a problematic driver at a roundabout: This accident happened along the roundabout at Suntec City.  What happened? In the video, a Subaru Forester is seen travelling on lane 2 of the roundabout, with an e-bike and a Kia Cerato right next to him on lane 1. All seemed well until this noob Forester driver turned on his blinkers at the last minute and made an abrupt lane change to exit the roundabout from lane 2. As a result, the e-bike rider was knocked down by the Forester driver.  Yes, I am pretty sure the Forester driver did not check his blind spot while performing this last-minute manoeuvre. Netizens' comments This is the sad truth - "Many people are still clueless about how to drive in a roundabout". Couldn't agree more.  Hello, did you remember to eat your medication???  For those people that share similar sentiments to this fella, do read the PSA below.  Public Service Announcement For those who are clueless about using a roundabout, say no more - I've got your back.    --- 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

Dump truck fails to keep in lane and causes a Toyota Corolla to crash

A dump (or dumb) truck travelling on the expressway veers off its lane and ends up clipping a black Toyota Corolla, causing it to lose control and crash. This incident occurred last Friday (Aug 13). In the video, we see a huge yellow truck travelling on the SLE expressway while a black Toyota Corolla is travelling on the left of the truck. As both vehicles enter a bend, the dump truck veers out of its lane to keep left, only for it to end up hitting the side of the Black Corolla. It appears that the Corolla might have been in the truck driver's blind spot, which would explain the heavy vehicle's sudden movement to the left despite the car's presence.  The car then swerves to the left, hitting the road barrier, before swerving back onto its own lane.  Upon impact with the Toyota Corolla, the truck kept to its right as it follows the black vehicle to a clear spot ahead. Netizens' reactions While most drivers know that it is dangerous to linger or slow down when you're driving in someone's blind spot, the black Toyota Corolla could not speed up due to the lorries in front of it (and the fact that it is entering a bend as well). However, an incident like this is completely avoidable if the truck driver pays more attention to his blind spots while driving and not assume that the road beside him is clear when it isn't.   --- 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

Why did this Hiace driver jam on the brakes right before the ERP gantry?

No one likes to pay for Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges, and sometimes it's funny to see how a simple system that helps regulate traffic flow has the potential to cause so much frustration for people like this Hiace driver. Watch the video here:  This incident occurred at ERP 42 on the slip road from the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) to the Central Expressway (CTE). What happened? As the cam car approaches the slip road towards an ERP gantry, a Toyota Hiace can be seen hitting his brakes abruptly before coming to a halt just before the gantry.  This dangerous action from the Hiace driver caused the cam car to react with an emergency brake as well.  Shortly after, the Hiace driver turns on his hazard light. The cam car proceeds to overtake the Hiace and carry on with his journey, only for the Hiace driver to drive off.   Possibilities At first glance, it seems as though the Hiace driver was attempting to avoid ERP payment by waiting for the ERP timer to end.  However, a closer look at the ERP timing disregards the initial intent of the Hiace driver's action. Instead, it is highly likely that the Hiace driver either forgot to insert his stored-value card, or he was swapping an insufficient stored-value card with one that has sufficient value into his IU. Nevertheless, actions like this should not be condoned.  Just pay the $10 fine or "administrative fee" and take it as a lesson learnt.  Netizens' comments Modern problems require modern solutions 😎 Do or die, Hiace driver gonna get slapped with a fine.  Hold up...This man has got a valid point right here.   --- 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

The Volkswagen Golf: A winning formula – improved

Not many cars can claim a history that spans eight generations, but the Volkswagen Golf has done just that. We look at just what makes the Golf the quintessential hatchback, and how this winning formula has been improved with its latest iteration. Ever since the first Volkswagen Golfs rolled off the production line in 1974, the hatchbacks have always managed to win the hearts of families all around the world, offering an unbeatable combination of high value and practicality which has been slowly improved upon over the years and proven so popular the model name has survived to this present day. And with the first shipment of Golfs here in Singapore already sold out, this latest model already looks set to continue on the success of its predecessors. We look at how Volkswagen has once again improved on the Golf’s winning formula, and why it continues to be so popular here. As practical as ever, despite the sleeker look With the current eighth generation Golf, Volkswagen has improved on the exterior design of the new Golf, giving it a sleeker and visually lowered design. However, that has not compromised on the Golf’s long-standing reputation for being a practical hatchback. The new model leaves shoulder and headroom unchanged for all passengers, making it still the practical hatch for anyone or any occasion. And should those passengers need to ferry extra luggage, a 380-litre sized boot stands at the ready, expanding to a generous 1,237-litres if you fold the rear seats flat. But there are other practical improvements with the new Golf beyond just space. The new model has been shaped for increased aerodynamic efficiency, for example, and also gets increased underbody paneling. These improvements aid to cut its drag coefficient from the 0.3Cd of the previous model to 0.275Cd. This means you not only save fuel when driving on the highway, but also get to enjoy a quieter drive while doing so. More opportunity for individualisation, despite being so popular While many here in Singapore may already have secured their next Golf, that does not mean you can’t stand out from the crowd if you’re thinking about buying one yourself! To start with, there are three different variants available here, so you can add as much sporty character as you’d like. Opt for the Life or Life plus if you’re looking for something discreet, while the R-Line will surely cater to those looking for something more aggressive, thanks to its lowered ride height and those touch and slider controls in the cabin. And the scope for personalization expands further once you step inside, thanks to the Golf’s new MIB.3 modular infotainment matrix. The new system allows you to save your favourite settings for items including the air-conditioning, seating position, and exterior mirrors, so you always have your car just how you like it. Better yet is the fact that you get up to 30 ambient lighting options to choose from, so you can always set the mood up in your Golf as you deem fit. And if that sounds like too much to choose from, then simply pick from Volkswagen’s pre-configured options, all selectable from a cool ‘mood menu’! Digital and connected, despite being so familiar Speaking of MIB.3, the cabin of the Volkswagen Golf has also been reinvented, ensuring that it continues to keep with the new demands for connectedness in today’s digital age while still staying fundamentally familiar to those looking to upgrade from the previous iterations. With the new Mk8 Golf, you get all the intuitive controls and switchgear, assembled up to Volkswagen’s familiar high build quality, but the cabin now gets the firm’s 10-inch discover pro infotainment system or 8.25-inch composition system and 10.25-inch digital drivers display, designed to be as intuitive to operate as any smartphone. New features such as voice recognition and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, also further add to the ease of use of the Golf’s newfound connected systems. Embracing the future, while being down to earth It’s not all just show though, for under the bonnet, the Golf also gets new powerplants that now utilise a host of technologies to improve efficiency. Here in Singapore, we are getting our Golfs with a 1.5-litre engine equipped with a 48V mild-hybrid system, allowing easy access to the benefits of electrification without any of the hassle of a fully-electrified vehicle. The new engine also comes with Active cylinder technology, which shuts down two of the engine’s four cylinders when they are not needed in a seamless, interruption-free manner, ensuring that fuel consumption is kept to a minimum without any disruption to your driving pleasure. Want to get behind the wheel of the new Volkswagen Golf? Head on down to the Volkswagen showroom at 247 Alexandra Road, or arrange for a roaming test drive here to experience the latest generation of the world’s most iconic hatchback.  

Deeq

Deeq

Camcar driver and passenger predicts an accident seconds before it happens

Is this a supernatural incident or a case of mere coincidence? The incident occurred last Wednesday (Aug 11) at New Upper Changi Road. In the video, the driver was chatting with his passenger about the potential accident hotspots in the area. The passenger listed several places around the estate, including the exit that they were heading for. She claimed that drivers tend to neglect their safety checks and blind spots as they leave, which resulted in them mowing down cyclists. The driver laughed and asked, “How can you only check one side? You have to check both sides before you drive off.” The passenger clarified her statement by adding that the cyclist might appear from the left while the driver checks for traffic flow on the right. Most of the time, the driver might not even perform a second safety check when the busy road is clear. As this conversation was taking place, a white Nissan Sylphy infront of the camcar was waiting for an opportunity to enter the busy main road. A few seconds later, a cyclist appeared on the left and stopped right beside the vehicle. Assuming that the Sylphy had noticed the cyclist, the camcar driver motioned towards it and said, “It’s the same in front.” To both the driver and passenger’s horror, the Sylphy continued to turn left, which led to it knocking the cyclist over. The passenger quickly urged the driver to help, who responded with, “How to help him?”. Eventually, he descended the car and helped the cyclist, who was arguing with the driver of the white Sylphy. The video ended with the driver of the white Sylphy getting back into his vehicle while the injured cyclist sat on the road. Netizens’ reactions Is anyone a little spooked out? What are the chances of an incident like this ever happening in real life?     --- 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

Honda Odyssey VS Mercedes GLA200 in a pointless 'No Need for Speed' race

There's nothing like celebrating National Day with a little racing between an SUV and an MPV. A white Honda Odyssey was spotted going toe to toe with a silver Mercedes GLA200 along the TPE expressway on Monday (Aug 9). The video starts off with the white Honda in the lead, as the driver recklessly switched into the camcar lane. Footage from the rear of the camcar showed that both cars were initially speeding along the expressway, with the silver Mercedes desperate to outrun its fellow counterpart. With the Honda quickly gaining speed, the driver of the Mercedes decided to resort to overtaking the camcar on its left - a really dangerous move given that all vehicles were travelling at a relatively high speed.  As both vehicles zipped in and out between other cars on the road, it was tough to judge who won the race. Netizens' reactions Who really won this race?    --- 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

A**hole Mercedes taxi driver aggressively honks and tailgates cyclists

An impatient Mercedes taxi driver repeatedly honks aggressively at cyclists and recklessly drives like a 10/10 a**hole. On Monday (Aug 9), a group of cyclists were cycling along the junction of Thomson Road and Balestier Road at seven in the morning when they encountered a rude taxi driver. The Mercedes taxi driver could be seen tailgating the cyclists as they turned right at the junction in the video. He aggressively honked at them despite not being in the same lane as the cyclists. Towards the end, the taxi suddenly sped up and cut in front of the group. The taxi then took the left filter lane towards Whitley Road without observing the proper safety distance. LTA's rules and regulations for cycling on the road While the cyclists received backlash for riding on the roads, it seemed that they were following the proper rules and regulations. They were wearing helmets, rode in a single file as close to the left-hand edge as possible and switched on their front and rear lights. They were decked out in national colours and did not use any mobile communication devices while riding on the road.  Netizens’ reactions While there is a stigma towards cyclists, there is no need to be such an a** towards them. If the taxi driver wanted to warn the cyclists, he could have honked once instead of continuously honking at them. Besides that, his reckless behaviour could have resulted in a severe accident on National Day.

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a flying spare tyre on the SLE!

You can add this to the list of weird sightings on Singapore's expressways, including reversing on an expressway and riding a motorcycle in the nude.  Watch the video to find out what happened: This incident occurred on the Seletar Expressway (SLE). What happened? When this mishap took place, the cam car was behind a white Subaru Forester, cruising on lane 1 of the expressway. It was a pleasant and smooth drive until the Subaru Forester drove over the tyre, sending it flying directly towards the cam car and smashes right onto the cam car's bonnet. *That Subbie certainly do be flexing its SUV capability* Moments later, the cam car skilfully filters from lane 1 to the left shoulder of the expressway after spotting someone who seems to be looking for something underneath his van 🤔 Netizens' comments That would be disastrous. Also, it was lucky that the tyre did not smash into the cam car's windshield. It could end up as an accidental PR publicity for Subaru, who knows? It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt... On a side note... In such a situation, what are the possible actions cam car could take against the culprit? Would insurance coverage be applicable?   --- 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

Patriotic cyclists celebrate Singapore's 56th with a lights and flag display

With the National Day Parade being postponed to Aug 21, cyclists are coming up with creative ways to celebrate the country's 56th birthday.  Cyclist transforms himself into a bright display   The first video shows a cyclist decked out in flashing lights and blasting patriotic music through his speakers as he cycles through a neighbourhood.  The sight of this adorable cyclist reminds me of the time when a previous NDP performance featured several similar well-lit bicycles and motorcycles during the parade. It's really heartwarming to watch this cyclist spread joy and happiness when the country is going through a global pandemic. Cyclist waves large state flag around The second video is made up of various snippets of an uncle cycling along the roads of Singapore with a large state flag attached to the front of his bicycle.  The uncle is seen waving and giving a thumbs up when he notices people taking pictures and videos of him. While this patriotic display is heartwarming to watch, it does not excuse his lack of safety equipment as he cycles around (uncle, please wear a helmet).  Netizens' reactions Nevertheless, there is no denying that these two cyclists have brought smiles across our faces when we see them on the roads. Kudos to these two for keeping the Singapore spirit alive!  

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Red Mitsubishi Outlander celebrates National day on a one-way street by driving the wrong way

You might have come across a question like this during your BTT (Basic Theory Test). For the benefit of those who don't know, the answer should be "C". This is a one-way traffic sign. Apparently the driver of this red Outlander does not understand the sign. It's pretty clear that he made a mistake and turned into Tyrwhitt Road (a one-way street) along Lavendar street. While most people would stop, make a three-point turn and move on, this driver continues to drive against traffic along Tyrwhitt Road. Maybe there's a shortcut to his favourite durian stall. Here's the video. Anyway, this is how a One-way Street sign looks like. It even has the words "ONE WAY" plastered on it. How could anyone miss this? And for the Mitsubishi Outlander driver, If someone were to report you, I think it is highly possible that you will be penalised by the Traffic Police.   Driving or riding against the flow of traffic as indicated by traffic signs  - Demerit 6 points + Fine - $200.   This guy, I really wanna "watch-out" him. 😂    

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

Drive big and live large with the Mitsubishi Outlander

A bevy of practical and safety features mean you not only drive big, but also live big with the Mitsubishi Outlander.   The Mitsubishi Outlander may already be known for being a large vehicle, but its various safety and convenience features also make it the perfect vehicle for living large. So, whether it is family ferrying duties to shopping tips with your besties, or a relaxing round of golf, if you’re looking for a car that can do it all, look no further than the Mitsubishi Outlander. Big - To haul the entire family in safety Ferrying children can be tiresome. And parents will know the pain of having to move them in the midst of a tantrum. Thankfully, the Outlander’s spacious and versatile cabin is sure to please even the fussiest of kids, making sure that they continue to look forward to every trip out. With the Outlander’s generous proportions, all children in tow will be more than satisfied with the space on offer. Furthermore, there is an abundance of cubby holes and cupholders both in the second and third row, ready for all sorts of drinks and electronic devices to keep any restlessness on longer trips at bay. And as your kids age, they will also eventually appreciate the host of safety features offered in the Mitsubishi Outlander. Take for example, the car’s suite of active safety features, which includes Active Stability Control, its Anti-lock Braking System as well as Electronic Brake-force Distribution, all handy for ensuring that you have the assistance you need to evade a sticky situation. Don’t forget, there’s also seven SRS airbags in the Outlander, and those at the third row will still get over-the-shoulder seatbelts, so the car is ever-ready to keep all your loved ones safe. Big – To cater to the best shopping trips There’s really nothing like having your best shopping buddies to help you scout out the best deals and fuss for the best pieces of apparel. From Ion to Paragon, those shopping buddies will be flocking to you again and again thanks to the Outlander’s large suite of convenience features, guaranteeing a seamless shopping experience for all. They will surely be left looking forward to the Outlander’s comfortably padded seats, all upholstered in leather, which make for the perfect rest stop after covering all those steps going from store to store. And every time you make it back to the carpark with hands already full of shopping bags, the Outlander will impress with its electronic tailgate. A simple kick action will open up a 591-litre boot – more than enough to swallow an entire day’s of shopping – all with minimal fuss. You’re not going to put that new Channel on the floor, are you? Big – For all your different hobbies But perhaps you’re more the type that will enjoy a nice quiet game of golf. Well even here the Outlander has plenty to offer. All those seats in the Outlander may be built to offer maximum comfort, but can also be folded down flat to offer you van-like levels of cargo-carrying ability. And your friends will be more than eager to hitch a ride to the course with you, thanks to the Outlander’s 60:40 folding second bench. With it, you will be able to configure all that available space depending on just how many passengers or golf bags need to be ferried. And after the game, your passengers will no doubt be looking forward to the Outlander’s cool cabin, courtesy of those rear air-conditioning vents – the perfect soothing retreat after a balmy 18-hole game. Want to see for yourself just how you can drive BIG with the Mitsubishi Outlander? Cycle and Carriage Mitsubishi is now offering up to five years of servicing and a $6,000 bundle for every Outlander purchased, as well as a special accessories add-on promotion from just $56 in celebration of the nation’s 56th birthday, valid until 17 August 2021. Terms apply. Head on down to the Mitsubishi showroom at 239 Alexandra Road and check out the larger-than-life car today! Alternatively, find out more now here!

Deeq

Deeq

Taxi zooms off after getting hit by oncoming Tour De Changi cyclist

The age-old debate on whether cyclists should be allowed on the road continues.  Watch this video, to find out why the debate never ends: The incident happened along Nicoll Drive, in the vicinity of Changi Beach Park.  The video was from the cyclist's perspective, who was cycling relatively fast at the said location.  What happened? As the cyclist approached a junction, a Comfort Delgro taxi emerged from the filter lane. However, the taxi is seen not stopping at the stop line. The cyclist's fast speed, coupled with his late reaction caused him to be unable to stop in time. As a result, he ended up colliding against the side of the taxi.  Yes, having a set of good brakes for a bicycle or car is necessary, but what is more important is to practice defensive riding/driving at all times. Upon seeing how much the inconsiderate taxi driver inched out to the main road, the cyclist should have either slowed down or swerved away from the taxi.  Netizens' comments No, don't tell me, "You think they fix Brembo?". If the cyclist's brakes cannot perform at the speed at which his bike is capable of going, don't ride it at all - It is a safety hazard to the cyclist and other road users.  That's like having drum brakes on your Honda Civic Type R 🙄 I can't stop stressing the importance of defensive riding.  The aftermath Shortly after the collision, the drivers of a black Porsche and white BMW could be seen stopping to help the injured cyclist.  Below is an account of the cyclist's experience: Kudos to those 2 guys that helped the injured cyclist!! Yes, cycling may be a fun hobby that keeps you healthy. However, it is not worth risking your life over it. If you really want to "enjoy" the speed and ride on the road, remember to wear proper safety and equipment. Whenever possible, maintain a safe speed and slow down near junctions.   PS. Did I mention how apt the NDP2021 theme song, "Road ahead" was in the video?   --- 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

Cyclist thinks protective gear makes him invincible, bus shows him otherwise

It is always good practice to wear protective gear whenever you are cycling. However, being decked out in protective gear doesn't grant you superpowers or special protection against other road users/vehicles. Watch this short clip and find out what I mean: This incident occurred at a junction along Hougang Avenue 9. A blatant disregard for traffic law The traffic lights were green, which permitted the cam car and Bus 109 (travelling in the opposite direction) to proceed.  Despite having the right of way, the bus driver could be seen giving way to a pedestrian dressed in a white t-shirt before moving off. As the bus driver moves off, a cyclist riding from the pavement sped across the pedestrian crossing. This "genius" did not conform to the red man signal and ended up getting hit by the bus. Clearly in the bus driver's blindspot It is necessary to state that it is NOT easy driving such big vehicles (Eg. buses, trucks).  Although it may be easier for others to spot these larger vehicles, amplifying their road presence, this also means that these larger vehicles will have an increased number of blind spots which prevent their driver from having a clear view of his surrounding. Netizens' comments I hope this incident does not break the bus driver's rice bowl tho.  Agreed, a very challenging but necessary change to the system.  Any cycling community willing to defend this stupid cyclist, please step up now. Public Service Announcement to the cycling/fixed gear community     --- 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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