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Here's why going Electric is the way forward

With the planned phasing out of combustion engines by 2040, we find out from Cars & Coffee about how an electric car might just work out well today. Thinking of getting an Electric Car (EV) in Singapore? Well, it isn't as hard as you think it is. With the government planning to phase out the sale of new cars with Internal Combustion Engines by 2040 along with added incentives, EV ownership is set to increase in the next few years. But can you make that choice today? We go to Cars & Coffee to find out more with its large lineup of cars, that also includes EVs. 1. They're fast and cool There's something that everyone can enjoy when it comes to EVs: Their ability to provide instantaneous torque. Perhaps the car manufacturer that truly represents this is Tesla. Cars & Coffee has the Model 3 sedan. With 510Nm of torque pushed out from its single electric motor, you can expect pretty rapid acceleration. But elsewhere, the Model 3 is a cool car inside and out. It sports a minimalist interior with a huge 15-inch display to control various infotainment and vehicle features, plus, an all-glass roof. And, most importantly, there's nothing short of cool about being seen in a Tesla today.
2. Small and practical, too But an electric car doesn't have to be a luxurious go-fast option. You can have them in compact, practical packages too. Check out the Honda e available at Cars & Coffee. If a practical roundabout is what you're after, the Honda e is a pretty sweet choice. And it looks cool too. It looks quirky and fun, with proportions just a tad smaller than the quintessential Honda Jazz. It's decked out in features. There's five screens displaying various driving and infotainment information. And in a bid for more efficient aerodynamics, it has cameras instead of wing mirrors - a cool party trick to show your passengers. 3. Servicing is easy As car owners, you're used to the routine of frequent oil changes, spark plugs and the like. Electric vehicles don't have to deal with the greasy, oily affair - they don't have internal combustion engines. The routine maintenance then only generally applies to things such as your brake pads and discs, tyres, and of course topping up your windshield washer fluid. It is cheaper in the long run, and thanks to the lesser maintenance, many EVs offer longer warranty periods. Cars & Coffee for example offers a five year or 130,000km warranty on the Tesla Model 3, whichever comes first. 4. Charging isn't as hard as you think it is We've grown used to seeing our fuel gauge close to empty, popping by a petrol station and filling up. It takes 10 minutes - and lets you drive for a considerable distance before ever needing to fill up again. The age-old idea that EVs take forever to charge is dead. They now charge as fast as your own mobile phone. The Honda e, for example, can charge at one of SP Group's 50kW fast chargers from 20 to 80% in under 30 minutes. And more and more charging stations will be coming up in Singapore. This year's Budget has announced that there will be 28,000 charging ports in Singapore by 2030. Another good reason to go for an EV now are reserved lots! Many malls offer reserved parking lots for electric cars, some even offering free charging! You'll never worry about finding a parking lot again. 5. Better rebates for EVs With government initiatives to encourage car buyers to choose cleaner, more efficient vehicles, EVs will stand to benefit, too. From 1 January 2021, the updated Vehicle Emissions Scheme rebate will be increased by $5,000, meaning a Band A1 vehicle will benefit from a $25,000 rebate. But that's not all when you pick an EV. The Electric Vehicle Early Adoption Incentive offers a rebate of 45% off the Additional Registration Fee for EVs, capped at $20,000. Which means, if you are planning to buy a Band A1 EV from 2021, you can benefit from a rebate of up to $45,000! So, if you have the means to get an electric vehicle today, there are certainly a lot of benefits. With the government planning to phase out the sale of internal combustion engines by 2040, why wait when you can start today? Looking for a new car? Head on down to Cars & Coffee Singapore at these locations. To get in touch, you can contact Cars & Coffee Singapore at 6266 5555.

Deeq

Deeq

The Mazda CX-30, a taller Mazda 3 wagon?

For today, it's the Mazda CX-30! So, what is the Mazda CX-30? A crossover? A Mazda 3 in taller boots? Let Jon tell you all about it! In the simplest of terms, this is what the Mazda CX-30 is. But if you still don't really understand what Jon means.... Yes. The CX-30 is the taller version of the Mazda 3 Hatchback. Mazda's Kodo design language is arguably one of the best design languages in the car industry, currently, at least to this writer. The Kodo design language carries itself around pretty well, from sedan to SUV, and it almost seems like Mazda can do no wrong with it. Not the most generous boot capacity, admittedly. But, the CX-30 has a flat load floor! Perfect if you want to transport bigger or bulkier items like a bicycle or IKEA furniture. No weird hump in the middle of the car floor to give you difficulty. At Jon's height, he still has a decent amount of legroom. Not to mention, the leather in the CX-30 is quite a lovely colour. But yes, headroom is a drawback. Especially since there is a sunroof. So, taller people, do take note. Jon still has some headroom but it isn't much. This writer daresays Mazda is killing it with the design of the dashboard layout. Clean, simple lines with a rectangular screen positioned at an optimal angle, and with physical buttons for the important things like air-conditioning and music control. It's really intuitive. Took the words right out of this writer's mouth you did, Jon. Well, with these power levels, you won't be winning many traffic light races. But hey, it's more than enough for overtaking on the expressway, plus Mazda's SkyActiv engines do make their cars feel a little more brisk than what the spec sheet claims to be. Want to know more about what Jon has to say about the Mazda CX-30? Watch the video below to find out!  

SGCM_editorial

SGCM_editorial

The Skoda Superb Laurin & Klement, a truly superb choice of car

For this video review, it's the Skoda Superb Laurin & Klement! In case you don't already know, Laurin & Klement are the surnames of Skoda's founders, and the brand pays homage to them by labelling the top specification of certain models with Laurin & Klement, to reflect the slightly special status of that particular car being the top trim level. And Idris will be showing you how superb the Skoda Superb is. And yes, if the words Skoda Superb ring a bell....  If there's one thing Skoda has really gotten right these past few years, it's how increasingly handsome their cars have become. To this writer, the attractiveness of the front fascia is balanced and not all in your face "look at me, I'm handsome". There's a certain amount of restraint and this writer certainly appreciates it. And like mentioned above, any Skoda with the Laurin & Klement badge is the top trim level of that particular Skoda model. Yes, it's pronounced "schko-da", not "sko-da" For a car in its class, the Superb really has a superb amount of boot space, 625 litres worth. That should be more than enough for an extended run to the supermarket with a detour for even more shopping. At Idris' height, look at the amount of legroom he still has. That really is generous. Trickling down from the higher echelon brands in the Volkswagen Audi Group, the virtual cockpit, which initially debuted in Audi models, has now made its way to Skoda. In case anyone is wondering, Julian is the editor of sgCarMart. And this writer agrees with him, ventilated seats are very nice indeed. There is just something so pleasing about having cold air blown at your back and backside while you sit, and getting out of the car without a slightly sweaty back. Especially in our climate, ventilated seats are a must. Pity not many cars have them still. And yes, Idris has said it. Want to find out more? Watch the full video to find out all Idris has to say about the Skoda Superb!  

SGCM_editorial

SGCM_editorial

Is the Audi RS5 Sportback a match for its rivals?

Looking for a German performance sedan? The Audi RS5 offers plenty of performance with 444bhp and 600Nm of torque. And boy is Idris excited to get behind the wheel in this video review! Wouldn't we all? And as you would expect from a Sportback from Audi, it is quite the looker as well. But this RS5 comes with plenty of practical features as well. Despite offering so much performance, there's space for our usual luggage test in the boot! And being a four-door, you'd expect sufficient space for your passengers as well, and the RS5 delivers. Unfortunately it looks like that touchscreen is a bit of a stretch away when you're seated at the front... And how does it drive? Very impressively it seems! Watch the full video to see and hear more of the Audi RS5 on the road!  You'll want to!  

clarencegi75

clarencegi75

Typical kiasu ‘chopes’ parking lot on Liang Seah Street by standing in it

Imagine driving on a busy street where parking is scarce, and you see a vacant parking lot a few cars in front of you. Every driver starts hoping and praying that the cars in front of them don’t take that parking lot. In this case, no one takes that lot. When you’re closer, you realise why. Uncle, why you so kiasu Some overgrown Smurf uncle is standing there reserving the lot for his friend/family/idgaf who. I’m sorry, but “Uncle, this isn’t some Kopitiam where you reserve a table with your tissue.” Here’s the video by SG Road Vigilante, so have a look yourself. Warning – the techno music in cam car might be a little loud for some. Cam car driver’s conversation Cam car driver winds down his window, and we can catch snippets of his conversation with Kiasu Uncle (It would have been a little clearer without the techno). Basic translation from Mandarin to English because my Mandarin CMI “Hello brother, cannot like that reserve parking lot” “My car come here first leh” The uncle replies that his friend/son's car is just behind, and the cam car drives off in a huff hurling a string of profanities that I will not translate here. What the people say Some people think there’s nothing wrong with this Some think otherwise Personally, I think this @#$% should be illegal unless Kiasu Uncle dresses as a tissue box then I've got nothing to say.

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Now you know what caused the huge jam on PIE on 11th of Jan

Anyone got stuck on PIE last evening for more than an hour and half?  A few of us in the team did so, no thanks to someone who swerved out at the last minute, causing an accident that required a huge cleaning-up effort from the authorities.  Thanks to SG Road Vigilante, we now know what caused the accident which happened at PIE's Steven Road exit in the direction of Jurong, at 630pm. While the accident itself didn't cause any serious injury, it is obvious that the Mazda 3 driver was at fault. According to the comments online, it does look like he or she was trying to avoid a frontal collision in his/her own lane by swerving into lane 2 but that unfortunately meant that the 2 motorcyclists that were lane-spliting, had to fall due to such a move. Kudos to both the tipper truck and the Malaysian van for being reactive to what was happening in front of them!  

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Mercedes C-Class hogs sheltered driveway while it rains, lady in car behind explodes

Today on "Things you thought would happen but instead went differently", we have here 2 cars who both want to drop off and or pick up their passengers at some condominium. As some context to the title, the video was taken on 10 January 2021, and the weather has been pretty cool these past few days, slightly chilly even. So you might think the weather would perhaps let people have a bit more "chill" in their daily outlook on life too.   Oh, you naïve thing, you.    If there is one thing we can always count on, is that Singaporeans can almost always be counted on the overreact, grumble and whine about incidents that are perhaps inconsequential to most of us but of utter and outright importance to these snowflakes. So yes, the Mercedes is hogging the pick up/drop off point. Maybe the car behind the Mercedes did try to gain the attention of the Merc's occupants, but the occupants in the Mercedes perhaps didn't realise it. Either way, lady, do you really need to jump out of your car like your seat is on fire, brandishing your phone to record the offending party's "transgressions"? If you listen to the video clearly, the way the lady slams her door with such conviction like she's on a warpath while taking the video makes this writer feel like she's taking this issue a little too seriously. That said, the Mercedes isn't completely innocent either. Yes, we all know that you are waiting for someone to arrive before you go. But if the driveway only has so much space, just make a loop so you don't obstruct the car behind you. Let's be a little more gracious. No one likes getting wet unnecessarily, we all know that, but people don't exactly enjoy being delayed either. Give and take, live and let learn, you scratch my back I scratch yours, do you see where this is going? Also, lady in the Mercedes, your sarcastic tone does you absolutely no favours. Driving one loop to let others alight first burns a lot of petrol, is it. If you can afford a late-generation Merc, don't say you can't afford the cost of petrol.    As Mahatma Gandhi once said, "To lose patience is to lose the battle"   But to the lady who is recording this whole thing. Just, uh, wow. Very mature response there, auntie. Perhaps try talking nicely to people in the future if you want something, even if you are extremely irritated. It also helps if you don't actively try to film the whole incident down like some wannabe paparazzi. People don't like having cameras thrust into their faces without rhyme or reason. If the shoe was on the other foot, how would that make you feel? Also, auntie, please don't go and knock a car that isn't yours (1:28 in the video), people really don't like that. Don't cause more trouble than what you need for yourself because you never know how it could come back to bite you. It's incidents like this that makes this writer believe that no one actually remembers Singa the Courtesy Lion or the message he was trying to push.  Come on people, everything Singa stood for is literally in his name. It can't get any clearer than that. No wonder Singa quit, because no matter how hard he tried, perhaps he just could never get across to the kind of people in the video above 🤷‍♂️. Just chill, everyone. 2020 didn't kill us, and 2021 just started. A little patience never killed anyone. And also it is a little too premature in the year for over-the-top nonsense so let's all just try to get along for now. For now.

SGCM_editorial

SGCM_editorial

BMW 5 Series driver loses control and flips car

Despite many manufacturers equipping their cars with many safety systems onboard their cars, they do not make the car immune to the laws of physics as we can see from these videos below. front.MP4 We got hold of these videos via some of the various random group chats that have been circulating it and from the looks of it, the accident happened earlier this morning (9 Jan 2020) while the roads were greasy from the drizzle over the day. We are not sure which part of the ECP highway this is but what is clear is that the camera car was driving at his own pace on lane 2 before (what looks like) a group of 3 BMW F10 5 series overtaking the camera car. Unfortunately, one of them lost control while trying to overtake his mates due to the last min abrupt weight transfer as he did the sudden lane change from 1 to 3. 44db9e47-1ba5-44ab-a4c2-1ad0dc8180cd.MP4 We have no idea if the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) was turn off or was it too much even for the DSC to save in the first place? Kudos to BMW for building a decently strong car. Despite the seriousness of the crash, the car still looked like it held up pretty well. Anyway, with the recent rainy weather, do take extra care when on the roads and make sure your tyres have enough thread!

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Driver forgets there's a bicycle on his car, gets stuck at MCP entrance

Watch this video posted by Singapore incidents, and you find this Skoda Kodiaq who is ferrying his prized offroad bicycle on top of his roof rack got stuck in the carpark gantry in Midview City at Sin Ming. So here's my suggestion for the forgetful driver. 1) Use a rear bicycle mount. Just remember to go to your nearest accessories shop to get an extra car plate to hang after you mount your bicycle. 2) Get air suspension for your ride     MCFers remember your car surrounding when you are driving to avoid an awkward situation like this!

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

Man jailed and banned from driving because of a stomachache

TL;DR – A man has been jailed for seven weeks and slapped with a four-year driving ban for speeding, running two red lights, driving against traffic and failing to stop for traffic police. In his defence, he had a stomachache and needed to use the toilet. The next time you’re driving on the roads and ‘kena’ the-mother-of-all-stomachaches, the urge to floor the accelerator will naturally creep into your mind. But don’t do it. Just don’t. Video from SG Road Vigilante YouTube Traffic police chase a man with irritable bowel syndrome This incident occurred sometime in March 2019 in the wee hours of the morning. A man left the Marina Bay Sands Casino and drove towards his home in Jurong. He experienced a stomachache and went up to speeds of 180km/hr (while literally trying to keep his S#$% together) A traffic police officer spotted him after exiting the PIE towards Jurong Canal Drive and gave chase, but the man did not stop for them.   What other crap did he do? Pun intended. He ran two red lights and drove against traffic… twice. When the traffic police managed to pull him over, he had already crapped his pants. The police had to line the back seat of the police car with a plastic sheet before he was allowed to ride in it.   The punishment He has pleaded guilty to one charge of rash driving and failing to stop for a police officer. He will have to serve a seven-week jail term and a four-year-long driving ban. He will begin his jail-term on the 27th of January 2021 and is currently out on $15,000 bail.   Some interesting comments I mean, if you’re that desperate, anything is possible. Can you imagine the conversation in the cell? Cellmate: “Bro, what they catch you for?” Man: “Lao Sai” It sounds like you’ll suffer the next day.   Source - Today Singapore

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Man prowls entire carpark and did extensive research on kerb weights after being denied season parking

That's a really long wall of text, so I'll sum it up for you. The owner of a 2011 Mercedes Viano was denied a HDB Multi-Storey Car Park season parking with the main reason being the excessive weight (more than 2,000kg) of the vehicle.   So what does he do? He proceeded to spend some time checking out the various cars parked in HDB MSCP and came up with a short list of cars that weigh more than 2,000kg. If you look at this excerpt from HDB's website regarding the parking restrictions for commercial vehicles (the Mercedes Viano is predominantly used as commercial passenger buses), it is a straightforward rule that commercial vehicles parking in a sheltered car park must not exceed 2,000kg. With the rationale behind it being safety and environmental concerns as well as "efforts to preserve the character and ambience of residential estates"... Hmm, maybe HDB just find the Viano too ugly to be parked in a housing estate? In all seriousness though, this netizen has a point, this issue likely stemmed from outdated regulations. These regulations were probably established back when commercial vehicles weighing more than 2,000kg are agricultural behemoths.   Maybe HDB should look into updating its regulations? in the meantime, I suppose this guy should get rid of the Viano and get something else, like one of the cars he mentioned instead?

Typicalcarguy

Typicalcarguy

Food delivery rider goes ballistic and launches a verbal tirade at security officers

Another day, another, uh, video that showcases the ugly side of Singapore. Welcome to 2021, people. 2020 was less than a pleasant year, so this writer is sure most people would like to leave all that unhappiness behind and start the year on a fresh note, without conflict, anger, agony, and just general headache. Basically, take a chill pill. Unfortunately, we have here one of our first candidates for idiot of the year, 2021 edition. My friend, it is not even the end of the first week of January, and you are already causing such a ruckus over a matter so trivial? Please, do everyone a favour, go back to 2020 and stay there. The matter seems to have risen from the security guards requesting the food delivery rider to park his bike at a less disruptive or perhaps more agreeable place, with the location of the incident being the Marina One building at Straits View. By now, it should be more or less known that the security guards at buildings in the CBD can be a little more stringent than their counterparts in other parts of Singapore. But ultimately, they're at the bottom of the food chain, having to enforce the instructions that have been laid out to them. But still, a little give and take is usually enough for everyone to settle on an amicable solution should one need to stop their vehicle at one of these buildings in the CBD. Talking nicely to everyone helps, too. Well, this guy obviously did not get the memo. Not only was his tone extremely aggressive, he continually raised his voice at the security officers who were trying their best to keep their cool and maintain the situation the best they could. But oh no, Mr Polite was having none of it. If this writer were to reproduce some of the words and phrases shouted out by the raging delivery guy, well, this writer would be in a world of trouble, and then some. Simply put, the security guards were trying to deescalate the situation, calm everyone down, let life move on. But no, Mr Angry just kept shouting, and shouting, and shouting, even at one point disparaging one of the security guard's educational qualifications. Perhaps Mr Angry should look back at what he learnt in driving school, because he continually insists that he is allowed to park on the double yellow line and that "with LTA, there is a grace period of 10 minutes".  My friend, if you bothered to do a simple Google search of "double yellow line Singapore", one of the first results to pop up is from the LTA site OneMotoring with photographic instructions about how there should be "no parking on this side of the road at all times, except for immediate pick-up and drop-off only". I do want to know where angry delivery rider got his information about LTA giving 10 minutes grace because I have never heard of such a grace period. Perhaps angry delivery guy is smoking something real good and distorting all the facts and information of daily life around him. To this writer, the more the delivery guy rages, the deeper the hole of stupidity he digs for himself. But yes, the security guards could have been a little more understanding, perhaps, but if you, rage monster, didn't raise your voice at them and started filming them with your phone, this matter could have been resolved a lot more amicably. This writer also wonders if the angry delivery rider has read the comments, because the comments are all bashing him and his behaviour.  And lastly, at the end of the video, the security guards say "thank you", turn their backs and start walking away. Basically, they are disengaging from the situation because talking to stupid people is obviously tiring. But no, Mr Angry still wants the last word, and starts gesticulating with his hand in various "kung fu" hand positions and continues his verbal tirade. It's a good thing the guards don't bother responding. My friend, this writer advises you to get therapy, because it seems like you need it. Or if that doesn't work, a long walk off a very short pier. 😏

SGCM_editorial

SGCM_editorial

The Land Rover Defender is still the same tough, go anywhere vehicle

For this video review, we have the Land Rover Defender 110 Mild Hybrid 3.0 P400! Idris breaks it down for us on what the new Land Rover Defender 110 is all about. If anything, you won't be mistaking the Land Rover Defender for anything less than it is, especially given its size. Make a mental note and be a little more careful when you're entering certain car parks with this car. Boot space is generous in the Land Rover Defender, with 857 litres of space for all your bags and such. Also, unlike most cars, the Defender's boot doesn't open upwards, it swings outward towards the right. Unconventional, but keeping with the tradition on how a Defender's boot has always been opened. The Land Rover Defender comes with 4 USB charging ports in the rear alone, on top of the 12V socket. Running out of battery for your precious smartphone is unlikely to happen once you are riding in the Land Rover Defender. Not to mention, rear climate controls, which is a true benefit given Singapore's hot and humid weather. Perhaps one of the coolest features on the new Land Rover Defender is the digital rear view mirror. On top of the traditional rear view mirror, the Defender also comes with a camera mounted on the roof that provides a rear view image to the driver in the cabin. Idris puts it in the best way, that the Land Rover Defender is not meant to be sporty. But take it off-road, and that's where you will see its true prowess shine. Want to find out more about what the Land Rover Defender 110 is like? Watch the review video below!  

SGCM_editorial

SGCM_editorial

Cyclist makes a bad decision on Mandai road that almost sends himself to the nearby crematorium

Why Drivers Hate To See Cyclists To all cycling enthusiasts and pro-cycling people, this 'PBK' in the video is one reason why drivers hate you. Please watch this video (uploaded by SG Road Vigilante) and tell me whether you feel the rage I feel as a driver. Source: SG Road Vigilante YouTube   What's Happening In this 0.29 second video, we see a cyclist doing a series of wrong things (in just 3 seconds) 1.       He's cycling on a footpath when he should be on the road 2.       He does not check his blind spot 3.       He makes a 'lane change' to the road with total disregard to traffic This incident happens along Mandai Road, near the Mandai Crematorium (which is where he would have gone if he had been run down). What's worse, from the cam car's footage, it looks like it might have hit the KIA Niro in front that had to do an emergency brake (the recording cuts off before any impact, so I can only speculate).   The Online Chatter THIS PERSON’S COMMENT ALL CAPS. I CAN FEEL THE ANGST. I also say.

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

The MINI One Clubman is a quirky MINI

For this video review we have the MINI One Clubman! Don't know how the MINI range works? Jon starts off the review with a run through of what the different MINIs offer. The MINI Clubman of course, gives you a larger boot to place your luggage. However, its depth does leave much to be desired if you're looking for something practical... We found the MINI One Clubman still delivers a plush and luxurious interior, despite being the base model. Jon finds that the infotainment screen could be larger though, do you agree? Join us in the video review to see just how this MINI Clubman drives! Should you opt for a MINI One? See what Jon thinks...  

clarencegi75

clarencegi75

The Audi e-tron offers way more than it looks

What we have here, is Audi's first electric car, the e-tron! It may be one futuristic sounding name, but the car's exterior isin't necessarily that wild... oh no... But the great thing is, that conservative, SUV shape gives you plenty of room for all your luggage. With 660-litres, the Audi e-tron easily passes the auntie trolley test! But wait, there's more! As you'd expect from an Audi, the cabin of the e-tron is well-designed and functional, but there is one small little feature that can become quite irksome. Can you guess what it is? Join us in the video review below to see just how fast 560Nm of electric torque makes the Audi e-tron go! Here's a quick teaser for you...  

clarencegi75

clarencegi75

The new Audi A4 - now with mild-hybrid tech!

The Audi A4 has received a major update! So much so in fact, that our reviewers seem to be a bit confused as to if it actually is an all new model! Why is that so? Join us as we look through the significant changes all throughout the exterior of the new Audi A4! Oh, and bid a warm welcome to Jeremy from Torque magazine, now also joining us for these video reviews! And what about the cabin? I think Julian sums up the interior of the Audi A4 quite well with this one statement. The rotary knob is now gone and there's also a new infotainment system. See what we think about it in the video review! But here's the important part: Just how does the new mild-hybrid tech work? I'll just leave you with this little teaser courtesy of Jeremy... You'll just have to watch the full video review of the Audi A4 to find out!   

clarencegi75

clarencegi75

Drunk BMW driver crashes into sidewalk at Little India

Drink-driving is never good and this is just another one of many unnecessary accidents that are caused by driving after being intoxicated with alcohol. As seen on ROADS.sg, this BMW 2 Series Grand Tourer lost control of his car and crashed into the sidewalk along Serangoon Road and Rowell Road junction on 29 Dec 2020 at 17.06 pm. Unfortunately a couple of pedestrians were hurt but we don't know the exact details. Thankfully, the accident did not take anyone's life. Naturally, netizens showed the BMW driver no mercy... Watch the full video here! We especially like the fast manoeuvre the man in the dark blue polo had to pull to get away from the crash!  

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Woman sitting on busy road leaves many puzzled

Hmm, what's that in the middle of the road? What's she doing in the middle of the road?! According to ROADS.sg: "A woman was seen sitting in the middle of the road at night with busy traffic around her. Luckily all the vehicles saw her and slowed down. A man can also be seen standing by the roadside looking or talking to her." So that's the obstacle in the middle of a busy road... Here's what some Facebook users have to say about it: While we do not know the entire situation, sitting in the middle of the road sure is a hazard to all road users, and of course the woman who's putting herself in harm's way. Does the driving schools include such scenarios in the driving simulators? Maybe they should start...

Typicalcarguy

Typicalcarguy

Volvo saved the life of the jeep driver. After watching this, my next car will be a Volvo.

Hello nieces and nephews, Uncle Koba here! And Fuiyoh! This morning we have a very alert driver that is driving a very competent car that helps him dodging away an accident.  So here the short clips that are uploaded by Road.sg Let's watch it first.   Your-Facebook-Video-fbdown.net.mp4 Very impressive. I really thought he cannot make it for the stop. Phew. So. Let's go find out this car specs. I have found an exact same colour as the Volvo V60 on the video. However, there is a few variants which I cannot see from my naked eyes. The curb weight is quite reasonable (heavy). And to top it off, the car is only putting out 120bhp. Very good. Slow car saves lives.  Okay. let's read some comments. Nowadays everything needs safe distancing. Very good. Okay. That's all for today! Thank nieces and nephews! Stay safe!      *And keep a lookout for any Jeep while you are on the road. 😁  

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

Honda Civic Turbo driver shows us how to overtake like a pro

When if comes to overtaking, we bet this Honda Civic driver is one of the most skilled drivers on our road if not the most skilled. This happened on Christmas eve at around 11:45pm along Bartley East Rd in the area of Kaki Bukit towards the CTE and we must say we are impressed with the precision of the overtake. As you can see from the clip, the matt-greenish Civic Turbo came out of nowhere and moved across from one lane to the other with not much room to spare, before proceeding to accelerate away briskly. Think you readers can do better? Let us know what you reckon in the comment box below!    

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Malaysian motorcyclist goes off road to escape ERP charges

Now this is pretty high level stuff. We have yet to see anyone try escaping ERP charges like this Malaysian biker did. Posted on ROADS.sg and COMPLAINT SINGAPORE's Facebook page is a clip of a Malaysian biker trying to 'siam' the ERP gantry by riding off road. The video is pretty self explanatory as we can see the Gantry on the slip road from the PIE merging into the CTE towards Ang Mo Kio, with the Motorcyclist slowly bumping along on the grass. That is some commitment there for sure, we reckon.

 

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Emergency braking damages Civic Type R's brake hose

It is of utmost importance that we keep our brake systems working and healthy at all times. The following video perfectly illustrates why. Seen on 8th of December is a Honda Vezel exiting onto a busy Dunearn Road from one of the smaller lanes. The law-abiding drivers would know that you should never turn into the middle lane but this Vezel bravely crossed the double white line without hesitation.  This caused the Honda Civic Type R camera car that submitted the video to SG Road Vigilante to claim that he had to slam on his brakes real hard, causing the brake hose to erm... break. In our opinion, the Honda Vezel driver is a joke but we must point out that the Type R camera car was also going at a good nick in the drizzle. Thankfully, there was no contact between the cars but the camera car driver made sure to give the Vezel driver a piece of his mind (Watch until the final moments of the video).
 

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Bentley prepares a special sleigh for one special customer

It seems like Santa is getting a slight boost for his intercontinental trip this Christmas, courtesy of one special Flying Spur V8 from Bentley and Mulliner. The "Reindeer Eight" - destined to one "world famous customer" (Bentley's own words) - swaps one cylinder for every one of Santa's reindeers, the result being just a small 542hp upgrade. Looks like Rudolph will be taking a break this year. The new car sports a gold 3D printed reindeer can be found in lieu of the Flying B mascot, and at the sides the V8 badges have been replaced by a special ‘Reindeer Eight’. A carbon diffuser to the front and rear bumper, carbon side sills and a boot lid spoiler will ensure maximum aerodynamic performance at cruising altitude. And to add to the festive design, the Mulliner Driving Specification 22-inch wheels and bonnet strip are finished in gold. The sleigh is also finished in deep red Cricket Bauble, one of the 62 colours available from the Bentley Extended Range. Which side of that list will you be this year? A Grand Black veneer that stretches across the dashboard in the cabin displays a North Pole winter night scene - supposedly to remind the customer what's in store back home, while the seats sport heating, ventilation, a multi-mode massage and adjustable bolsters, handy, for the many miles that will be travelled in the car. A Naughty and Nice list is also integrated in to the navigation system, apparently. What would your ideal globe trotter be?

clarencegi75

clarencegi75

Attempt to beat red light ends in disaster for this Honda!

What do you do when the lights turn amber? Do you floor the accelerator and hope to make it past, or would you depress the brake pedal and slow down like what your driving instructor taught? The driver of this black SUV probably hopes he had went with the latter.   Look what Netizens have to say of the incident...   These commenters actually have a good point, by keeping a safe distance and preparing to stop (slow down when approaching traffic junctions!), many accidents such as this can be avoided.   So, remember, keep a distance, stay sharp and always be prepared to stop, then you won't have to deal with the headache when your car looks like this.

Typicalcarguy

Typicalcarguy

This guy is preparing "Tour de Singapura" for his son. 😂😂😂

My memories of Tour de France revolve around notable cyclists like Chris Froome, Lance Armstrong and perhaps Eddie Peng (the actor who have acted To the fore) Spotted on SG Road Vigilante YouTube, we have spotted a father and son figure taking their bicycle and cycle along ECP (East-Coast Park Expressway) And here's the video.   I do respect this father who wants to train his son at the upmost perfect terrain for his son. However, according to our LTA rules. Under Rule 3 of the Road Traffic (Expressway – Excluded Vehicles) Rules 2010, cyclists are not permitted to ride their bicycles, including Power Assisted Bicycles, on expressways. Cyclists who are found riding on expressways may be liable for a fine not exceeding S$2,000 or imprisonment of up to six months. The authorities will enforce against road users who choose to flout the traffic rules. For cycling enthusiasts. There is an on-road bicycle lane to open in Changi East, It is 10km-long, 2m-wide bicycle lane on both sides. Gambate! I will be rooting for you when you and your son when you guys are participating in Tour de Singapura France. But for now, please keep our expressway free of an accident!    

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

So, who's in the wrong here? Pedestrian or driver?

Do me a favour, please watch the video first before reading past this first sentence, this way, you will understand the context of what is going on. Turn your sound on too.   41860487_462079431454648_3710982132141643689_n.mp4   Done? Great. So, the actions of the driver in the camera car. Necessary, or just plain idiotic and rude? Yes, the uncle at the traffic light did seem a little blur and started crossing the road, rather slowly too, after the red man came on. Yes, this traffic light along Victoria Street is notorious for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic, as seen in the video where people are not done crossing the road even as the red man comes on.  Perhaps let's cut the uncle some slack? Maybe he wasn't paying attention or just having an off day. Or on the other hand, he is really lacking spatial awareness and nearly got himself killed. Understandably, the driver in the camera car could've not honked so long and scared the uncle half out of his slippers. A double tap of his horn would've been suffice, plus the other cars around the camera car don't seemed to have moved off either. And also being so eager to leave the lights. Where are you rushing off to, bro?  But then again, this writer daresays that both parties are in the wrong in this incident. The uncle for not being observant of the traffic light and taking his own sweet time to cross, and the driver for being extremely heavy handed with his horn. Although the driver should be more conscious on his acceleration. Yes, this writer knows that most of us can't tolerate stupid people, but do remember that if you as a driver hits a pedestrian, it's not going to just be demerit points, man.  Like most things in life, a little patience doesn't kill, people. You would think people would've remembered that by now but no.......

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