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Hairdressing services are back in operation bro!

Today's post is slightly different from the usual posts as there is nothing lawfully wrong (as far as we know!) about today's subject. Published first on ROADS.sg's facebook page, road user Shah Ismail took a photo of this guy on his electric bike as he was at the junction of Mountbatten Road and Stadium Blvd.  We don't know what to make of this; maybe Monkey God, a legendary character in a popular Chinese novel, hasn't realised that the hairdressing salons are already back in operation? Check out the what others have to say about this peculiar scene.

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Near accident for runaway child at Yishun

Ever since the Circuit Breaker measures have kicked in, more people have started working out in the parks as that is one of the few things left that you can do that is not indoors.  Naturally, jogging and cycling in parks is one of the more popular outdoor activities but while we are engaged in such activities, it is best to keep a lookout for your family members. As seen on Singapore Roads safety/Roads safety.SG facebook page, the camera car was traveling along Yishun Ave 8 on 15th of May 2020 when the driver saw a child straying onto the road with his kick scooter.  According to the Facebook post, the child's parents were not idenitified in the video(might have been the man on the right with a white top). Thankfully for the boy, a passing cyclist managed to the pull the child to safety. Meanwhile the camera car driver claimed to have swerved into the middle lane while a fast-moving lorry was coming up from behind. Viewers can spot the lorry zooming past the cyclist and the kid in the video. Naturally, netizens were fast to flame the parents for not caring for the kid. The lorry that zoomed past did not escape the flames too.  

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

This is not how you keep your distance from others on the road

We know that all of us should be keeping a safe distance from each other in such times. But we reckon these guys that have been caught on video might have taken it abit too far. This video, as posted by SG Road Vigilante, shows a slow moving camera car (claimed to be doing 80km/h but it looks more like 60km/h to us) that was traveling on KPE towards TPE chancing upon a bunch or cars that were abit too keen to distance themselves from any traffic around them. Apparently this happened on the wee hours of 16th May morning and from what we can gather, the lead car is a R34 Nissan Skyline that zoomed past the camera car at a speed that seemed to double the legal speed limit of the KPE.  Its hard to tell from the video but other than the Skyline, we could also identify a few other cars including a Suzuki Swift, a Volkswagen Golf, a Volkswagen Jetta (that might have been the same guy that was charged for organising illegal street racing), a Mitsubishi Evo 9 and a couple of Honda Civics. Interestingly, most of the comments were attacking the camera car for being slow. We wonder why. On the other hand, there will always be keyboard warriors that come out with weird and silly comments like the example below... 95563179_890011821514718_986642270115562833_n.mp4

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

BMW M2 Competition crashes into bus stop

Most of us must be cursing and swearing when the alarm clock rang this morning, as the weather was perfect for sleeping in thanks to the morning thunderstorm. We have almost no doubt that the BMW driver in the following photos must be really angry with himself too! The following photos have been in circulation around social media platorms since the morning of 13 May 2020. Not much is known about the cause of the accident but the it did occur to us that this crash happened between Kallang Road and Geylang Road. The wet roads caused by the rain in the morning might have caused the BMW M2 Competition driver to lose control. With more than 400bhp going to the rear wheels, this is one very 'driftable' weapon...
   

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Two jokers trick the internet into thinking their Fiat Doblo did 200km/h

In case you're wondering what a Fiat Doblo looks like. It's a goods vehicle. Why is this information important for this story? Take a look at this latest viral video But, I don’t understand Malay! Don't worry! We translated the whole conversation for you thanks to my malay colleagues!  Sounds similar? I think they made this video in response to another video of two guys doing 180km/hr on the expressway in a Suzuki Swift Sport. We wrote an article about that just yesterday btw (blatant backlinking opportunities should not be wasted). You may click the link below to check the story out. https://www.mycarforum.com/blogs/entry/6008-someone-is-keen-to-show-that-their-swift-sport-can-do-180kmh-on-the-cte/ On top of that, the person who uploaded the video included this in the caption It's a good laugh If you didn't realise, they weren't actually speeding. The speedometer of the vehicle seems to be faulty, and these two funny guys thought that they could have a bit of fun with it. The driver's laughter made me lol more than once. That’s for sure. Don't need call polis please and thank you!

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Someone is keen to show that their Swift Sport can do 180km/h on the CTE!

Now this is not very smart. Thanks to social media apps like Instagram allowing news to spread like bush fire, you now best keep your 'bad' stuff to yourself... Check out this video of some mates videoing themselves going at high speed on our expressways in the wee morning of 10th May 2020. As seen on SG Road Vigilante, this insta story posted by n1zem, shows them going as fast as 180km/h in their Suzuki Swift Sport. Granted, the roads are pretty empty as we are in the midst of the Circuit Breaker period but there is still no reason for going this fast.  For those who are wondering, 'Naked Crew" is a local car group and they can be found on Instagram. As usual, the comments by netizens are harsh and probably a bit hurtful. 1.mp4

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

What to do with neighbours who install loud exhaust systems for their cars

If there's something strange in the neighbourhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! If there's something unbearable like the loud exhaust from an RX-8 (I think it’s an RX-8), who you gonna call? LTA! LTA takes your complaints seriously In a post uploaded on SG Road Vigilante, a video and various images of 2 LTA officers checking out the undercarriage of an RX-8 has gone viral. Here's the link to the long video (might take awhile to load because it’s 4mins+ long, I suggest skimming through the video). The story behind this Apparently, a "pek cek" (exasperated) neighbour could not take the sound of the car’s exhaust and made a complaint to LTA. The neighbour even left a note for the owner of the car. Online Chatter I can feel the passion from this comment. Very interesting plot twist. I think the neighbour will have to lan lan suck thumb, wear earplugs.  Err. LTA stands for Land Transport Authority. If you want to complain Have a neighbour with too much money and owns a car that disrupts the peace of the neighbourhood? Call LTA @ 1800 2255 582 The officers will come down to investigate in no time.

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Imagining the future with the MINI Electric

The number of electric cars are growing on our roads, and in the statistics, it shows. In 2009, there was just a single registered fully electric passenger car on our roads, according to the Land Transport Authority. 10 years later, that number increased to 1,120. This year, MINI is putting out a new all electric model on our roads – the MINI Electric. But it doesn’t spell out the end of internal combustion engined MINIs. It is all about giving MINI buyers the power of choice, with a new electric powertrain that might suit your needs. But is going fully electric really a thing of the future, or is it something that one can adopt today? I’ve chosen the MINI Electric to ponder on the possibility of all-electric motoring. Fitting range I looked back on some of my concerns, with the first being range. I cover an average of about 20-30km a day. And my routine drive doesn’t include expressways. I spend a lot of time in start-stop traffic in the city. The MINI Electric’s range is some 200km. With a fast 50kW charger, the MINI can in fact charge to 80% in just 35 minutes. Think about it. Unless you’re charging a completely flat battery, you probably can top up the remaining charge for far less time. Plus, with constant traffic lights in my way, I could be topping up a kilometre or two of my range just from regenerative braking. I could in fact go for close to a week without needing to charge if I wanted to. With the availability of charging stations now and in the future, charging will get even more convenient.   Easy chargin’ Still, charging up an electric vehicle still is a concern. As I don’t live in a landed property, and charging station access will be an issue. With more and more charging stations propping up, it will only get easier to drive something like the MINI Electric around in the future. Plus, this year’s Budget has announced that by 2030, there will be 28,000 charging points in Singapore! Until then, I can charge it at work or at home. For example, there’s a fast CCS2 SP Group charger a stone’s throw away from the sgCarMart office. The fast SP Group DC charger costs just $14 to fully charge the MINI. And back home, there’s a public charger, which offers AC Type 2 charging. The MINI Electric can take both AC and fast DC charging options. And if that isn’t enough, there are charging stations in malls. They’re reserved lots, which means even when the malls are full, you’re almost guaranteed a parking space. Some malls like Our Tampines Hub even offers free charging! But my favourite part is the MINI Electric’s pre-conditioning feature. You can program the car to turn the air-conditioning on after a set amount of time, meaning you’ll be back in a comfortably cool car by the time you’re done charging. In fact, with these free or cheap charging options available, it makes a lot of sense to drive something like the MINI Electric today. Fun to drive Some might think the introduction of all electric vehicles will spell the end of fun cars. But with the MINI Electric, that isn’t the case. One of the perks of driving an all-electric car is its instantaneous torque. And with the MINI, you get to zip around traffic with ease with its pint-sized proportions. While instant torque can be fun, having a car that responds well to driver inputs brings about an enthusiastic experience behind the wheel. There’s good news. That go-kart feeling that everyone raves about is ever present in the MINI Electric. In fact, it’s even more fun. Because having the battery packs down low allows for a lower centre of gravity. In fact, its centre of gravity is at least 30mm lower than the MINI Cooper S 3-Door. With a low weight of just over 1.3 tonnes, coupled with its 184hp and 270Nm of instant torque, the MINI Electric is the perfect recipe for a fun-to-drive city car. Clean 'n' green The best part of all this is that you’re having a fun car with no tailpipe emissions. And there’s no noise pollution, too. While electricity production is not free from emissions, it is still far less than an ICE-powered car. What about manufacturing emissions? Well, MINI also didn’t have to create a completely new manufacturing line for the Electric. The same tooling and processes used to manufacture the Cooper 3-Door is still largely used, with the Electric’s battery situated where the fuel tank would in a petrol-driven variant. While the MINI Electric is a green option now, it’ll continue to be a greener option in the future, as the government adopts more incentives and tax breaks on Additional Registration Fees starting next year.   Still the quirky, lovable MINI We love MINIs for their proportions, good looks and character behind the wheel. Very few cars can evoke the same emotions a MINI can. With the MINI Electric, that’s all still intact. To everyone, it is still most recognisable as a MINI. The only difference is that this one is quieter, and you charge it up with electricity, instead of filling it up with fuel. With its good looks stirring emotions, with a sustainable powertrain, the MINI Electric is a reasonable all-electric car definitely I can see myself driving and living with every day.  

Deeq

Deeq

'Skiing' on the roads? We aren't even sure what to make of this!

This Circuit Breaker has sure been giving us lots of funny and interesting events. I mean, we aren't even sure whether we should find this cool or silly. We spotted this video on ROADS.sg's website where a man has been caught 'skiing' on our public roads at around 5.40pm on 5th of May. Obviously the wet roads aren't the issue here as the short video clip demonstrates the 'skiier’ easily maneuvering around traffic. We reckon everyone along Raffles Quay would be either impressed or annoyed as he can be seen holding on to what looked like a pair of ski poles. ROADS.sg then suggested that the roller ski could be similar to what was worn by the people in the following photo. 1.mp4    

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

We do not encourage this, but here's how you can ride 'like a boss'

As the demand for food deliveries increase due to our current circuit breaker situation, it is only natural to see an increase in the amount of bikes fulfilling the food delivery demand.  Check out how this motorcyclist takes in a hard day's of work by riding in a relaxed manner on the road. Spotted by someone on the SLE on the 4th of May, this grabfood rider can be seen in the video with his legs crossed while using his mobile phone simultaneously. This is definitely not the safest way to ride but we doubt he is breaking any laws from doing so. That said, some of the comments by neitzens on SG Road Vigilante's page didn't agree and weren't so kind... What do you guys think? Let us know in the comment box below! 95500445_2129716763840421_303453959922408449_n.mp4

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Is it a hybrid? Is it an electric car? We test drive the Nissan Serena e-POWER!

Is it a bird? Or is it a plane? This week we test Nissan's Serena e-POWER hybrid! The Serena e-POWER's wheels are connected only to an electric motor, but that motor is charged by a 1.2-litre petrol engine, so you never need to plug into a charging port! The Serena e-POWER is a series hybrid and what that means exactly is explained in the video. But let's say you couldn't care less about the drivetrain configuration, the Serena e-POWER is still mighty impressive with the high-utility from its tailgate! And of course, being an MPV, you'd expect the versatility of folding rear seats! Julian claims this is one of the best MPVs he's sat in thus far! Check out the intensity in his eyes, he must mean it. Join us to watch more about how this car performs on the road!  

clarencegi75

clarencegi75

Local car clubs do their part to aid Singapore's foreign workers!

Here's a break from all the negativity surrounding the circuit breaker measures and our roads.  A bunch of Singaporeans have joined hands to help donate 121 drums of surface sanitisers to 44 different foreign dormitories.  According to Christopher Kwek's facebook post, many of these people who have donated are from our local car clubs, with a few private companies joining in the fun. With each drum holding 209 litres worth of sanitisers, the total cost of the donation amounted to an impressive $20,000.

Curious which car clubs donated? Find you answers in the list below!    

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Toyota launches GR Supra Tomica with McDonalds!

Here's more reason to miss your favourtie bite of delicious McSpicy. McDonalds is collaborating with Toyota Gazoo Racing to bring these Toyota GR Supra scale models with what looks like each purchase of fries or a Big Mac. (I'm just guessing from their Japanese site) And at ¥220 and ¥370 respectively, we think that's mighty good value! (Again, guessing from the Japanese website) The model appears to only be available in Japan (as you might have guessed, but we hope not for long!) but for all those that need their McDonald's fix, there's a mighty delicious video of Toyota's 'Drift Twins' Daigo Saito and Nobuteru Taniguchi going sideways around a little Macs, embedded for your convenience above. Imagine showing up to your nearest Maccies in one of these. Yeah the mad things people will do to get some fries. We cannot wait for this circuit breaker to end. Check out the scale model's promo site here.

clarencegi75

clarencegi75

Honda Vezel driver blocks wheelchair user from using ramp

This Circuit Breaker sure has many people losing their temper after being cooped up at home. Check out this incident between a uncle in a wheelchair and another uncle in his Honda Vezel.  Detail are scant but from what we can infer in the minute plus video that has been spotted on SG Road Vigilante, the owner of the Honda Vezel appears to have stopped his car in a no parking area. This in turn blocked the uncle that wanted to use ramp. With both having ego issues and not willing to give in, the whole incident nearly blew out of control with the Vezel owner nearing injuring the senior on the wheelchair by driving into him. Check out what the others have to say about this incident...  

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

BMW E34 and dashcam driver narrowly escape death with lightning-quick reflexes

A video of two drivers speeding and almost crashing to their deaths seems to be circulating on social media, Whatsapp groups and Telegram chats. Here's the link to the 14-second video.   They almost died In the video, you can see both the BMW and dashcam driver take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision with a stationary vehicle on lane 1 (rightmost lane). If they had crashed, based on how fast they were going past other cars on the road, they would have died.  Online Chatter - Pro or lucky? I'm not even sure whether to be horrified or impressed by the display of lightning quick reflexes in the video. Netizens seem to be leaning more towards impressed. Indeed. They are waiting.         

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Tribecar Toyota Wish speeds on wet road and crashes, pay come, pay gone

Happy Labour Day, Singapore! Some of us are thinking of how to utilise our pay that just came in. Then, there are jokers like this Toyota Wish driver who blows it all in an instant (and more). Speeding on PIE A dashcam video of the said driver has gone viral and here are some takeaways after watching the video. No one drives a Wish to speed. It's a family MPV for goodness sake. Don't do stupid things with other people's car, much less a rental Here's the 47-second video taken from SG Road Vigilante   The Wish loses control at the 0.09 mark of the video. Online chatter Wow. To the Toyota Wish driver, good luck paying for all the damages for a rental car.    

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Mazda CX-5 caught in flood waters!

Yes, we know SUVs are all what consumers today want. But as car enthusiasts, they are a no-no in terms of driving fun. Now, here's another example of why SUVs aren't as cool or tough as they look. As seen on SG Road Vigilante's page on 30th April, a Mazda CX-5 was spotted at Lorong Gambir going through a pool of standing water after the day's torrential rain. It all seemed fine and dandy until a photo of the car being towed away was featured. We have no idea how bad the car was damaged by the flood but judging from the photo, the bow wave created by the Mazda was pretty high and water could have gone into its intake system, causing some internal damage. We hope that is not the case and that it is just some electrical issues that caused the car to be immobilised.  We also hope the older generation Silver CX-5 that was in one of the photos survived the flood too!

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Park properly otherwise it might bite you back!

This is why we should always park properly. We were alerted to someone's posts on his facebook page, showing a BMW X6 XDrive35i badly parked at Jurong Point Shopping Center. Like what the photos show, the netizen who is presumed to be driving the Toyota Altis that is parked beside, barely had space to squeeze into his lot. The large BMW SUV had kind of edged into the page owner's lot causing him to be quite pissed.  By parking badly, and of course no thanks to the Altis driver, the BMW owner will be having lots of difficulty getting into his car.  So What do you guys think of this? Is it fair to 'punish' the BMW driver who ill-parked? Or do you think the BMW driver had made an honest mistake as it simply wanted to be further away from the lorry beside it?

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Mitsubishi Lancer and Audi TT survive one close shave!

Now that is one close shave. As seen on SG Road Vigilante's facebook page, an Audi TT failed to stop at the give way line, nearly crashing into a Mitsubishi Lancer Ex which had the right of way on 29th of April  Eagle-eyed readers would have definitely spotted the P-plate sign on the Audi, signaling to us that this might just be a rookie's honest mistake. In our opinion, we thought the camera car would have gotten a larger shock, seeing the Lancer swerve into his lane along Sengkang West Road. On another note, should the Lancer have slowed down instead of (recklessly)accelerating into the camera car's lane?  Let us know in the comments below! 94921823_310296959954310_3878032568351719424_n.mp4

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Stopping traffic like this is not a strenuous activity, wearing of masks required

While a majority of Singaporeans are being socially responsible and complying to the stricter "wear a mask when you go out" measures, there are some Covidiots who just don't get it. Let's just put some things in perspective for you Covidiot pricks. Millions of people are waiting to see their extended family, loved ones and friends come 2nd June 2020. Millions of people want to go out again without having a fear of getting a $300 fine. Millions of people do not want to hear that there has been a further extension of the Circuit Breaker. Then there are people like this The video of this lady exploded on social media and WhatsApp chats this morning. In the video, the lady walks onto the road causing the cam car to make an emergency brake in order not to hit her. There's a lot of speculation regarding her intentions. Some call her crazy. While others think its an insurance scam. But, the focus here is pretty obvious. Lucky the driver had a good reaction time. Watch it Here's the video if you haven't seen it yet (courtesy of SG Road Vigilante)      

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Road rage causes man to leave car without mask!

Another day, another road rage incident. This time round, we see a driver coming out of his Audi Q5, shouting at the top of his lungs and taunting the camera car's driver to come out of his car. As seen from SG Road Vigilante, this person (and yes, he isn't wearing a mask) can be heard clearly spewing tons and tons of vulgarities. Definitely not child friendly in our opinion! Of course, the video, which was shot a week ago on 20th of April, only shows one side of the whole incident. We have no idea what caused the man in the SAF Infantry singlet to be so worked up. On another note, we can't help but be reminded of the Grab rider bubble tea incident that happened last week...  

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

This i30 driver reckons he is one of Osaka's street racers!

This video has gone viral among the car enthusiasts community in Singapore.  A white Hyundai i30 has been filmed by the camera car's passenger showing the Korean car cutting across lanes recklessly with signaling along the SLE. Obviously trying to taunt or block the camera car (an Audi), we have no idea what is the story behind this incident as the video does not come with any audio. The video lasts for 30 seconds and could well have been going on for sometime. We hope nothing bad comes out of this road rage incident. P.S. Dear Hyundai driver, maybe you should watch less video clips on Youtube about Osaka's infamous street racers... ef6b0a0d-6339-4962-9dda-e287bb98811c.MP4

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

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

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

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

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

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

clarencegi75

clarencegi75

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

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

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

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

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

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

Kudos to our Special Operation Command for stopping this cyclist!

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

chitchatboy

chitchatboy

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