A popular local Singer/Songwriter has taken to her facebook page to rant about cars making loud explosive noises where she lives.
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In her post, Beverly Morata Grafton pointed out in her post she has been experiencing "exhausts have been popping off like gunshots from 10:30pm and counting. And like every weekend since mid April, they will do so until 4am plus in the morning..."
From her photos and videos that she provided, we gathered that these incidents happenen along Yishun Ave 1, where Sinopec Yishun is situated at. This stretch has a speed camera but car enthusiasts are known to still gun their cars there while heading towards the Yishun Dam.
We will not go into the rest of her post as it can be a bit demeaning and vulgar. For those who are curious, you can view her post below.
In the video that was taken on the 25th of April, we could identify a white Volkswagen Golf accelerating away quickly from the petrol station before letting off some loud bangs, much to the annoyance of the songwriter.
Being a post on the writer's personal page, it was no surprise to find the comments supporting her views.
But what do you guys think? More pops and bangs for everyone? Or should we cooperate for quieter neighbourhoods?
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!
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.
To the Toyota Wish driver, good luck paying for all the damages for a rental car.
A video of an accident between an AETOS car and a taxi has become viral.
The video was uploaded on Singapore Road Accident's Facebook page less than 13 hours ago and has since garnered 267 shares!
If you haven't seen the video, here you go!
In the video, the AETOS driver makes a right turn when the right-turn arrow is in the red. The oncoming taxi was unable to brake in time and crashed head-on into the side of the AETOS car.
How do we know this? The video is so blurred!
It's a simple skill of deduction, my dear Watson.
Spot it? Just in case, here's how it should look to make a proper right turn. Now compare it with the screenshot above.
Potong Jalan siol
A few second after the crash, the AETOS driver starts shouting (to no one in particular): "Potong Jalan siol."
I always thought that this phrase meant "steal" or "walked away". Like "I potong jalan-ed his girlfriend."
Ooooh. Thanks, Smart Local!
There was no way the taxi “potong-ed” the AETOS driver because the taxi had the right of way.
If you don’t speak Malay, you might have missed this
I went through the video with my Malay-speaking colleagues, and they picked up something interesting.
At 0.33 – 0.35 ish of the video, the driver says "Kau suroh jalan eh?" - "you said move eh?". This was probably directed to the passenger who told him to go ahead and make the turn at the start of the video.
This AETOS driver damn fast to push blame sia.
What the people say
Another guy caught it too! And, yes, I hope everyone is fine as well. It was quite a hard crash.
There’s always a practical commenter.