A very blurry video has been uploaded on Roads.sg's Facebook page. It hasn't gone viral yet (at the time of writing this article) but, there's a massive potential for it to explode online.
Help me out here people. I'm very divided about this one.
It's a short 25-second video of a driver attempting to drive through a pedestrian crossing when the green man indicator is lit. This action angers an Ang Moh pedestrian and a clash of egos ensue.
If you haven't seen the video, here you go! Thanks, Roads.sg
The driver’s perspective
There's a noticeable gap/window for cars to drive through the pedestrian crossing even though you can see the blinking green man. The two vehicles in front of him went through with no issues. If it's safe to go through, why not right?
The pedestrian’s perspective
The Ang Moh pedestrian who came running up to stop the driver from proceeding must have felt that the driver was too impatient and should have just waited a little while longer before making the turn.
Clash of egos
The pedestrian then proceeds to block the driver until the green man turns red before walking out of frame. You’ve made your point, move along lah! Why need to do this? This isn't Hong Kong eh!
The driver, on the other hand, keeps saying that "he has a camera". Pretty pointless statement in this case no?
Can you see why I feel divided on this?
What the people say
Next day newspaper headlines: "Body of man found swimming with the fishes"
Probably a joke. Probably.
The injustice of it all still lingers in the hearts of many like the death of Harambe.
I guess, in the eyes of the public, we know whose side they're on.
The driver needs a better dashcam though.