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Cyclist thinks he has the right of way, but netizens flame him

Cyclist thinks he has the right of way, but netizens flame him

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Now this will probably open up a can of worms or two. Who do you reckon is in the wrong? The cyclist or the driver of the Audi?

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Filmed by the cyclist on 5th of July along mandai road, a white Audi A1 could be seen pulling out of a small lane and into the path of a cyclist who was doing less than 30km/h on his bike.

According to the source SG Road Vigilante, the guys there reckoned the car did not notice or did not care about the cyclist, barely cutting him off.

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What do you guys think? 

Was it a close call or an error on the part of the Audi driver? Or was this a simple case of the cyclist letting his ego take control of him and not riding defensively for his own safety?

Let us know in the comments below!

 



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Heartbreakid

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Some cyclists have no respect for other road users and often think that they have the right of way and other road users got to drive around them. Without any common sense, they put themselves at a dangerous spot yet they fail to know it other than being ego.

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Nothing wrong with the Audi's driving. The MAMIL two wheel idiot needs to check his privilege.

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1 minute ago, Turboflat4 said:

Nothing wrong with the Audi's driving. The MAMIL two wheel idiot needs to check his privilege.

Based on traffic rule, could Audi do that?

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Turboflat4

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5 minutes ago, inlinesix said:

Based on traffic rule, could Audi do that?

The Audi could still have overtaken the biker (legally) if he'd filtered in behind him. But the way he did it here was safer for all parties (maximised visibility, minimised time and space) so he was actually being considerate toward the exposed human on the two wheeler. 

For me, practical safety always trumps blindly following rules.

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1 minute ago, Turboflat4 said:

The Audi could still have overtaken the biker if he'd filtered in behind him. But the way he did it here was safer for all parties (maximised visibility, minimised time and space) so he was actually being considerate toward the exposed meat-bag on the two wheeler. 

For me, practical safety always trumps blindly following rules.

The stretch of Mandai Road is very narrow.  Bus usually fill up the entire lane.

What he did would force oncoming vehicle to stop.

The safer way is to overtake the bike from behind.  Anyway, the distance to junction is no more than 1km.

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3 minutes ago, inlinesix said:

The stretch of Mandai Road is very narrow.  Bus usually fill up the entire lane.

What he did would force oncoming vehicle to stop.

The safer way is to overtake the bike from behind.  Anyway, the distance to junction is no more than 1km.

Audi should, if anything, have done it even more quickly (bike shouldn't have needed to slow down even). I disagree that overtaking from behind is safer, especially when we consider the time, distance and visibility factors I've mentioned. 

Oh well, goes to show we can agree on most issues, the most important political ones - but still disagree on this one thing. C'est la vie and cheers. 😁

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12 minutes ago, Turboflat4 said:

Audi should, if anything, have done it even more quickly (bike shouldn't have needed to slow down even). I disagree that overtaking from behind is safer, especially when we consider the time, distance and visibility factors I've mentioned. 

Oh well, goes to show we can agree on most issues, the most important political ones - but still disagree on this one thing. C'est la vie and cheers. 😁

Forgot to add, at least people will now be sure @inlinesix and I are not clone accounts. 😂😂😂

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13 minutes ago, Turboflat4 said:

Audi should, if anything, have done it even more quickly (bike shouldn't have needed to slow down even). I disagree that overtaking from behind is safer, especially when we consider the time, distance and visibility factors I've mentioned. 

Oh well, goes to show we can agree on most issues, the most important political ones - but still disagree on this one thing. C'est la vie and cheers. 😁

Well, i agree with "done it even more quickly (bike shouldn't have needed to slow down even)."

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3 minutes ago, Turboflat4 said:

Forgot to add, at least people will now be sure @inlinesix and I are not clone accounts. 😂😂😂

If not really is kaki gong kaki song. Left hand talk to right hand.

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9 minutes ago, BabyBlade said:

If not really is kaki gong kaki song. Left hand talk to right hand.

Correct terminology is ownself praise ownself. 

Must follow gahmen ISO standard phrasing mah. 😂

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is it legal for cyclist to cycling on the road ?

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35 minutes ago, Kendra said:

is it legal for cyclist to cycling on the road ?

Under road traffic act, bicycle is a vehicle similar to car.

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Driver and cyclist both have that self entitlement mindset of they are in the right. So how?

We dont need to guess hard who will suffer the most in the event of an accident. The cyclist will suffer physical injuries and may die from it. The car will suffer some scratches maybe but the insurance payout to the cyclist may be high. So to put it plainly the driver's pocket will suffer.

This is what I think. Some cyclists are idiots.

 

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Cyclist no need to occupy entire road width, just ride on the side will do. I observed a number of cyclists cycle on the roads, with some driving abreast on one lane during morning peak hours. If this the case, I feel there should be separate path for bicycle to prevent accidents and conflicts.

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1 hour ago, Watwheels said:

Driver and cyclist both have that self entitlement mindset of they are in the right. So how?

We dont need to guess hard who will suffer the most in the event of an accident. The cyclist will suffer physical injuries and may die from it. The car will suffer some scratches maybe but the insurance payout to the cyclist may be high. So to put it plainly the driver's pocket will suffer.

This is what I think. Some cyclists are idiots.

 

Audi is wrong to have cut the cyclist path but cyclist is wrong to think that he is invincible. If any, a cyclist would likely  be missed by driver unintentionally,   like he is invisible. 

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All the bicycle rider should pay road tax and erp as well since they feel entitled to use the road. 

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The cyclist was going way too fast and was almost on the centre of the lane. He should be keeping closer to the left, in which case no issue with the Audi driving into the lane.

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18 minutes ago, Nav14 said:

The cyclist was going way too fast and was almost on the centre of the lane. He should be keeping closer to the left, in which case no issue with the Audi driving into the lane.

What's the speed limit on that road?

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29 minutes ago, inlinesix said:

What's the speed limit on that road?

Should be 50 but cyclists should not treat themselves as motor vehicles. Unless they do not value their lives in which case no need to complain.

And if they do consider themselves equal to motor vehicles in speed limits and rights, then should contribute to road tax.

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6 hours ago, Nav14 said:

Should be 50 but cyclists should not treat themselves as motor vehicles. Unless they do not value their lives in which case no need to complain.

And if they do consider themselves equal to motor vehicles in speed limits and rights, then should contribute to road tax.

those cyclist who feels entitled to use the road should pay road tax for their bicycles.

Like that cyclist can help alleviate the 100 billion govt spend. Also contribute to the society

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Audi should have treated the cyclist as a vehicle..

If it was a vehicle, would the audi have turned out? Maybe, because its self entitled..

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The Audi should have waited the cyclist to pass being turning from a minor road. He can overtake the cyclist at a later part along mandai. I would think since the cyclist is doing less than 30km/hr (speed indicator), the Audi thought he could drive faster and took the turn. Sometimes, we need to exercise defensive driving or cycling (give way) behaviour under this circumstances.

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Rickster

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It's all about civic mindedness in this scenario.

From a legal standpoint, the Audi can be considered dangerous driving because he caused another road user to slow down/take evasive action. If during driving exam, the Audi sure immediate failure.

This is just like those road hoggers on lane 1 travelling at the speed limit of 80/90 even though they are just a hair faster than the middle lane. They r not breaking any laws, but they no civic mindedness. The hogger and can be sure all those driving behind r sending their regards to his/her ancestors.

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I am surprise by the volume of subjects that can be raised in an open n shut case of basic road regulation. A bicycle on the road is a vehicle (paying road tax or not does not change that). All road regulations apply to it as per any other vehicle. The cyclist does not “think” he has the right of way. He HAS the right of way. 
it is strange that some can advocate civic mindedness to the cyclist yet blatantly ignore the fact that the Audi driver puts the cyclist at risk of bodily harm by ignoring a simple traffic rule.

How the Audi overtakes, if he choose to do so, is another subject matter altogether. If overtaking cannot be done safely, then don’t. We all learn that in driving school.

If we change the bicycle to a slow moving motorcycle or heavy vehicle, that will not make any difference to the application of road regulation in this case. Audi gives way to vehicle going straight. 
Yes, the cyclist will suffer a lot more physcially in the event of an accident. That will place a higher duty of care on cars to look out and give way to more vulnerable road users.

 

 

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Hate when cyclist cycle on the road. They never pay road tax want to ride on the road. Lj ah 

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