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Heavy rains expose deadly section of PIE

Heavy rains expose deadly section of PIE

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With the weather turning slightly wetter in the recent days, this part of the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) is turning out to be quite deadly.

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Shared by the 'good samaritans' of SG Road Vigilante, someone has been recording from his/her apartment some of the accidents that happened at the Jalan Anak Bukit flyover towards the direction of Jurong.

As we can all see, all the four incidents had the drivers losing control of the rear of their vehicles as they crest over the left hand turn. Some of drivers looked like they oversped but not every one was doing so. We guessed these drivers all lifted off the accelerator abruptly and/or had bad tyres at the rear while negotiating the turn, causing their vehicles to go into oversteer. 

LTA has made this corner less treacherous than before in the recent years but it still does seem to catch quite a few drivers out.

Other than having good tyres, our advice when approaching the corner is to maintain your speed and to obviously keep to the speed limit.

 

P.S. this corner does remind us of the infamous corner, Eau Rouge of the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. Watch the clip and see how cars go off the corner as they lose the rear of their cars in that deadly turn.

 

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I think it exposes the worn suspension bushing of these cars. Or the drivers over-inflating the tires.

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