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Cyclist makes a bad decision on Mandai road that almost sends himself to the nearby crematorium

Cyclist makes a bad decision on Mandai road that almost sends himself to the nearby crematorium

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Why Drivers Hate To See Cyclists

To all cycling enthusiasts and pro-cycling people, this 'PBK' in the video is one reason why drivers hate you.

Please watch this video (uploaded by SG Road Vigilante) and tell me whether you feel the rage I feel as a driver.

Source: SG Road Vigilante YouTube

 

What's Happening

In this 0.29 second video, we see a cyclist doing a series of wrong things (in just 3 seconds)

1.       He's cycling on a footpath when he should be on the road

2.       He does not check his blind spot

3.       He makes a 'lane change' to the road with total disregard to traffic

This incident happens along Mandai Road, near the Mandai Crematorium (which is where he would have gone if he had been run down).

What's worse, from the cam car's footage, it looks like it might have hit the KIA Niro in front that had to do an emergency brake (the recording cuts off before any impact, so I can only speculate).

 

The Online Chatter

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THIS PERSON’S COMMENT ALL CAPS. I CAN FEEL THE ANGST.

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I also say.



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I totally cannot understand the mind of these cyclists who can just ride in their own world and disregard other road users. 

Why would one just jump out to the road without even checking if there is any traffic behind? Well I guess, these cyclists (not just this one but those who hogged a long stretch of traffic behind) probably didn't bother much about their own life or think their life are cheap. Globally, cyclists are becoming a nuisance.

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I seriously doubt most of them know what's Highway Code in the first place (if they are not a driver).

Same goes for PMDs. 

 

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