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Two cyclists dash across red light: Are they exempt from traffic rules?

Two cyclists dash across red light: Are they exempt from traffic rules?

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Here we have two cyclists caught dashing across red light, at a junction near JCube along Jurong Gateway Road (Uploaded by SG Road Vigilante)

 

From the footage, looks like these cyclists are not wearing helmets.

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The video is also accompanied with some strong language by the camcar driver:

 Camcar Driver (in Mandarin): 这两个XX来的。人家在过马路,#$%@$!@。这个是XX来的这种人!!
(Rough translation in English): These two people are XX!! Other people crossing the road! #$%@$!@. These two people are XX, these kind of people!

Are cyclists exempt from traffic rules?

Obviously not, because LTA has already defined a specific set of rules for Bikes, Electric Bikes, E-Scooters & PMDs.

While his strong language is dramatic, I can understand the camcar driver's frustration. Understandably, it is difficult to enforce these rules on non-motorised cyclists as they usually do not have license plates, and do not have to register their 'vehicle' with LTA. The repeated honking is pretty much all he can do - as a driver on the road, there's almost no way to properly identify these two cyclists.

Here's some reactions from fellow netizens on Youtube:

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Safer roads for all.

What do you think we can do to help enforce these rules for all road users? Let us know in the comments below 🙂



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