Jump to content

A higher power intervenes when a cyclist tries to break the law and cycle on the CTE

A higher power intervenes when a cyclist tries to break the law and cycle on the CTE

unicornfloof

3,331 views

A cyclist entering the CTE tunnel suddenly falls off his bike and onto the path of oncoming vehicles but manages to avoid causing an accident.

giphy.gif

Is this the work of a higher presence in the universe?¬†ūüėĪ

A short clip of a cyclist cycling in the opposite direction inside a CTE tunnel shows exactly why there should be stricter enforcement of cycling restrictions and regulations.

The clip starts with the camcar cruising down the tunnel, when the car in front of him suddenly brakes.

giphy.gif

It is then revealed that there is a cyclist in the tunnel going in the opposite direction.

To avoid being hit by the car in front of the camcar, the cyclist suddenly stops as well, which causes him to accidentally fall off his bike.

giphy.gif

This gives the camcar a shock as he stops just in time to avoid hitting the cyclist, who immediately gets up and walks off.

giphy.gif

According to the driver, he claims that after this incident, he spots a second cyclist further down trying to enter the same tunnel as well. 

 giphy.gif

Are cyclists allowed on expressways and tunnels?

While it is no surprise that cyclists are allowed to ride on the roads (given that they follow the rules and the proper code of conduct while doing so), it is often unclear if they are allowed to ride in tunnels and expressways.

giphy.gif

According to the Road Traffic Act - Road Traffic (Expressway Traffic) Rules, any bicycle that is equipped with an electric motor and may be propelled by human power or by the electric motor with which it is equipped, or by both, is not allowed in road tunnels and expressway tunnels. 

Additionally, according to the Road Traffic Act - Road Traffic (Expressways - Excluded Vehicles) Rules, users riding bicycles, tricycles, or trishaws are not allowed on expressways, including the KPE, MCE, and CTE tunnels. 

This is because the expressways are meant for other motorists travelling at higher speeds, and cycling on these roads may cause fatal traffic accidents as drivers attempt to avoid hitting them.

giphy.gif

Cycling on expressways is considered an offence in Singapore and can result in a fine of up to $2,000 or a jail term of up to 6 months, or both. 

So, the short answer to that question is no, cyclists are not allowed on expressways and tunnels. 

Current cycling regulations in Singapore

With the Active Mobility Act (AMA) in place since 2018, it dictates a set of rules and code of conduct to enable safer sharing of public paths among various users.

The active mobility devices governed under this act includes bicycles, power-assisted bicycles (PAB), motorised and non-motorised personal mobility devices (PMDs) and personal mobility aids (PMAs).

giphy.gif

On top of riding on the roads, cyclists can also use various cycling paths, park connectors and footpaths around Singapore to get to their destination. 

The full list of cycling rules and regulations while riding on the road can be found in a previous post:

Netizens' reactions

1312304863_Screenshot2021-10-13at10_56_49AM.png.782fc5560c13d21cdd61088b7ad0a963.png

123920445_Screenshot2021-10-13at10_57_24AM.png.fb387062460ee3c4348c31fd02cb745e.png

72873692_Screenshot2021-10-13at10_57_52AM.png.4b1938cf9d7cf8563b532a24e3759133.png

Can you imagine the dire consequences if the drivers hadn't stopped in time?¬†ūüėĪ¬†More like the cyclist is lucky instead of the driver.¬†

While there are laws and regulations in place to ensure that cyclists don't enter these dangerous areas, there should be stricter enforcement of these rules considering how there has been a rise in cases of cyclists on the expressways. 

Otherwise, when accidents occur, the game of blame between cyclists and drivers will never end.

giphy.gif

 

 

--------

Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

 



6 Comments


Recommended Comments

it is perfectly ok. highly encouraged.... cycle more, drive less. 

Share this comment


Link to comment

Just hit him lah!

On the insurance claim put

I was blinded by the light when the heavens opened and a cyclist fell from heaven and landed on my bonnet!

:D

  • Haha! 1

Share this comment


Link to comment
7 minutes ago, Jamesc said:

Just hit him lah!

On the insurance claim put

I was blinded by the light when the heavens opened and a cyclist fell from heaven and landed on my bonnet!

:D

Not sure if that will even get approved but it is pretty funny hahaha

Share this comment


Link to comment
7 minutes ago, unicornfloof said:

Not sure if that will even get approved but it is pretty funny hahaha

Insurance don't pay only if its an act of God.

But its St Peter that opens the gate and kicked the cyclist out of heaven.

On no insurance policy does it say - no pay out if an act of St Peter!

:D

I have checked on this.

Share this comment


Link to comment

This cyclist here is an imbecile. Is he cycling against the flow of traffic?

Share this comment


Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Featured Stories

    Nonchalant cyclist casually picks up fallen plastic bags after ignoring red light and causing an accident with a motorcycle

    Only someone as carefree as this cyclist would care about his plastic bags after getting hit by a motorcycle. ¬† ¬† The video starts with the cam car slowing down at a junction in Jurong West.¬† As his car comes to a stop, he notices a cyclist ignoring the red-light signal and crossing the junction. At the same time, a motorcyclist enters from the right at a high speed. Unable to stop his bike or swerve to avoid him, the motorcyclist knocks over the cyclist and falls to the ground. Unfazed by the accident, the cyclist immediately rises and gathers the grocery bags that had fallen off his bicycle. The motorcyclist gets up soon after and dusts himself off. Weirdly enough, the cyclist's reaction to this accident reminds me of this gif of Jimmy Fallon. I don‚Äôt know if I should be shocked or relieved. On the one hand, I'm glad that both parties are not severely hurt, but on the other, what exactly is the cyclist thinking? No matter how empty a road might seem, it is never a good decision to run a red-light signal and assume that the road will stay clear for you. Netizens‚Äô reactions I agree! However, no matter how strict we enforce our regulations, there are¬†always that few individuals who would go above and beyond on the roads just to do things for their own convenience. ūüėāūüėā As much as I hate additional fines, I do think the root of the problem is the fact that most road users think it's okay to jaywalk (or jaycycle) if they do it quickly and with the right timing. Cyclists (and other pedestrians) who insist on crossing these junctions under these circumstances will be found guilty of jaywalking/cycling¬†and be fined up to $1,000 or jailed up to 3 months.¬† ¬† ¬† -------- Thinking of selling your car?¬†sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We‚Äôll even¬†give you¬†$100 cash¬†if you find a better offer elsewhere!¬†Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

    unicornfloof

    unicornfloof

    You know you have it made in life when you can use a BMW Z4 to house your potted plants

    This is probably one of the most luxuriously decorated¬†bus stops in Singapore. The video showcases a bus stop decorated with potted plants, statues of white elephants and, get this, a yellow BMW Z4 Roadster. Yep, you read that right ‚Äď a yellow BMW Z4 Roadster just sitting there as part of the decor. I don‚Äôt even know where to begin. Whose car does this belong to? Why is it just sitting there? Does LTA know about this? How did the owner come about with this idea? Where exactly is this BMW located? Sitting at 3 Chin Bee Avenue, the yellow car decoration is thought to belong to the company P‚Äôart 1 Design. According to the company‚Äôs social media pages, it is responsible for providing display lights for different festivals and events throughout Singapore. This includes the Hari Raya light display at Geylang Serai, the Deepavali light display at Little India and Christmas displays for malls. While this Google Street view screengrab did not feature the BMW (as it is taken in July 2020), the white elephant statues indicate that this is the exact location that is featured on the viral video. Netizens‚Äô reactions Honestly, as long as it‚Äôs legally okay for the owner to place his vehicle there, I don‚Äôt see the harm in using this car as d√©cor. It's obvious that it's not in use anymore and it¬†certainly brings more vibrance and life to the area by being a cool statement piece.¬† ¬† ¬† -------- Thinking of selling your car?¬†sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We‚Äôll even¬†give you¬†$100 cash¬†if you find a better offer elsewhere!¬†Get a free quote¬†to find out how much your car is worth today!

    unicornfloof

    unicornfloof

    Empty lots everywhere, but this LalaMove driver decides to hit a parked car while reverse parking

    Back to the age-old question - Is it easier to park with or without cars around you?  In the forum discussion above, many said that it is easier to park with cars around you.  Well, I would think otherwise. Watch this clip and find out why: This incident happened at an open-air carpark, located at 877 Tampines Street 84.  What happened? The Lalamove driver, who was driving a Renault SUV, was caught on cam reversing into a PARKED AND STATIONARY Perodua.  Oh wells. I am guessing the Lalamove driver held onto the notion that parking with cars around you will be easier. After realising he hit the Perodua, the Lalamove driver did not bother to even alight and check on the damage to both cars. Instead, he scooted away and parked at a nearby lot.  How did it happen? Honestly, I don't know how an incident like this can even happen. I mean, almost every modern car these days comes equipped with parking sensors and a reverse camera. I am assuming that the Lalamove driver: (1) was using his mobile phone while reversing, or (2) did not bother to check his side mirrors while reversing. It is almost impossible to commit a hit and run in this day and age, especially with every vehicle armed with a dashcam - You will be caught, and the police will find you.  Netizens' comments Maybe HDB has to start installing poles, similar to those in driving schools. What a shame. Same. I was looking intently as he attempted to park the 2nd time.  Exactly my point. Got so many types of cameras - Dashcam, HDB CCTVs, LTA CCTVs and Police surveillance cameras. How to siam all of them? Update: Both parties have privately settled this incident among themselves. --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!      

    thatJDMahboy

    thatJDMahboy

    Mercedes driver caught red handed committing a hit and run in broad daylight

    With almost every car equipped with a dashcam and the abundance of LTA/TP cameras, it would be silly for anyone to commit a hit and run since the chances of getting caught would be pretty damn high.  Watch how this Mercedes driver commits a hit and run in broad daylight in front of numerous witnesses:  What happened? The hit and run incident occurred along Loyang Avenue, involving a Mercedes-Benz CLC180 and a Honda City.  The Mercedes-Benz allegedly rear-ended the Honda City and tried to escape from the scene of the accident.  As a result of the accident, pieces of debris were scattered along the accident lane.  Karma Strikes Just as the Honda City driver alights to exchange relevant information, the Mercedes-Benz abruptly swerves around him to escape from the accident scene.  However, only to come face-to-face with a red light signal, leaving him with no choice but to stop at the junction.  The Honda driver quickly catches up to the Mercedes to get him to alight and assist in the accident but to no avail.  Instead, the Mercedes driver blatantly ignores him and drives off upon the traffic light turning green.  NGL, it takes hell a lot of guts and ignorance to pull off a stunt as the Mercedes driver did.  Dashcams, Dashcams And More Dashcams As I previously mentioned about getting caught on dashcams, and lo and behold, the dashcam footage surfaces on the internet. With the surfacing of this dashcam footage, I hope the Honda driver successfully claims against the Mercedes driver. Likewise, the Mercedes driver should be taken to task for his hit and run act.  You can run, but you can't hide.  Netizens' Comments That is if he gets sentenced to prison... 100% agreed. If not he wouldn't have escaped given his "second chance" at the red light. Can start by buying a concession pass already.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

    thatJDMahboy

    thatJDMahboy

×