A pet peeve of mine is when commercial vehicles (Eg. Vans, lorries, tipper trucks) travel on lane 2 of the expressway.
And I am certain this is a pet peeve of many drivers in Singapore.
Due to the speed limit imposed on these vehicles, they often cause a slow down in the lane they are travelling in (assuming traffic is clear and they are driving under the speed limit).
However, just because they are commercial vehicles, does it give them the right for passenger vehicles to "bully" them?
Watch this video to find out what I mean:
The accident above involved a lorry (cam-vehicle) and a Lexus RX300 SUV along lane 2 of an expressway.
The lorry was travelling along lane 2 of the expressway at a constant speed before the reckless Lexus SUV decided to cut in front of it abruptly.
Just as the Lexus RX300 switched lanes and accelerated, the car in front of the Lexus SUV also switched lanes simultaneously.
As a result, the Lexus SUV performed an e-brake to prevent rear-ending the car in front of it.
Unfortunately, the lorry travelling behind the Lexus SUV could not react in time and rear-ended the Lexus SUV with a significant amount of impact, shattering its rear window.
It is noteworthy that the lorry was not travelling above the speed limit, nor was it speeding, as the lorry alarm could not be heard throughout the video.
If you're a defensive driver, I am pretty sure you will have enough time to brake.
Well said, sir!👏
Technically, the lorry is allowed to be on lane 2 of the expressway. But regardless, "Yes you can travel as fast as the other cars at 80-90kmh but can you stop as fast as other cars too?" is a very valid point for consideration.
Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news, and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!