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Lorry fails to conform to red light and t-boned car at a discretionary right turn along Yio Chu Kang

Lorry fails to conform to red light and t-boned car at a discretionary right turn along Yio Chu Kang



TL;DR - Lorry collided into an oncoming car who was making a discretionary right turn at the junction of Yio Chu Kang and Buangkok Green. 

Every road user should know that discretionary right turns are the cause of many road accidents in Singapore. Hence, why they are being slowly phased out.

But, back to discretionary right turns. Just watch this 69-second shocker to see what I mean. 

So, what happened? 

The car was making a discretionary right turn and failed to notice the lorry that was accelerating past the amber light. This resulted in a collision where both parties met at the juncture. 

Such junctions are common sites for traffic accidents due to the blind spots that both drivers face.

Hence, to curb the fatalities at discretionary turns, LTA has stepped in by integrating close to 700 red-amber-green (RAG) turn signals in January 2022. With the RAG scheme, motorists have to wait for the turning arrow to become green before turning right, which reduces the likelihood of collision with oncoming traffic. (Read here to find out more: Installation of Red-Amber-Green turn signals)

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Seems like this junction has seen quite a few accidents. 


Nevertheless, we hope everyone involved is safe. 


At the end of the day, no matter how many road safety precautions are set in place, it is still every road user’s responsibility to exercise discretion and be vigilant on the road. 



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These days people don't stop at red lights unless got camera.


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Lorry fails to conform to red light 


 the lorry that was accelerating past the amber light

is a contradiction.

One is not illegal.

The writer has to make up his mind which it is.



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