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Parallel Broken White Lines - or simple common sense?

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In the past few days I've seen motorists almost come to grief at parallel broken white lines, even when there are specific 'Give Way' signs at the junction at that exact point.  This is usually due to the vehicle going into a faster, major street without slowing down or assuming right of way.   This causes vehicles on the major road going at speed to jam break, swerve, or otherwise take unnecessary evasive action.  Or exacerbates the issue at an already congested junction.

Yeah, we get it.  You waited a while too, to get to that junction behind other cars that seemingly did not take their chances to stomp on their accelerator and stop blocking you.  You have events to go to.  A life to pick up.  Precious time to save.

But by failing to Give Way, you add to the problem.  The other direction is a major road for a reason - traffic is already moving fast, or is trying to clear a red light.  One single selfish action by you creates a domino effect that adds congestion to traffic flow, and if the major road doesn't clear, the minor road gets even more congested.   Traffic rules work because of a social contract, an obligation to do the right thing.  Something that more and more people seem to forget.  When the social contract breaks down, you get non-stop congestion on all roads, and all junctions are 'every man for himself'.  You all know the countries I'm pointing to, with perennial traffic problems.

How about we be nice on the roads for a change?

Some examples:

a) Just after front of Coronation Plaza, where traffic from the minor road is supposed to enter the Bukit Timah Road 

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b) Holland Rd turning into Holland Ave (Holland Village), where vehicles travelling East turning in at the traffic junction are blocked by vehicles travelling West trying to turn left

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c) Junction of North Buona Vista Rd and Dover Rd.  Every direction

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4) Multiple points at PIE entrance/exit at Paya Lebar

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Here are the relevant captures from the Highway Code, if appeal to common sense doesn't work for you.  Maybe some of you have forgotten, or are foreign born and have never studied our Highway Code:

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No such thing on the road, nowadays drivers dont really care on the signboard on the road, now is see who is more daring and fast on the road. Lol.

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LoL...simple common sense dont work in sgp. You first time here?

Welcome to Singapore.

Here, the mentality overwhelms all. Try changing drivers' mentality? No point wan lah. You write a wall of text also no one will bother.

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In sg roads, even you have the right of way doesnt mean you are right. Lol. Many times still have to look round your surrounding before proceeding.

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Selamat datang ke Singapura

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50 minutes ago, Watwheels said:

LoL...simple common sense dont work in sgp. You first time here?

Welcome to Singapore.

Here, the mentality overwhelms all. Try changing drivers' mentality? No point wan lah. You write a wall of text also no one will bother.

Wahahaaa....sure sounds like someone who juz got off the boat. If one has been driving in Sg for a while, they would know the following rules:

Hwy right most lane is for road hogging. Overtaking is on the left slow lane

Using signals are onli a suggestion. If drive BMW, totally exempt

Zebra crossing is for cars to speed thru

Double yellow line is juz to brighten up an otherwise dull looking greyish road surface

Put on emergency flashing lights means automatic entitlement to park anywhere

 

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On ‎3‎/‎13‎/‎2020 at 10:05 AM, 13177 said:

No such thing on the road, nowadays drivers dont really care on the signboard on the road, now is see who is more daring and fast on the road. Lol.

you are right. nobody bother to read the signboard anymore. now I fear whether I can collect my retirement money liao.

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