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  1. A video uploaded on Roads.sg of a car hitting a pedestrian has garnered over 10,000 views in a relatively short span of time. This happened at the junction of Tampines Road and Hougang Ave 1. Think it’s near the Punggol Nasi Lemak. The video might be disturbing to some - Before hitting the road, the pedestrian literally gets flung up in the air. If you get uneasy watching such things, you probably shouldn’t watch it. Here’s the video courtesy of Roads.sg How serious is it? Screenshot taken from Roads.sg Youtube Channel In the video, you can see the pedestrian gaining flight upon impact with the car. Wait till the end of the video, there’s a close up version of the incident. Screenshot taken from Roads.sg Youtube Channel The body of the pedestrian gets slightly flipped and lands horizontally on the road. It looks pretty serious if you ask me. The video cuts off a few seconds after and we cannot tell the extent to the injuries. Who’s at fault? Screenshot taken from Roads.sg Youtube Channel Judging by how nonchalant the pedestrian was at crossing the road and how the guy in white behind him was about to cross as well, we can safely assume that he had the right of way. Cars would have to wait for them to cross the road before continuing on their merry way. So this is the driver’s fault. The driver’s response time rabak As soon as the poor fellow landed on the ground, the guy in the white t-shirt rushes over to check on him. Perfectly normal human behaviour. Screenshot taken from Roads.sg Youtube Channel About 12 seconds. That’s how long the driver took to get out of his car. It only took Mr White T-shirt THREE SECONDS to start running over. If you thought that was all, nope. The driver WALKS, yes, WALKS over with no sense of urgency whatsoever. Not a care in the world and probably irritated that he will be missing what he was rushing for in the first place. What will the driver kena? Disobeying traffic signals fall under “Dangerous Driving” and the penalties of Dangerous Driving are (assuming the driver had no alcohol or other forms of intoxication): What the people say Always that one guy who brings PMD in the picture when no PMD was involved Screenshots taken from Roads.sg Facebook Screenshot taken from Roads.sg Youtube Channel I also say.
  2. A video of an aggressive Mercedes-Benz driver (who does not react well to being honked at) has gone viral. The video was uploaded on SG Road Vigilante’s YouTube channel and has since gained over 10,000 views in a single day! Here’s the video courtesy of SG Road Vigilante Using the powers of inference The video of the dashcam footage has little to no audio, but it’s pretty clear what’s happening if you use your inference skills. Image by SG Road Vigilante YouTube Channel The Mercedes-Benz C-Class feels like his lane is too slow for his liking and wants to switch lane loyalties. If you notice carefully, he starts his lane change before signalling. Image by SG Road Vigilante YouTube Channel Dashcam driver CLEARLY speeds up when he realises what’s happening and when he does not manage to prevent the C-Class from cutting into his lane, he jams on the brakes and the horn which is super uncalled for and childish. EGO, so much EGO! Does the C-Class driver let this go? Of course not! Men and their ego right? (the writer is a dude too, so it’s not sexist) Image by SG Road Vigilante YouTube Channel Mr C-Class then pokes his head out all angry like with accompanying hand gestures. He then puts his car to a complete stop on a two-lane road to get out of his vehicle to show his displeasure and holding up traffic behind dashcam driver. Image by SG Road Vigilante YouTube Channel He approaches the dashcam driver and disappears from the screen completely for a couple of seconds before heading back into his C-Class. Image by SG Road Vigilante YouTube Channel Thought that was all? Nope. He comes back with his mobile phone this time to take a video of the dashcam driver. Towards the end of the video, you can see part of a video of dashcam driver’s mobile phone. Bro, what are you doing? The kicker comes when C-Class decides to make some derogatory sign to the dashcam driver. Like, what’s the point here? Here’s what he did. You decide. Image by SG Road Vigilante YouTube Channel Want to know what this sign is? Here you go courtesy of Urban Dictionary. Does this mean the dashcam driver was a girl? If it was directed to a guy, that’s just…. weird AF! Even so, this is so uncalled for and rude and vulgar. When you buy a Mercedes-Benz If you drive a Mercedes, you’re telling people some basic information about yourself – You’re used to a certain standard of living, you like to stand out and show that you’ve got class and that you’re a confident and independent individual. Mr C-Class’ actions show us that instead, he’s a childish and petty person who would be better off walking from point A to point B. Dashcam driver, you’re no better for antagonising Mr C-Class. Here’s what the people have to say Image by SG Road Vigilante Facebook Page Pretty much split. Image by SG Road Vigilante Facebook Page So wise.
  3. A recent video uploaded on SG Road Vigilante of an Audi A4 using red and blue flashing lights to impersonate law enforcement vehicles has gone viral. The “less than 24-hour old” video has since gone viral and has about 250 shares (as of present). Here’s the video if you haven’t already seen it Video from SG Road Vigilante YouTube Colours of the law At about 19 seconds into the video, we see an Audi A4 light up with red and blue flashing lights to overtake or get past the car that was recording the video. A string of vulgarities can be heard coming from the driver. This is forgivable because ANYBODY would be pissed off if they had to scoot over and give way to a “police vehicle” only to find out that it was all a big fat lie. Screenshot from SG Road Vigilante YouTube The video then shifts to the POV of the dash cam. The footage doesn’t show the red and blue flashing lights tho, but it does show where the incident took place – Terminal 4, Changi Airport. A weak chase ensues The driver then decides to chase the Audi down (which was uncalled for but ego probably kicked in). Screenshot from SG Road Vigilante YouTube However, they enter a single merging lane, and there’s a Hyundai Avante between them. For some reason, the Audi slows down at this single lane for a couple of seconds and the vulgarity spewing driver wastes no time in honking and high beaming to signal his displeasure. It’s a good thing that there was the Hyundai between them though or things might have escalated even further. The Audi seems like it wanted to stop but decided not to in the end and drove off. Angry driver tails for a while and the video cuts off. Two wrongs, no right We did some research and under no circumstance should you be using red and blue flashing lights unless you are from law enforcement. Image by Singtech.com.sg However, vulgarity spewing driver was obviously looking for a fight of sorts with all that aggression. Just keep calm lah! Why so angry? The video is evidence enough for him to kena by the real police what? Here’s what Singaporeans think Image from SG Road Vigilante Facebook This guy sounds like he’s got it all figured out.
  4. jameskarlchan

    Not all heroes wear capes, some ride PMDs

    Your faith in humanity will be restored by a recent post on Roads.sg about an elderly taxi uncle who received help to change a flat tire by a kind soul – A GrabFood PMD rider. Image taken from Roads.sg No one bothered to help the uncle The taxi uncle experienced a flat tire on his SMRT Toyota Prius at 1 am on the 13th of November 2019. He tried asking people to help him, but no one came to his aid. Enter the hero, a GrabFood Rider, the only person to offer assistance True to his word, this kind soul comes back awhile later to help change the tire Image taken from Roads.sg But the ban? It’s been about a week since the ban of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs), and there’s been a lot of attention on errant PMD riders. Image taken from Straits Times Prior to the ban, numerous videos and posts had been exploding all over social media that showcased irresponsible behaviour from some PMD riders. These “incidents” are what motivated the government to implement the ban as they want to return safety to pedestrians on footpaths. However, the ban also implicates law-abiding and good citizens who need PMDs to carry on their food delivery jobs. So hypothetically, if there are more examples of good and kind PMD riders in Singapore, will the ban then be lifted?
  5. Is it just me or has there been an increase in idiot drivers in Singapore lately? In a video uploaded on Roads.sg, a Honda Vezel can be seen driving against the flow of traffic along Onan Road (near Joo Chiat-ish). In case you haven’t seen the video, here you go Video taken from Roads'sg YouTube channel According to the accompanying caption on Roads.sg, this happened at 1840hrs (that’s 6.40pm) Apparently, on this road, it seems to be the “norm” and these offences are allegedly committed by residents. Idiot driver? Indeed. Comments taken from Roads.sg Facebook Page But wait, there’s more! An image of yet another car going against traffic. This time from All Singapore Stuff’s Facebook page. Image taken from All Singapore Stuff Facebook Page The car in question, a Toyota Altis, can be seen facing the wrong way (notice the “SLOW” marking on the road?). This incident happened at Holland Flyover. On an unrelated note, did you notice the human at the background? I digress. Back to the topic at hand, we did some digging and driving against the flow of traffic is labelled as “Dangerous Driving”. The penalties are as follows if you’re a “non-serious offender”, which means you were not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Serious offenders naturally will have longer jail term and stiffer fines. So please, don’t be an idiot.
  6. jameskarlchan

    Eh LTA! Don’t touch my car leh!

    Call 1800 2255 582 for the LTA customer service hotline.
  7. jameskarlchan

    Eh LTA! Don’t touch my car leh!

    An image of an LTA officer checking the undercarriage of a Mazda RX8 with a flashlight is circulating on WhatsApp group chats and social media. In the image (see full image below), we can tell that this incident happened sometime at night and it's at a HDB estate. Image taken from Roads.sg Just so you know, LTA officers are obligated to come down and visit you whenever they receive a complaint about your vehicle. It could be illegal parking matters or of course illegal modifications, which is exactly what the LTA officer is checking for in the image. The best part about these visits is that you won’t even know about them! Upon inspection and if found guilty of modification violations, you’ll only hear about their visit through a letter from LTA accompanied with a fine/summon that will probably tear a hole through your *censored*. Why people want to “sabo” you If you’ve done modifications to your car and someone made a complaint against you, it could be a couple of reasons 1. They have nothing better to do and damn cb 2. They cannot tolerate the disturbance your car causes to the neighbourhood Generally when people complain, it’s because of No.2. What should you do if you don’t want people to call the polis? LTA has very clear guidelines as to what modifications need or don’t need LTA’s approval. They’ve also included modifications that are specifically not allowed. Everything else not mentioned, is fair game. Taken from LTA.gov.sg Keep within the guidelines and LTA won’t touch your car. As you can see, not everyone appreciates how loud your vehicles are. Especially in residential areas. Like, why? Louder isn’t always better. Facebook comments and feature image taken from Roads.sg Also, we aren't in America where we can own the car for a lifetime. It's just a 10-year lease! Don't need mod lah! Call 1800 2255 582 for the LTA customer service hotline if a car is disrupting your peace.
  8. You probably have seen a video that went viral recently about a woman removing her clothes in anger on Middle Road. She even went as far as pulling down her panties! If you haven’t, here’s the video courtesy of Roads.sg In the video, you can see a woman taking off her clothes in response to a man (a cab driver) walking away from her. She is believed to have done this to play the victim card and make false accusations that the cab driver was the one who did it to her. Crucial eye witness account An eye witness of the incident posted the video on Roads.sg According to the witness, he saw the lady kicking the cab. She then began chasing the cab driver, scratching, punching and going all bat shit crazy. The driver did not retaliate to her provocation. So what triggered this? There have been no reports (as of yet) as to what led to this behaviour, but theories are being thrown around on social media. Even I would be offended. At least give me $10 What happened in the end In a recent STOMP article posted earlier today, it’s been confirmed that the lady, a 31-year old woman was arrested for PUBLIC nuisance. Yeap, I spelt that one right. You can read the full article here Header image by STOMP
  9. A recent YouTube video of a lady berating a Grab driver with verbal insults is going viral. If you haven't already watched it, here's the link to the video. You’re welcome. Do note how the person who submitted the video titled it, it's important. In the video, the lady wants her driver to make a U-Turn and head towards her destination by her preferred route. The driver refuses and tells her that it's the Grab driver's discretion to choose to listen to the rider or follow the fastest route as indicated on the GPS. In this case, he flat out refused because he was scared there would be a traffic jam. We went to do a little digging and ta-dah! It turns out he was right! Image taken from Grab.com The lady should have kept her cool and Googled whether the driver's claim was true, but of course, she didn't. She starts to "play family" which was very uncalled for. Here are some of her comments: Image taken from Traffic SG Facebook page Why lah? Why? What did his family do to you? Screenshot of video from Traffic SG Facebook page Naturally, the driver gets offended by her rude comments and starts shooting his mouth off to her as well. He questions her marital status out of nowhere. I honestly thought he was going to talk about another part of the male body. The lady goes on to tell the driver that "if he represents what Singaporean men are, no one needs to get married." By now, you should be curious as to how the lady looks like. Throughout the whole video, the spotlight is on the driver and she doesn’t show her face, but we found her. Taken from balispiritfestival.worldsecuresystems.com Wait a minute. Anybody have anything to say? Of course they do! Image taken from Traffic SG Facebook page Me and you sister! If you want the driver to follow your preferred route in the future then here's a helpful suggestion from a member of the public. Image taken from Traffic SG Facebook page Very wise words. The lady's Facebook page have since been deactivated. ----------------------------------------------- Worried that you too might be an obnoxious passenger? Check out the most irritating behaviors that we face as drivers! -----------------------------------------------
  10. If you've been one of the "kan cheong" people waiting to get your Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) approved before driving into Malaysia, here's some good news for you - The implementation of the VEP scheme will only commence next year. According to The Straits Times, Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke claimed that the delay is due to the system's inability to cope with the exponential number of vehicles that needed to install the RFID tag. It seems that many Singaporeans are not surprised by this delay. It’s not the first time that there has been a delay with the implementation of the VEP and you can be sure people were quick to call that out. And some people make pretty sound arguments. Wait, does this mean that Singaporean car owners with the RFID tags did the application and probably wasted a weekend queueing up in Malaysia for nothing? Sounds about right. Malaysia Boleh? Case closed. ----------------------------------------------- Still wondering how to get your VEP? We went through the entire process so you can have this handy guide here! -----------------------------------------------
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