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  1. While it is gracious to filter left or give way to allow any ambulances with sirens blaring to rush to their destination on lane 1, what would you do if you encounter a private ambulance without any blinkers/sirens on and is tailgating you on Lane 1? Is there a loophole somewhere that allows private ambulance drivers to cruise on Lane 1? Feels like there is some sort of 'entitlement' for them to use Lane 1 even when there is no blinkers/sirens.
  2. This is one of the worse acts to be committed on the roads. Note: Video is taken off Youtube. Further description from the video poster appended: Published on Mar 15, 2013 14 Mar 2013 - This blue Honda Airwave simply refused to give way to an ambulance, despite the persistent sirens, lights and high beams. The ambulance had to force its way through on the left eventually.
  3. Today is the 1st time I am so involved with an traffic accident (don't worry, I am not hit or affected in anyway). I just crossed the road, walking away from the T-junction between Boon Lay Way and Jurong West Central 2, when I heard a loud bang behind me. Turning around and I saw a Toyota Altis mounting the kerb and moving onto the walkway next to it. A few meters away on the extreme right lane of the road, a Honda Fit Hybrid came to a abrupt stop against the kerb, with fume coming out from it bonnet. I immediately headed towards the Altis, which was closer to me, to check out the occupant in it. The driver stepped out of his car, filled with white smoke from the airbags activation, and immediately seated on the walkway, appearing dazy. I asked if he is ok, whether he need any assistance, etc. By then, many onlookers started to crowd around the car, taking photos and kaypoing. I asked if anyone has called the police and all kept quiet. So I dialed 999 and report the accident to the officer on the phone (I will share the details later), and request for ambulance to be dispatch (as one foreign worker pointed out to me that the other driver might need assistance). After asking the onlookers to clear away from the driver, I ran cross road to check out the occupant of the Fit. The driver limped out of his car (again, it was filled with white smoke from the airbag activation) and half laying against the kerb, complaining of chest pain and breathing difficulty. I told him to try breathing in harder and that he should lie down if he is feeling really uncomfortable. I called 999 again, to update them the conditions of both drivers, and was told ambulance is on the way (that is fast, as everything happened within just ~2 min). By then, 2 foreign workers came forward to offer bottled water to the driver, which I stopped them, for medical reasons, but the driver still proceed to take a sip of it, before I manage to snatch it away, explaining to him of the medical implication (of get choked and such).
  4. ChaosMyth

    Ambulance Parking

    Recently there's been a bit of viral debate after a Hope Ambulance took up two lots outside Sheng Siong for their team to pack some food. A member of the public submitted a footage to SG Road Vigilante. Well there's a few camps for this. I'm on the side of... it's an emergency vehicle, I believe our society can afford to give and take, u never know when we'll need their help. These people work tirelessly to save lives. Since they're not blocking anyone n there are so many lots available let's just be more tolerant. If the cam driver is so triggered he could have gone up to the ambulance driver n asked him politely to park. Granted, since there's no emergency they should have parked properly but for me personally I think its ok for them to receive that little bit of privilege/tolerance for that short 5 to 10 mins. Here's another incident that happened in the UK. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/07/outrage-after-uk-ambulance-officer-issued-parking-ticket-for-parking-on-yellows-lines.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvKmrR5wKic What's your take on this?
  5. Does anyone know how & when should an ambulance, fire truck, police vehicle(bike or car), use its lights and sirens? Just lights? just sirens? Just sirens and lights at the same time? If anyone knows where to get this information pls advise and post the link here. It would help many motorist to have a clear idea of whether they should yield to the emergency vehicle or it is ok to proceed as per normal.
  6. Was to send my MIA who is wheel chair bound for medical checkup this morning at 0755hrs when a private ambulance was blocking the only ramp at the entrance from the car park to the lift landing. The driver of the ambulance was very very very selfish, incorrigible attitute, and his incriminate parking causing inconvenient to others (myself and another family who's mother also in wheel chair) in using the ramp to go to our vehicles. The driver came down with one patient on their strectcher and I questioned him why can't he park in an orderly manner and he can use the handicap lot beside. The ambulance attendance (indian guy) shouted that this is am ambulance and he has the right to park as they are attending to cases..... I returned his anger with evenly loud voice that even this is an ambulance, they should park in a proper lot rather than parking in such manner that cause inconvenient to other users. (Please see the pictures to understand my point of view. My MIA in picture 1 partly hidden) He than reply my question with "You can call 999 and call the police here. Police say that when they are on call, they can park anyhow"........ What an idiot he is to reply to me in such manner for what I know that private ambulance are for non emergency cases only. Since he had challenge me with his rights, I will write to the proper authorities (TP, HDB & LTA) to clarify the right to park in proper manner at HDB car park for ambulances..... You challenge the wrong guy......
  7. SINGAPORE - All they wanted was a way to send their 92-year-old mother to the hospital. The Chngs called the 1-777 Non-Emergency Ambulance Service (NEAS) last month. An ambulance operator quoted them $180 and some additional charges for the trip. But at the end of the 30-minute ride from their home in Choa Chu Kang to Singapore General Hospital, the family was hit with an $800 bill. Some of the add-ons on the bill included $150 for oxygen, $80 for bandages and $200 for painkillers. The private ambulance operator, Singapore Medical Care Training and Services (SMCT), has since been suspended by the NEAS Quality Committee. The Ministry of Health said it had received eight complaints, including the Chngs', since SMCT joined the NEAS network on Feb 8. It is understood that most of the complaints were about overcharging. The Chngs' mother, Madam Lim Soon Oh, had a fall at home the day before and the pain was causing her to skip her meals and medicine. Worried, her three sons decided to send her to the hospital for a checkup on May 10. Mr Edwin Chng, 56, an engineer, needed an ambulance as his mother could not get into a car or taxi as her fall prevented her from bending her knees. When the vehicle arrived, the paramedic told the family that the mother needed painkillers. On the ride to the hospital, paramedics put her on an intravenous (IV) drip and administered oxygen. They also placed two bandages on her knees. One of her sons, Mr Jason Chng, 53, said he did not think of questioning the ambulance attendant or to find out the cost of the various treatments. Their brother, Mr David Chng, 66, a chauffeur, went along with the ambulance. He said: "They showed me a list, everything was a minimum of $10, $20. We thought that since they are professionals, they should know what they are doing. We didn't want to stop them... After all, we want the best for our mother. I thought that at most, it would cost $400." Despite the shock of the bill, they decided to pay up because Mr Edwin Chng's and his mother's identity cards were with the ambulance staff. "All we wanted was to transport my mum to the hospital, any additional treatment she needed could be provided by our family doctor, or even the hospital," said Mr Jason Chng. When The New Paper contacted SMCT in early June, its spokesman said: "We are a private emergency ambulance operator with no subsidy or third party support or funding. Our charges may appear to be high as they are non-subsidised... In our view the charges are most reasonable. "Other operators may be cheaper as they have low overheads and low expenses." Besides ambulance services, SMCT provides home nursing services and is an accredited training centre, which provides first aid and medical training for medical personnel and the public, according to its website. They have a total of five ambulances, according to the Singapore Civil Defence Force's (SCDF) website. The 1-777 scheme was started in 1998 for those who require ambulances for non-emergency cases. There are 20 private ambulance operators registered in the scheme. There is a list of the operators and charges on the SCDF website. Mr Jason Chng felt that his family has been penalised for being considerate. "We saw our case as non-urgent and called 1-777. The price is ridiculous for a transport of a non-emergency patient to the hospital." The Chngs' $800 bill Emergency call $180 Oxygen $170 IV drip $150 Bandages $80 Painkillers $200 Miscellaneous $20
  8. A driver was caught on video blocking an ambulance on the right lane of the Pan Island Expressway for five minutes. The ambulance was rushing a 45-year-old woman in critical condition to hospital. The Hyundai Matrix refused to give way despite the ambulance's sirens and even braked suddenly at one point, forcing those in the ambulance to be thrown forward ...video
  9. Thaiyotakamli

    Ambulance Do Get Lost

    Hope this wont happen in Singapore My baby died after ambulance driver got lost TWICE, took three times as long to arrive and went the wrong way to the hospital A baby died after an ambulance driver on her first shift struggled to find the child’s home – and then took a wrong turning on the way back to hospital. Amy Carter called 999 after her three-month-old daughter Bella suffered a fit and stopped breathing. But the ambulance took nearly half an hour to reach them because the driver – who was relying on a satnav – got lost. Fearing the same thing could happen on the way to hospital, the frantic mother yelled directions from the back of the ambulance, but the driver went round a roundabout twice before taking a wrong turn. When three-month-old Bella Carter suffered a fit and stopped breathing, her mother Amy frantically dialled 999. But the ambulance crew failed to arrive for 26 minutes and she was dead upon arriving at hospital By the time they arrived at hospital, Bella had not been breathing for nearly an hour and was pronounced dead. Last night, Miss Carter, 24, of Thetford, Norfolk, said: ‘If they had got to her in time she would be alive today.’ More...Father-of-three died after doctors mistook aneurysm for heartburn and sent him home with Gaviscon Two in three new mums feel 'let down' by the NHS: Shortage of midwives means some women get more postnatal visits than others She said that when she called the ambulance, she gave clear instructions that they lived in a new house, in case that led to problems finding it. The ambulance took 26 minutes to arrive – more than three times the target response time. On their way to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, Miss Carter gave directions from the back of the ambulance. The ambulance driver attending to Bella - on her first-ever shift as a paramedic - then took a wrong turning on the way to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds She said: ‘They had a satnav, but it was taking them the long way round. Anyone who knows the area would know to go on the bypass. ‘I was shouting directions, but it was like I wasn’t even there.’ The grieving mother said when she had called the ambulance on two previous occasions, unrelated to Bella’s fit, paramedics arrived in minutes. Miss Carter, who lives with her lorry driver partner Scott Hellings, 24, said: ‘The people who were meant to help failed Bella. I live on a new development, but I gave the operator clear instructions. By the time the ambulance arrived at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, Bella had stopped breathing for nearly an hour and there was nothing doctors could do to save her ‘It is not hard to find and they had managed it twice before.’ She said she had told them all the doors to the house were open so she could remain upstairs with her sick child when they arrived. Bella's mother Amy Carter is devastated by the loss of her daughter ‘But the paramedics just kept ringing and ringing on the bell,’ she said. ‘I didn’t want to leave Bella, but I had to abandon her and run down and back up two flights of stairs to let them in.’ Miss Carter claims the crew then made jokes instead of devoting all their attention to her daughter. She said: ‘They just talked about what they did at the weekend and complained about their knees and being old when they knelt down on the floor. I don’t think they knew how to deal with me.’ Miss Carter, who has a son aged four, said her daughter’s death has left her so distressed that she is unable to see other babies. ‘I would not wish this pain on my worst enemy,’ she said. ‘Two of my family members have just had babies and I have not been able to go and see them.’ Ambulance bosses have met the family and admitted failings in the tragedy, which happened on March 11. Local Tory MP Elizabeth Truss said: ‘For the ambulance to take so long to arrive is of serious concern.’ The East of England Ambulance Service Trust last night declined to comment. An inquest has been opened and adjourned. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2318240/Baby-girl-died-ambulance-staff-using-satnav-got-lost--taking-THREE-times-long-arrive--took-wrong-road-hospital.html#ixzz3BQIjrKpN Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  10. Incredible. GVGT. German motorists apparently stopping their vehicles by the sides, some even out of the roads to give way to an ambulance with sirens on. Don't think we can progress till this stage. Bro Kiadaw you witnessed before? From STOMP: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sg...ke_way_for.html Posted on 12 Apr 2013 Would this happen here? See how German motorists make way for ambulance There's an accident on this German expressway, and an ambulance is en route to the scene. Would Singaporean motorists be this quick to give way? The video showing an ambulance responding to an accident is being circulated on Facebook. Instead of having to weave through intervening traffic however, the ambulance driver has a straight drive to the scene of the crash -- because other motorists have pulled over to give way. Even heavy vehicles have moved out of the path of the accident as best as they can, in order to allow the ambulance to pass. The video has led to people of different nationalities questioning if people in their own countries would have been as courteous as these German motorists.
  11. BabyBlade

    Ambulance driver with fake license?

    How can we allow foreigners carrying fake licenses to be driving an ambulance? Or rather... to be driving in Singapore at all? What a lapse. I'm starting to think there are perhaps many more such "fake license" drivers on our roads. http://therealsingapore.com/content/foreig...se-fake-license
  12. From STOMP: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sg..._ambulance.html Posted on 27 Jun 2012 Woman strips naked after hitting cyclists and prevents ambulance from leaving A woman knocked down a mother and daughter in Shandong province last Sunday (June 17). When the ambulance arrived, the female driver stripped naked and and laid down on the road to block the paramedics from sending the victims to the hospital. The daughter was pronounced dead at the hospital while the mother was left in a critical condition. The driver, Mrs Zhang, was said to be a lecturer at a local junior medical college, specialising in Traditional Chinese medicine and used to teach anatomy and psychiatry. Ironically, witnesses talked about how emotionally unstable she was before and more so after the accident, being rough to her own injured mother who was in the car with her at the time. The article was contributed by the STOMP Team.
  13. sometime the ambulance doesn't seem to be in urgency... they drive slowly on the slow lane but yet, both light on the top and the front are beaming...can I overtake or give way?
  14. The victim went to a hawker centre for lunch but slipped and fell. Several bystanders tried to help but couldn't get the guy back on his feet. Ambulance crew arrived, gave first aid but couldn't lift him onto ambulance. SCDF eventually used 8 firemen to load him onto a lorry. 200公斤古董商小贩中心突然瘫倒地上,抬不上救护车,民防出动8消防员,利用载客罗厘将他紧急送院。 宏茂桥31街第341座小贩中心发生一起罕见事故。一名体重超过200公斤的古董商(33岁),昨天下午和父亲一同前去吃午餐。父子俩吃完肉骨茶时,古董商相信是地滑失衡,他使力稳住身体却导致左脚抽筋,整个人跌坐地板,跟着横躺地上,怎么都爬不起来。 事故发生在下午2时45分左右,惊动不少人,好几条大汉赶紧上前帮忙,众人出力出到脸青青,但就是无法将古董商扶起。 眼看古董商不断雪雪呼痛,有人担心出事,于是拨电话传召救护车。 据了解,民防部队的救护车赶到现场后,救护人员马上检查他的情况,给予适当的救护,但他们很快发现搬不动他,于是寻求支援。摊贩告诉《联合晚报》,民防后来派了一辆红犀牛轻型消防车和一辆载送民防学员
  15. Jesmond Ching. Check out his facebook. 25 year old young punk Sales executive only want to drive WRX - Plate SJB 13xx red colour. I am not sure if he has sold it but I have seen this young bastarx driving like s--t when we met at PIE. No signal, tailgating, speeding at over 130km/hour and weaving in and out of traffic. Even showed my friend a middle finger once when my friend was travelling at 70km/hour on left most lane in Bukit Batok and he think my friend is wasting his time. Losers like this boy Jesmond Ching should be jailed. His father worse, like father like son. Father is a storeman cum driver and yet behave like a millionaire Ok where will his car be parked from now on? Lets check it out. Should not be in Bukit Batok.
  16. Ahtong

    Road hogging ambulance

    Ambulance is on lane 1 of expressway doing a consistent 80kmh. Lights are flashing but no siren. There is at least 10 car lengths between ambulance and front car. Can chiet or not?
  17. Road bully blocks ambulance, patient dies An orange-coloured Smart car failed to give way even after the ambulance's driver honked and flashed the front light. -The China Post/ANN Sun, Dec 26, 2010 The China Post/Asia News Network A CAR driver was accused yesterday of failing to give way to an ambulance carrying a seriously sick old woman to the Cardinal Tien Hospital in Xindian District of Xinbei City on Friday evening, according to the Xindian fire division. The fire division dispatched an ambulance to Zhongxing Road of Xindian District at 6.21 pm to rush an 86-year-old woman surnamed Yu, who was in a critical condition and almost showed no vital signs, to the hospital. But when the ambulance reached the intersection of Beixin Road and Dafeng Road, one orange-coloured Smart car failed to give way to the ambulance, even after the ambulance's driver honked and flashed the front light. Instead, the private car driver once attempted to brake, making the ambulance almost "kiss" the small car. Finally, the private car stopped by the roadside, but the driver rolled down the window and showed the middle finger toward the ambulance to vent his anger over being forced to give way. Outraged by the unfriendly gesture of the car driver, the ambulance officer, after sending the patient to hospital, filed an accusation with the police station against the private car driver on charges of obstructing the implementation of public duty. The police station will ask the car driver to explain his behavior in the case. Link
  18. After reading how that rex tailgate a container again... i think i really respect Broker T
  19. http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,233890,00.html? Why would anyone be like him?
  20. if he really lay hands on the WRX driver...he sure win man...
  21. Gabriel

    SCDF ambulance QX 46wu2

    wish to relate and incident which took back juz barely an hour back. was on my way home from work on tampines avenue 9 towards ave 12. there was this scdf ambulance ..number plate mentioned above he was going at a speed of 50km/h on lane 2. and me was behind him at first. saw no traffic in front of him. and there was a van in front of me turning into st.72 so me thought..juz get in front of the ambulance and carry on from there... since he was going at 50km/h..i repeat once again. but noe what is the best part. when me reached the next traffic light.. he blasted his sirens at me .. me of course couldnt be bothered...it was red light in front..wad can me do but wait for green light. and there happened to be this van on my rite..yah..maybe it was the van me thought was turning right but which din make the turn..me not sure but that is not impt..coz the pple in that van thought me was inconsiderate by blocking the ambulance ok..lights turned green...me went off...all fuming inside of coz... then at the next traffic light..me wound down the window..asked the ambulance driver ... wad he wan..and shouted out loud..'u sure u are in an emergency or not' piangz...i mean wtf lor...he continued hogging with the blinkers on after dat... i mean..wad is the mentality of ambulance drivers these days.. u on blinkers...and u wanna chiong ..that is fine with me...coz that is ur job... but knn..u on blinkers..then road hog..then blast horn at pple at traffic lights when they cut in front of u from a distance of 200m or more... do they realli think they own the road anyway..me feedback to scdf..but not sure useful or not.. or is there anyway to make sure me get a reply..any bros can help here's wad me wrote btw : Subject: Emergency Ambulance Service Feedback: I wish to feedback on an issue regarding the ambulances of scdf, particularly the one i met just now along tampines avenue 9 towards sunplaza park. there was this ambulance QX 4652 going at a pace of 50km/h with blinkers on, thinking that this was just a case of forgetting to switch off the blinkers on the driver''s part..me proceeded to filter right in front of him as there was still a distance of 200m or more befor the traffic light and there was a van on my right going at an equally slow speed... But 10seconds after reached the traffic lights, i heard the siren of the ambulance coming from the one me had met earlier. Sir, i do not understand the attitude of this particular ambulance driver and maybe you could explain to me. As far as me understand, if the blinkers or siren are on, the ambulance has every right to travel fast so long as it is within safety considerations to the road users and those inside ambulance.. So what me do not get it that. Why on blinkers if he wants to go slow. and why blast sirens at innocent civilians who had no idea that an emergency situation was on hand coz there definitely was no sense of emergency judging from the way he was driving. Are ambulance drivers trying to send a message that as long they on the blinkers, or blast horns at other road users , we have to give way though fully knowing the ambulance driver has the intention to road hog or be a road bully. Could the authorities kindly explain the action of this particular ambulance driver.cause me find it uncalled for. There is a last part which me left out. This ambulance driver continued hogging the road after the lights went green. Me have upmost respect for the men and officers of the SCDF as me have relatives in high positions who once served there but this incident saddens me and me hope something can be done.
  22. April 7, 2008 Cyclist, hit by private ambulance, dies A 27-YEAR-OLD Malaysian cyclist died after he was hit by a private ambulance at the junction of the Central Expressway (CTE) and the Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 on Sunday morning. The ambulance was exiting the CTE at about 9am and hit the cyclist who was riding across a signalised pedestrian crossing. The impact threw the cyclist off his bicycle. He sustained serious injuries and was taken unconscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he was declared dead half an hour later. There were no patients in the ambulance at the time and the 21-year-old driver was unhurt. Witnesses can call the Traffic Police hotline on 1800-547-1818. http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/...ory_224722.html
  23. from my office, saw many patrol cars (at least 5), red car, maybe fire engine?? & ambulance, near golden landmark hotel...whaz up????
  24. Dipstick

    Humping in an Ambulance......

    Must be an "emergency", I suppose. The stomper heard moans and groans from the parked ambulance. Shortly after that, a woman and one/two men were seen exiting the ambulance. Those people must have been having an orgy inside...... air/con, comfy bed, disinfectant etc all for free. What next I wonder...... humping in a hearse or dump truck? http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singapor...nt.jsp?id=13467
  25. Hi bro and sis here. Just to share a incident which I encountered this morning. As drawn in a diagram, I was driving along this straight road with another vehicle about 2-3 car lengths behind me. I saw that traffic lights are green, so I just proceed as per normal. An ambulance with flashing lights was in opposite direction and intend to turn right into a slip road. But in ambulance's direction, there is a 'no right turn allowed' sign. All this while, I did not notice ambulance. Also, I didn't expect it to suddenly try to turn right in front of me. Luckily, I reacted fast enuf to prevent an accident(to extent of almost jamming my brakes!) with slight tap on horn as alert warning. Luckily veh behind me was not following too close. Anyway, if ambulance wanted to turn right, it can do so at next junction with U-turn. I understand ambulance has right to break traffic rules. I am willing to give way, but in this scenario, do u think I should give way or not? Is it safe to give way? All opinions welcome! Incident.bmp