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  1. "You'll know better next time" is a line I've often heard, especially after a maiden attempt goes wrong. I kept repeating this mantra as I set about searching for my second motorcycle. My first bike was a Yamaha YBR125, which cost less than $1,300 and only had six months left on its COE. It wasn't in the best condition either. But I got it because it would (and did) work well as a beginner's motorcycle. Even before I 'retired' it last October, I had already started thinking about what I needed from my second bike. Something with a bit more power so that it more easily keeps pace with traffic. Something with better tyres and suspension so that it's more comfortable. And a taller seat height for better visibility. Photo: Jon Tyson, Unsplash My requirements were straightforward, and my only limitation was how much I wanted to spend. I'm okay with a bike with six to twelve months left (since this is for training purposes), and I'm also okay with spending around $2,000. I thought finding a bike within these parameters would be a cinch, but I was wrong. The search begins Since I'm a newbie who's used to a standard/naked bike, I looked for models like the Honda CBR190R, Yamaha FZN150, Yamaha FZ16 and FZ16 ST. I kept an open mind and looked for Class 2B scooters as well, despite preferring a manual bike. I don't spend the entire day searching Carousell, but when I do have a block of time, I'll spend it trawling ads. Weeks went by. There were many ads with those aforementioned models, but none of them could meet my meagre budget. A friend suggested I search for a Honda CBR150R or Yamaha R15 V1, so I did. However, the more I looked, the more I wanted to increase my budget. The next thing I knew, I was considering machines that cost nearly $5k. Photo: Jon Schnobrich, Unsplash Instead of being excited, I began to feel the sian-ness creeping in. But if I didn't keep going, I'd never get another two-wheeler. I learned to distinguish between what was likely to be good and what was probably going to be bad. Bikes that looked decent but whose ads had been up for weeks or months were either too pricey relative to other offerings or weren't in good condition. Conversely, bikes that didn't stay unsold for long were a hot commodity. Not surprisingly, some of them were purchased only to be immediately resold at an even higher price. Capitalism at its finest. A return to reason Class 2B sportbikes are not for me. Since my goal is to acquire a Class 2 machine in 2025 or 2026, I will minimise my expenses in the meantime. If I sink more moolah into a 2B bike or purchase an expensive 2A motorcycle later, that will put me further away from my goal. Back to basics - and a $1.5k budget - then. And this time, I only looked for an FZ16. I also told myself not to stress if a potential bike was quickly snapped up. If it's meant for me, I'll end up buying it. I won't have a perfect machine given my constraints. But I know that while leaking forks might still be okay, leaking oil or other fluids are a no-no. Blue-coloured exhaust smoke in a four-stroke machine is also bad, because that means oil is being burned. The writer's new old motorbike is a 2014 Yamaha FZ16 My patience was eventually rewarded. A few weeks ago, an FZ16 listed for $1,500 appeared. Its COE is valid till November this year, and more importantly, the owner was willing to negotiate the price. I viewed the bike the same evening. Aside from worn grips and scratches on the bodywork, it seemed relatively fine. After test-riding it in the seller's estate, he agreed to sell it to me for $1,350. She's not perfect and will need TLC to keep running. But I think we'll work well together. Our first two rides have been smooth, and I hope our succeeding ones are just as seamless. Finally! The search took longer than expected, but it was a lesson in patience and more importantly, staying focussed on my goal. Now that I know better, perhaps buying my next bike, be it new or used, will be an easier process.
  2. Any riders here? I’m thinking of riding again after a long hiatus.. No need fast & furious type.. Looking at this bike (Honda CB350) at the moment 😅
  3. Cars are becoming more and more homogenised. No, I'm not saying that cars are becoming identical, but as more and more cars become electrified and more EVs come to market, they will tend to feel the same. You see, consumers want cars that are quiet, spacious and convenient, and manufacturers are giving us just that. Some of us (not everyone looks at the list of standard safety features, sadly) want safer cars, too, so carmakers are bundling in more safety and driver assistance functions. So, most modern cars today are easy to drive and have numerous amenities that cater to drivers and passengers. But if you love driving, you would have surely noticed that driving a modern car doesn't deliver the same engagement that driving say, an older manual car does. Congestion, the enemy Can you drive a manual sports car today? Yes, enthusiasts do. But not me, because it's not rewarding to drive a manual car when my daily commute to and from the office happens during peak hours. The mere thought of repeatedly shifting from first to second and second to first, with some second to third thrown in from time to time, twice a day, is abhorrent. It is a chore. One might ask, "Well, why not go for late-night drives then?" After 8-10 hours at work, which also involves a fair amount of driving (test cars), I need to rest. A fatigued driver is a dangerous one. The writer gearing up for his first ride on his first bike Swopping four wheels for two So, how can a keen driver still feel engaged? Interestingly, one alternative is to ride a motorcycle. If you've never ridden a motorcycle before, imagine this. In a car, with an automatic transmission, you can pretty much just look out for traffic and steer. Only your right foot needs to work, and you're insulated and physically protected. On a motorcycle, you'll need all your wits and your senses (including whatever sixth sense or premonitions you can muster) to keep yourself safe. Looking out for other traffic is just beginning, because you need to even predict 'car and driver language' based on how a vehicle is being driven. And we haven't even gotten to operating a bike with a manual gearbox. An ignition that needs an actual key, analogue gauges, and yes, a 10,000rpm redline For the uninitiated, the clutch is a lever on the left handlebar and the shifter is a peg below your left foot. The accelerator is on right handlebar, which you twist towards you to accelerate. In front of it is the lever for the front brake and below your foot is the pedal for the rear brake. Your entire body is involved in riding a bike, and this is especially true when going around corners. And if sightlines in a car are important, they are everything when it comes to riding - where you look is where the bike will go. On a bike, looking the wrong way could end with you becoming a part of the scenery or taking an unwanted dip in a longkang. That's more than enough to keep me alert. Risky, but that's life in general If you're a biker, you'd undoubtedly have heard all the questions about risk and danger, especially given how vulnerable one is on two wheels. Is driving safer? In a sense, yes. But how much safer, actually? To me, riding a motorcycle is as risky as riding my bicycle on the road. So is crossing the road. Even walking on the pavement is dangerous, especially if there are cyclists are intent on zipping by you. I could as easily trip while walking as I could bump my knee on a table leg (it just happened again today). If I were to analyse every action I intended to take and anticipate its danger potential, I'd literally be stuck at home, which by the way is where most accidents occur. If you think most cars are becoming staid and uninteresting, I recommend taking a bike lesson (or two). Even if you're a die-hard manual sports car enthusiast, you may end up finding the experience to be an eye-opening, and perhaps addictive one.
  4. Prayers to the motorcyclist's family. What happened? A Honda Jazz cut off and side swiped a motorcyclist at Yishun Avenue 1 on 23 July 2023, around 9.30 A.M. This sent the motorcyclist off his bike and knocked his helmet off as well, leaving his head unprotected as he crashed onto the tarmac. The motorcyclist laid still on the ground, and another rider who went past the motorcyclist as the incident took place, but stopped and went over to check on the victim. The person who provided the footage claimed to have returned to the scene and reported to the police after dropping off their wife, who called the ambulance. It is unknown if the Honda Jazz had motive or if it was simply reckless driving. Online Chatter Some facebook users who claimed to be the victim’s father-in-law and cousin have commented under the post saying that he is in a comatose state in the ICU. Others sent well wishes for the victim’s recovery, and called for the driver to face justice and dealt with severely. ========= 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!
  5. The vitriol in the comments is palpable. What happened? A motorcyclist hit a Volkswagen Golf while lanesplitting on the Pan-Island expressway (PIE) on 7th August. The motorcyclist made a sudden swerve and hit the car, causing him to flip forwards and off his bike. Looks like when an NPC glitches out in a video game. What has people in the comments riled up is that the motorcyclist was registered under a Malaysian plate, which would (apparently) make it difficult for the Golf driver to get compensation for damages as it is a foreign vehicle. Online chatter Some blamed the motorcyclist for the crash, coming up with a multitude of reasons. Others took pity on the driver’s situation, which was indeed very suay. ========= 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!
  6. This situation almost turned very gory. Watch the video to see why. What happened? A motorcyclist at the junction of Jalan Buroh and Jurong Port Road had the bright idea of stopping in front of a heavy truck, and nearly lost his life because of it. The motorcyclist was likely in the wrong lane for the direction he was heading, as he decided to rectify this by going right and stopping right in front of the truck. This was already an accident waiting to happen. My anxiety could never. And wait they did, as the video cuts to show them being the only 2 vehicles on the road. Soon after, the truck made its move. WIth almost disastrous results. The motorcyclist was knocked down, and his head was under the truck. In a miraculous stroke of luck, his head was knocked back by the truck’s wheel. Bro must have 9 lives for real. Likely driven by adrenaline, the motorcyclist was able to quickly move out of the truck’s wheels. The truck driver stopped and opened the door, but we cannot hear anything they said, if any words were exchanged. We do not have information on the status of the motorcyclist, or if the truck driver indeed missed him before moving. Online chatter The comment section is pretty unanimous in how it is the motorcyclist’s fault for stopping in the truck's blind spot ========= 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!
  7. What happened? An accident took place on 21 June 2023 at the junction of Hougang Avenue 3 and Kim Chuan Road, where a traffic police motorcycle hit a 58 year old man, resulting in his death. The police were alerted to the accident around 5.30 pm, and the two ambulances were dispatched to take 2 people to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The victim was unconscious, and died in hospital, whilst the 31 year old officer was conscious on the way. These are the only pictures available of the scene, and no information as to what led to the accident. Online chatter Some speculate as to what happened, as there is apparently an overhead bridge nearby. Some wonder what will happen to the police officer, calling for imprisonment to avoid double standards. ========= 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!
  8. TL;DR - A Honda Shuttle driver decided it was not the day he waited in line on the way into Malaysia. Unsurprisingly, the car ended up getting rear ended by an oncoming motorcycle. Everyone who has driven into Malaysia would know how shag it is to wait in the ‘cars only’ lane for what feels like eternity. And of course, as humans, we tend to always find the easiest way out. Much like this Honda Shuttle. In this 40-second video, you can witness the aftermath of laziness: So, what exactly happened? The Honda Shuttle driver decided to make his way into the ‘motorcyclist lane’ to avoid the hassle of waiting in his lane. But things do not always go according to plan - a motorcyclist kissed the back of his car, and it resulted in some considerable damage to both parties. Tough luck, my man. It should mean something if there’s no other cars in that lane, so please use your brain and think if you should even swerve over... no? At least for me, I would very much prefer to follow the crowd than to go on the headlines for the wrong reasons. That’s going to cost me my image and also probably a hefty sum of money to get it fixed… But let's dive into what netizens are saying: Oof, the commentators are having fun mocking the driver… ========= 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!
  9. Yes, ALOT is happening in this video, and the title speaks for itself. NGL, I am actually surprised I managed to summarise the entire video within the title itself. Watch it here: What Happened? After entering the AYE, a Honda HRV driver decided to perform something bizarre - he changed lane into a red Lexus ES not once but TWICE, despite having empty pockets of space to switch lanes into. During the second bump, the Lexus ES was forced into lane 2 of the AYE, causing it to cut off a Shopee Xpress van. As a result, the Shopee Xpress van had to brake hard to avoid rear-ending the Lexus ES. However, a motorcyclist riding behind the van could not react in time and smashed into the van, resulting in the motorcyclist flipping over. Idk about you, but the Honda HRV driver ought to be handed some heavy consequences for his actions. It is as clear as daylight that the Honda HRV driver did not bother checking his blindspot before changing lanes at the very last minute, which caused the accidents. Netizens' Comments Likely, the Honda HRV didn't even know about the presence of the red Lexus because he didn't bother turning his head to check his blindspot. I might be wrong, but it seems like the Honda HRV performed a hit and run after side swiping the red Lexus ES twice.... Wishing the rider a speedy recovery!! ========= 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!
  10. SINGAPORE - Guitarist, singer, TikTok sensation and now, motorcyclist - Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong has been showing he is a man of many talents outside of the office. Mr Wong, who is also Finance Minister, rode a Royal Enfield Classic 500 motorcycle as part of a convoy on Sunday (Aug 14) to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Foundation. Organised by Riders Aid Singapore, the event saw the convoy flagging off from Tampines Heavy Vehicle Carpark at about 1pm. More than 700 motorcyclists turned up at the event. Mr Suriya Kumar, president of Riders Aid Singapore, said about $30,000 has been raised so far. DPM Wong joined the convoy at about 1.45pm as they rode from Al-Istighfar Mosque in Pasir Ris to Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple about 1km away. At the temple, he gave a speech thanking the organisers for giving him the chance to ride a motorcycle after more than 20 years. "I haven't done it for 20 over years already, the last time I did it was when I was a student in America," he said. DPM Wong, who holds Class 2, 2A and 2B licences, said he picked up riding when he was a student in the United States, and previously owned a Suzuki street bike that he used to get around the city of Madison in Wisconsin. "When I returned home and started work, I had a scooter for a period of time," he said. "But it has been more than 20 years since I last rode a bike. So I was glad to have the opportunity to ride with Riders Aid Singapore this time to support a good cause." DPM Wong autographed the motorcycle that was provided for him to use during the event. It will be kept as a display piece by the dealership in Ubi. Mr Kumar said he had reached out to DPM Wong to be the guest of honour at the event after hearing from a grassroots leader that the minister used to ride motorcycles in his younger days. "We reached out to him, and we were very surprised when he said he wanted to ride a bike by himself," he said. "Usually, our guests of honour would just ride pillion so we were all very excited." As a token of appreciation, Mr Kumar presented DPM Wong with a painting of him with a motorcycle. Didn't know our DPM got 2B, 2A and 2 license. Now I can call him ah bang already. He just went from Lawrence Wong to Lawrence Wong. But after 20 years of not riding, hope he went for some refreshment lessons before going on the road lol. Before 14th August 2022. After 14 August 2022.
  11. A netizen made a public claim on Facebook about Changi General Hospital (CGH) making a false statement in his medical report in an accident involving him and a Porsche 911 Carrera. In the public post, the netizen claims that CGH stated in the medical report that the motorcyclist (the netizen) skidded and collided with a car (The Porsche 911 Carrera). Read his post here: However, in the dashcam footage provided by the netizen, it showed otherwise. Watch it here: IMG_7665.MP4 What Happened? In December 2021, the netizen (motorcyclist) was side swiped by a Porsche 911 Carrera that had just merged into the expressway. The motorcyclist immediately lost his balance and fell due to the impact of the collision. Meanwhile his motorcycle skidded into lane 1 of the expressway. The netizen subsequently sought medical treatment at Changi General Hospital for his injuries following the accident. The Lapse Currently, the netizen wishes to seek clarification from higher authorities regarding the lapse in CGH's medical report. Furthermore, to seek the justice he deserves, the netizen tagged the Ministry of Health, Changi General Hospital and Mothership in his Facebook post to grab their attention on this matter. Several netizens went further by tagging our health minister in the comments. UPDATE (24/6/2022, 1400h) Changi General Hospital has reached out to the netizen in regards to his Facebook post. They have also released a statement on Facebook. Netizens' Comments If what the netizen claimed in his Facebook post was true, CGH would have to address this pressing issue swiftly. The amount of sarcasm tho. ========= 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!
  12. https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Environment/Honda-peers-to-ride-20-motorcycles-off-into-the-sunset-this-year?utm_campaign=GL_JP_update&utm_medium=email&utm_source=NA_newsletter&utm_content=article_link&del_type=4&pub_date=20220623085958&seq_num=2&si=44594 Honda, peers to ride 20 motorcycles off into the sunset this year Japan's big 4 retire some bestsellers in response to tougher emission standards Honda will end production of the CB400 Super Four motorcycle. (Photo courtesy of Honda Motor) SAKI SHIRAI, Nikkei staff writerJune 22, 2022 23:56 JST TOKYO -- Honda Motor and three Japanese rivals plan to discontinue about 20 motorcycle models by the end of this year, Nikkei has learned, in response to tougher emissions standards to be implemented in Japan in the fall. The retired motorbikes represent 10% of the roughly 190 models available from Honda, Yamaha Motor, Suzuki Motor and Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Going forward, the companies will shift to electrics. Honda will electrify its entire lineup of vehicles by the 2040s. Yamaha will make 90% of new vehicles plug-ins by 2050. Honda, the world's largest motorcycle company, will retire approximately 10 out of 80 models. The affected bikes include popular models like the CB400 Super Four, a midsized motorcycle which has been a bestseller since the 1990s. Also on Honda's chopping block are models from the full-sized Gold Wing series, as well as the Benly scooter made for delivery services. Yahama will stop selling two models from its flagship FJR1300 series of tourers. Suzuki will pull at least five out of roughly 20 models from production lines by October, including the midsized GSX250R. Kawasaki Motors, a subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, stopped delivering some full-sized motorcycles last year. Japan adopted tougher emission standards at the end of 2020 that applied to new models. The standards will apply to all existing models in November. The rules are modeled after the European Union's Euro 5 law, introduced in January 2020. It mandates that nitrogen oxide emission be cut by up to 33%. To comply with Japan's incoming regulations, motorcycle manufacturers will need to install upgraded catalytic converters or to completely redesign engines. However, it is extremely expensive to develop new engines. The price of rare metals used in catalytic converters has jumped to new highs. Redesigning existing motorcycle models "would raise the sale price three to four times," said a source from a major motorcycle manufacturer. There is no prospect for growth for the Japanese market, so the makers will significantly shrink lineups and cut back on new model rollouts. Motorcycle manufactures anticipate electrified models will sway competitive advantage amid the shift toward carbon reduction. The companies are concentrating research and development funds into electrics. Because Japanese players control 40% of the global motorcycle market, that trend is expected to hasten the transition away from gasoline two-wheelers.
  13. The number 1 rule before reversing your car is to always check clear your rear and blindspots before proceeding. Lazy to do so? Then get yourself a rear reverse camera, or you will be like this guy: IMG_7646.MP4 What Happened? I am sure we have all been stuck at the gantry for some reasons (Eg. Insufficient funds in cashcard, problem detecting your car's IU). And that was what happened to this particular Honda Civic driver - he got stuck at the carpark gantry. After what seemed like an eternity and having no luck in exiting from the gantry, the Honda driver decided to reverse out of the carpark gantry. However, this was where this 'Bodoh Kambing' screws up by not checking his rear and began reversing. The motorcyclist attempted to 'siam' the Honda by back-paddling but to no avail. Eventually, the Honda Civic hits the motorcycle. NGL, this is easily one of the most ridiculous accidents that could occur. Netizens' Comments Unpopular Opinion: Anyone can obtain their driver's license, but not everyone (with a driver's license) should be driving on the road. 👏 Whether the motorcyclist is in the yellow box or not, the Honda driver should have simply turned his head to check clear - nuff said. ========= 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!
  14. Due to the pandemic, ERP charges were suspended for some time. With the pandemic under control, ERP charges have been reinstated with a heavier price...literally! And for this group of motorists, they decided to pull a stunt to save the extra dollar: What Happened? A group of local and Malaysian motorcyclists, in addition to a pair of heavy vehicles, decided to pull up at the shoulder of a slip road towards an expressway to save themselves a couple of dollars by avoiding ERP charges. As the heavy vehicles were oversized, they obstructed the path of other motorists entering the expressway and slowed traffic along the slip road. The cam vehicle travelling on the slip road towards the expressway was undoubtedly frustrated at the inconsiderate acts of these individuals and blasted his horn at them while driving past them. Back in those pre-pandemic days, waiting at the road shoulder for the closure of an ERP gantry was a relatively common sight, especially in places where ERP charges can be as costly as $3 per entry. However, this trend died down when ERP charges were suspended due to COVID-19. Now with ERP charges back in operation, would we witness more of these inconsiderate acts? Netizens' Comments Quite a savage comment if you ask me😰 No thank you, sir! Avoid ERP charges, just to kena summon😐 ========= 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!
  15. One common behaviour of motorcyclists is how they always tend to lane split while riding. Furthermore, these riders lane split regardless of their level of experience on the road. Watch how an inexperienced p-plate rider learn his lesson the hard way: What Happened? The accident occurred at the Punggol Exit of the TPE, involving a Go-Ahead bus and a p-plate rider along with his pillion. Many vehicles were forming up for a right turn at a traffic light when a p-plate rider decided to lane split his way to the front of traffic. Unfortunately, the inexperienced p-plate rider decided to position himself in the blind spot of the Go-Ahead bus captain. As a result, while the Go-Ahead bus captain was negotiating the right turn, he inevitably sideswiped the motorcycle, causing the rider and his pillion to fall. Luckily, the rider and his pillion did not seem to sustain any major injuries, as the impact of the collision was not great. I guess this will serve as a hard lesson for the p-plate rider to either avoid lane split from now on or be more careful when lane splitting. Is lane splitting safer for riders? Some riders argue that lane splitting is somehow "safer", While other motorists argue that it is dangerous and riders lane split for their mere convenience to skip traffic. However, I have yet to understand how lane-splitting makes riding "safer". Any experienced riders care to do me a favour and explain it in the comments below? Netizens' Comments This man speaks from personal experience☝️ The rider clearly WFH for too long liao. The rider was trying to attempt some next level shit! "Experience is a good school. But the fees are high." ========= 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!
  16. Regardless of your road experience, motorists need to practice defensive driving/riding at all times. Unfortunately, some motorists simply take things for granted. Watch it here: What Happened? A motorcyclist was riding straight as he approached the exit gantry of the open-air carpark at Hougang Mall. Just then, a white Mitsubishi Attrage began moving off from his parking lot. Despite the Mitsubishi Attrage entering the rider's path and field of vision, the rider did not seem to perform any braking manoeuvre and continued riding straight. The rider only came to a complete halt upon a frontal collision into the side of the Mitsubishi Attrage. After that, both motorists alighted from their vehicles and started blaming each other for causing this unnecessary accident. The Motorcyclist's Perspective From the rider's perspective, the Mitsubishi Attrage should have given way to him as he had the right of way since he was travelling straight. Furthermore, the Mitsubishi driver failed to check clear for traffic when exiting the parking lot. In other words, he should not have exited the parking lot as there was oncoming traffic approaching him (AKA the motorcyclist). The Mitsubishi Driver's Perspective From the Mitsubishi driver's perspective, the motorcyclist was still quite a distance away from him. Hence, he decided to move off from his parking lot. The motorcyclist should have given way to him as half of the Mitsubishi Attrage's body was already on the main road. IMO, I think this is a 50/50 matter - Both parties should bear the brunt for their actions. And may I add, how this accident could have been avoided easily? What do you guys think? Who has the right of way? Netizens' Comments Nuff said. Many netizens seem to be faulting the rider for his lack of defensive riding. I think so too! ========= 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!
  17. Does the title of this article sound absurd? Well, it is what it is. Watch the video here: What Happened? According to the lady in the golf attire (dashcam driver), she was at a red light several hundred metres away when the accident unfolded right before her eyes. An Audi Q7 performed an illegal U-turn and collided with a motorcyclist. Once the traffic light turned green, she immediately drove up to the accident scene, turned on her hazard light and positioned her car to block off oncoming vehicles. Meanwhile, the Audi Q7 driver was already attending to the injured motorcyclist. When the lady approached the injured motorcyclist to check on his well-being, the Audi driver allegedly scolded her and told her to "mind her own business" and "go for your golf". Also, he behaved aggressively toward the lady (Which can be seen evidently in the video). Just then, another female passerby came up and asked if she should call an ambulance, to which the lady in the golf attire replied yes. Moments later, the Audi driver attempted to move the damaged motorcycle, but the lady in golf attire stopped him (not captured on dashcam). What's with the Audi driver's sus behaviour? What are your thoughts on this incident? Let me know in the comments below! Netizens' Comments WELL.... At least he knows that he is in the wrong😆 Well said! What's the point of behaving so aggressively in such a situation? Kudos to all of you for doing the right thing👏 ========= 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!
  18. Every time I see a PMD on the road, a Young Punk (YP) is usually the one behind it. Worse still, an underaged YP who couldn't care less about their safety. Watch how a motorcyclist teaches a couple of YP PMD riders a lesson they will never forget: What Happen? The incident occurred at Punggol Field, involving a motorcyclist and two illegal PMD riders. The motorcyclist gave the PMD riders a short honk upon performing a discretionary right turn, most probably telling them to stay off the road. While on a straight road, the PMD riders throttled their PMDs and quickly picked up speed. They then began swerving in and out of traffic recklessly. This was when the rider had enough of them - He loudly exclaimed an "Oi!" when riding past them, giving them a shock of their lives. Caught In Action The YP in black loses his balance and almost falls off his illegal PMD, while the other YP in white crashes into a kerb and falls flat onto the ground. Was shouting at the YPs necessary? Or did it go too far? Tell me about it in the comments below! Netizens' Comments Every estate seems to have this group of boys... Don't get me wrong, but aren't the boys putting themselves in danger in the first place? They are literally riding illegal PMD on the road without any personal protective equipment! In camp shout "Where's your beret?!" at NSFs, outside camp shout "OI!" at YP PMD riders😆 ========= 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!
  19. I don't even know which is worse - the fact that the cyclist caused the collision or that he didn't check on the rider after the crash. In a video posted on Facebook just yesterday (29 March), an accident along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 shocks several netizens. In the video, the cam car driver merges towards the middle lane in the darkness of the morning hours. Despite it being a little after 6 in the morning, the dark roads were illuminated by streetlights and the cam car's headlights. Just up ahead, a cyclist on the outermost lane notices the cam car's presence and starts switching lanes. With his bicycle dancing between lanes, it became clear that the cyclist had recklessly switched lanes without checking. At this moment, a motorcycle travelling in the same lane came into view. Due to the cyclist's sudden lane change, the rider did not have enough time to react accordingly, resulting in a rather nasty collision. The impact threw the cyclist off his bicycle while the heavy motorcycle flew across the road. With his path blocked, the cam car slows down and stops beside the cyclist, who immediately stands up with his helmet and bag still intact and attached to his body. After dusting himself off, he gingerly walks to his mauled ride. While attempting to pick it up, the cyclist blocks the path of an oncoming white van. On the other hand, after being thrown off his own vehicle, the rider sits up as he surveys his surroundings. While it is not clear if there were any serious injuries, the rider remains seated for the rest of the video. Netizens' reactions The video shocked many netizens, most of whom could not believe that the cyclist did not check on the potentially injured rider after causing the reckless accident. Yes, there is a difference between making a little mistake and causing an accident that might kill you and others. Note: This comment was in response to the post's description, which reads "Careless cyclist did not check clear, filtered towards first lane and got hit by motorcyclist. Accident happened at Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Beside Gain City) at 0640H on 29 Mar 2022. Speedy recovery to both parties.". Even if the cyclist was in a state of shock, it is just disappointing to see this behaviour from him. Where did all of his compassion and empathy go? Although I don't subscribe to the feud between drivers and cyclists, I have to admit that this incident reflects the inadequacy of cyclists to ride safely on the road. Having strict regulations is not the answer when cyclists defy the rules that lay the foundation for a safe and peaceful drive. ======== 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!
  20. In most cases, a loss of traction is likely to occur when a car negotiates a bend at high speed due to the drastic weight shift in the car's weight distribution. As such, it is never a good idea to negotiate a bend at high speed, let alone overtake at a bend. However, some drivers still do it regardless, such as this BMW driver: What Happened? This incident occurred along Lornie Drive. At a bend towards Lornie highway, a BMW 320i performs an aggressive overtaking manoeuvre. He switches from lane 2 to lane 1, overtaking the cam car from the left. After that, he overtakes a lorry from the right on lane 2. During the multiple lane switches, the BMW went too close for comfort with a motorcyclist in front of it. As a result, the motorcyclist lost balance and fell, rolling multiple times on the road. May I also bring to your attention how the BMW driver diligently used his signal indicators amid all the overtaking action?! Unclear of What Happened Some netizens retorted, voicing out that the BMW sideswiped or bumped the motorcycle's rear tyre, which caused the motorcyclist to lose control. Well, there is a possibility that the situation above could have happened. However, it is impossible to determine from the dashcam video above due to the camera angle. Regardless of the incident, what is important is that the motorcyclist emerged from the incident unscathed. Netizens' Comments And it goes on and on and on.... True. What a troll! ========= 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!
  21. Jaywalking is never a good idea. And what's worse is when one attempts to jaywalk at a busy industrial area in the presence of heavy vehicles. Watch it here: What Happened? The accident occurred at Sungei Kadut Avenue, where a man attempted to jaywalk a busy industrial road. He stopped in the middle of the road as heavy vehicles drove past him. Just then, the cam car, together with a motorcycle that was riding ahead of him, approached the bend right before the jaywalker. Due to heavy vehicles around and the bend, the jaywalker was in a very obscure position. Despite applying his brakes, the motorcycle failed to stop in time. And as a result, he rammed right into the jaywalker, which sent him flying in mid-air. The jaywalker fell hard onto the ground and lay there motionless throughout the video. Passersby quickly rushed to the scene to check on both parties. Netizens' Comments Indeed. Only drivers/riders know this. Such knowledge and awareness would not necessarily occur to pedestrians. As usual. Drivers and riders always have to expect the unexpected, that's why driving/riding in Singapore is stressful. ========= 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!
  22. What is something that was not taught in driving/riding school but is so apparent on our roads? If you guessed lane-splitting, you are right! Watch how lane-splitting indirectly led to a confrontation between a motorcyclist and a Porsche: What Happened? This incident occurred at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, which involved the driver of a Porsche Macan and a motorcyclist. The dashcam footage is a user-submitted video from the motorcyclist mentioned earlier (with very bad dashcam placement). According to the motorcyclist, the entire incident sparked off when the Porsche had stopped 'very closely' next to the motorcyclist at the traffic light. The motorcyclist was stationary in between a 'right-turn only' lane and the rightmost 'straight-only' lane, while the Porsche was at the rightmost 'straight-only' lane. Upon the traffic light turning green, the Porsche Macan floored the accelerator to push out 400Nm of torque and 261bhp. Along with its all-wheel-drive capability, the Porsche SUV overtook the motorcyclist in no time. However, the Porsche's overtaking manoeuvre was apparently 'too close' to the motorcyclist's liking. I mean, being 'too close' to another vehicle is what you get from lane-splitting, right?! Both of these 'very close' instances triggered the motorcyclist to sound his honk at the Porsche driver to 'warn him about his dangerous driving'. The motorcyclist accelerated quickly and started chasing down the Porshe. Porsche Driver Did Not Take It Well Needless to say, the Porsche took the motorcycle's chase as a sign of provocation and started playing the brake game with him. According to the motorcyclist, the Porsche driver opened his car door to hurl some Hokkien vulgarities and flip the bird at the motorcyclist. Sadly, the above was not captured on video, and there was no audio recording of this. May I also point out how the starting of the video was coincidentally cut, so it does not reveal what happened earlier? Sus much🤨 Netizens' Comments Wise words. Should we have a "Top 10 idiots Road Edition" segment in the future? If you wanna lane-split and wait in the front, you better chiong when the light turns green. ======== Receive a $10 PayNow for every submission we publish on Facebook! Simply WhatsApp us ➡️https://bit.ly/3c6JERA
  23. What in the world is happening to our vehicles? In this video posted by Beh Chia Lor, an unknown vehicle (later identified as a motorcycle) catches fire and was quickly engulfed in flames and smoke. As the vehicle kept burning, a taxi driver attempts to exit the open-air carpark after dropping off a passenger prior to the recording of the video. The taxi slowly crept closer to the burning area as the witness zooms in on the huge fire on his/her device. The burning vehicle suddenly explodes with a fiery 'BOOM', scaring everyone in the vicinity. The taxi driver immediately stops in his tracks. A netizen was kind enough to provide a transcript of what was being said in the background during the explosion: Translation: *Explode* Wooh oh my god, I tell you hor, don't want to go closer then like that lor. (Author's Note: I think this guy is trying to say "This is why we don't go closer.") Mimicking an atomic explosion, the fiery flames spread to another car that was parked beside the burning motorcycle. Thick black smoke starts to fill the air, and the video promptly ends. According to the witness, the SCDF arrived minutes later to attend to the fire. Netizens' reactions While there is no information currently on what caused the fire, netizens were quick to jump to the gun and come up with their own theories. Very unlikely, but it is a plausible explanation. I don't even know what this guy is on but he seems pretty sure of his theory. Again, another plausible explanation. Finally, one netizen came forth with the most likely scenario. Others started to echo the same sentiment, hoping that no one was hurt and that the owner of the other car manages to get his insurance payout. ======== Receive a $10 PayNow for every submission we publish on Facebook! Simply WhatsApp us ➡️https://bit.ly/3c6JERA
  24. Let's face it, besides cyclists, motorcyclists are the next 'most vulnerable' on our roads. Unlike cars, motorcyclists deal with a higher amount of risks, such as the risk of losing balance and skidding. Watch this video to see how simple road debris could easily endanger a motorcyclist's life: What Happened? It seems like any other day on the PIE - The traffic was moderate, roads were dry, and the weather was great, with ample visibility for motorists to have a clear sight ahead of them. As the cam car travelled along lane 1, two motorcyclists passed him by lane-splitting between lanes 1 and 2. Here's where a keen observation is required: After the first motorcyclist travelled quite a distance from the cam car, he was observed to have performed a subtle evasion manoeuvre to avoid a piece of debris in between lanes 1 and 2. The second motorcyclist passes the cam car just then, and he is not so fortunate as the motorcyclist before him. The Fall As he could not spot the debris and react accordingly, he ran over it at high speed, which caused his motorcycle to jerk up mid-air. Upon landing on his front wheel, the motorcyclist lost control of his motorcycle, which caused him to swerve left and right before falling hard. Due to the impact, the motorcyclist ended up rolling quite a distance while his motorcycle skidded for a good 100-150 metres. The Weird Part Here's the part where I find it weirdly coincidental. Towards the end of the video, two cars are observed to have stopped along the road shoulder in the vicinity of the road debris. Here are two possible reasons as to why they were there: 1. The piece of debris was from either car. 2. This is the more likely reason - Similar to the motorcyclist, both these cars were victims of the road debris and ran over it as well. What do you guys think? Netizens' Comments Here's a big thank you to Google and the Waze community!👏 Well, that's going to be tough for LTA to enforce... This Keyboard warrior deserves a good scolding. ======== Receive a $10 PayNow for every submission we publish on Facebook! Simply WhatsApp us ➡️https://bit.ly/3c6JERA
  25. NGL, road altercations in Singapore is a common affair. However, the extent of these altercations varies from minor ones that diffuse within seconds to major ones that go back and forth, intending to provoke each other. Watch this Honda Civic's persistent provocation towards a motorcyclist: What Happened? A Honda Civic was caught in the act of intentionally provoking a motorcyclist on the PIE. The Honda Civic was seen tailgating closely behind the motorcyclist before abruptly cutting in front of him. The Civic slows down to be alongside the motorcyclist. However, the motorcyclist passes him while making a hand gesture towards the Civic driver. The Last Straw It was at this point that the Honda driver lost it. Once again, he changes lane to tailgate the motorcyclist while flashing his high beam at him. The Honda Civic driver then attempted to 'sandwich' the motorcyclist between itself and a van. In response to the Civic's action, the motorcyclist makes another hand gesture before zooming off. Sadly, the actual audio could not be heard due to the background audio in the user-submitted video. But I am speculating that there was lots of honking involved. What Did The Motorcyclist Do? TBH, I highly doubt the motorcyclist is an innocent party in this altercation. Yes, judging from the video, he may seem innocent. However, there seems to be an encounter between these two that wasn't caught in the dashcam footage. Regardless, the Honda Civic driver was acting like a total d!ck throughout the entire video. (BTW, the lyrics of the background music is a very apt message to the Honda Civic driver) Netizens' Comments With his car plate made known, I hope TP does something about this Civic driver. "Attempted murder" seems a bit far-fetched tho... The above is such an unpopular opinion that bears so much truth. ======== Receive a $10 PayNow for every submission we publish on Facebook! Simply WhatsApp us ➡️https://bit.ly/3c6JERA
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