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  1. TL;DR – A Mitsubishi Lancer and a Volkswagen Scirocco were caught on camera speeding along the CTE and overtaking other vehicles using the road shoulder. Unfortunately for one of the two idiots, one of them hit a BMW X3 in the process and went full turtle, causing a 2-hour long jam in its wake. Lancerlution – It’s the term people use to refer to Mitsubishi Lancers trying their best to be EVOs (like this gum gong gia or a Lancer driver) Multiple angles of this incident found itself uploaded on SGRV’s FB page. Watch it all below: VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 What happened? In the first video you can see the close up of the accident. The cam car is very lucky to have avoided the repercussions of the Lancer and Roc driver’s stupidity. In the second video you can see the build up leading up to the accident + the footage from the first video + some aftermath shots. Online Chatter Is that a fact? Good control but bad luck. I actually did not catch that! ========= 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!
  2. Last Sunday night 21 August, I saw on the traffic cam that there was a MASSIVE traffic jam returning to Singapore on the JB side. The Causeway was clear so the bottleneck is the JB Custom. The jam according to Waze extended past Taman Pelangi on the EDL side and past Century Gardens on the Tebrau Road. If you are familiar with JB you will realize how massive it was. Anyone know the cause? Did the JB Immig system crash or all the officers go on strike? It was crazy. It must have taken people 6-8 hours to clear. Anyone caught in that Jam and can shed light on what is the issue?
  3. TL;DR – A Subaru Legacy recklessly speeds through morning traffic and weaves through tight pockets of space between cars. Ends up side swiping a Toyota Wish causing a jam on the PIE during morning rush hour. It’s 8am and you’re on the way to work. The morning traffic is not too bad and you look like you’ll make it to the office with little to no hiccups. But, life is funny and loves to throw you a curve ball every now and then. In this case, it’s in the form of a Subaru Legacy with a driver that has shit for brains. Watch the viral video here: Crazy driver This minute and a half (ish) video starts by throwing us straight into the action. A Subaru Legacy with a roof pod comes charging in from the left side of the cam car and can be seen aggressively switching lanes. It then hits a car, loses control and comes to a halt at lane 1. Is there a profile for roof pods? I don’t know about you readers but most of my friends who are considering to install roof pods or already have roof pods installed are married men with kids. Roof pods can give your car an additional 300 to 600 litres of cargo space - Which is space you’ll need especially if you have children. And as you can see from a quick search on Google, some of them don’t come cheap. Really hope the driver’s children were not in the car though. Sway la, the Wish An image of the damage to the Wish was also uploaded along with the video. I’m pretty sure it was more than the Wish but the video footage of impact is quite blur and it happened really quickly. There seems to be another stationary car on lane 1 (besides the idiot) that was affected by this incident. Online Chatter Somehow the PIE happens to be prone to traffic jams for some reason. Not to mention the driver’s “maybe” children in the car. Yeah lo. ========= 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!
  4. An Audi A3 driver makes a terrible decision in the middle of the SLE expressway and gets shamed for it. That's right guys, you read the video title correctly. In the video, a cam car cruises down the first lane of the expressway when suddenly, the grey Toyota Vios in front of him abruptly brakes. This causes the cam car to hit his own brakes as well to avoid rear-ending the Vios. As expected, the sudden braking of both vehicles leads to a motorcyclist almost hitting the grey Vios as he performs a lane split. Puzzled over the sudden braking, the cam car eventually makes it further down the expressway, only to find a stationary red Audi A3 in the middle of the first lane. The owner can be seen climbing over the divider to retrieve something of his before running back to his precious car. This causes the cam car driver to let out an audible exclamation of "Walao eh!", which voices his disapproval at the Audi driver's inconsiderate actions. Why did the Audi driver stop his car in Lane 1? The A3 driver stopped his car in the middle of the first lane to retrieve this: Yep, that's right - a mirror cover. For those who are unfamiliar with these, a mirror cover covers the back and over of a car's side view mirrors. Its purpose is to protect the mirrors from dirt and debris coming up off the road, as well as to contribute to its aesthetic features. While it is rare for mirror covers to suddenly fly off while you're driving, it's possible for it to happen when one or more of the connection points on the cover is bent or broken. Although it is alarming to have your side mirror covers come off, the part is usually replaceable at a dealer's workshop. This then begs the question: Was it worth it to jam up traffic just to retrieve a broken mirror cover? Our netizens beg to disagree. Netizens' reactions I agree! The benefit of retrieving a possibly broken mirror cover does not outweigh the costs of potentially causing a serious accident. Yep, a quick search on Google shows that mirror covers cost between $20 - $50, with the pricier ones being a bit fancier. Unless you're telling me that the Audi driver's mirror covers are encased in 24k gold and diamonds, I do not see the need to stop his vehicle in the middle of the fastest lane in the expressway just to retrieve it. -------- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!
  5. If you frequent the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) for your daily commute, you may have experienced a major traffic jam on Monday morning (27 Sep). Here's the reason behind the major jam during the morning peak hour: What Happened? The accident took place along the PIE, involving multiple vehicles. A blue container truck swerved across multiple lanes to avoid a lorry on Lane 3 of the PIE. This resulted in the container truck colliding into multiple vehicles, causing a significant amount of collateral damage. The accident caused a severe standstill jam that choked up the PIE, leaving only 1 out of 3 lanes passable. The Outcome The video showed 6 vehicles involved in the accident – The tipper truck, 3 lorries, 1 Toyota Corolla and 1 Hyundai Advante. The impact from the collision was so great that fumes began to emit from the engine bay of the Hyundai Avante. One lorry had its side completely torn off as a result of the collision. As a result of this massive accident, debris was strewn across the PIE. PSA: If you happen to drive past this stretch of the PIE, do check your tyres for any puncture. UPDATE: A total of 13 people were injured from the accident. While 10 of them were conveyed to the hospital, 3 of them were assessed by SCDF for minor injuries and refused to be conveyed to the hospital. An Underlying Matter Despite all the attention on the accident itself, there is an underlying issue – The safe transportation of foreign workers. Online sources mentioned multiple workers were present in the lorries when the accident occurred. Accidents like the above are why stricter regulations that enforce a safer mode of transporting foreign workers should be mandated. If you agree with me and want to make a change, do sign the online petition below: https://www.change.org/p/land-transport-authority-make-it-mandatory-to-transport-workers-in-buses-or-vans I hope all those involved in the accident are alright. Netizens' Comments Claim insurance for a normal accident also headache already, let alone this one. Indeed, there was nothing that cars on lane 1 and 2 could do. Whoa there cowboy! Don't be so quick to jump to conclusions. --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!
  6. It's Monday! And nothing says Mondays like a huge traffic jam on the way to work to brighten up everyone's mood, am I right? Well, if you were to see this scene this morning on the SLE just before 9am, I don't think you would want to be caught in it either. If they could, I'm willing to bet most people in that traffic jam would've love to just turn around and head right back home to bed. I think this GIF below puts most people's mood into perspective. I mean, 2 out of 3 lanes closed due to an accident on a Monday morning during the peak hour rush? That is sure to put anyone in a good mood for the start of the working week. Although I can't imagine it was any better for the owner of the Vezel, to have his week start out like this. Regardless, with the Honda Vezel being a relatively common car on local roads, you might think that most people would be familiar with them by now, in one sense or another. My family's car is also a Vezel, and I'll say one thing about it, it's not meant to be driven too aggressively, because the car just isn't built to handle aggressive driving. Now, I'm sure that there will be some of you out there who will vehemently disagree with me, but I'm not going to argue about it because I value my life. Let me explain. The Vezel is a CUV, or a crossover. Basically a downsized SUV. What do a CUV and a SUV have in common? A higher than normal centre of gravity. So what happens to objects with a higher centre of gravity when pushed too far? They topple over. Much easier too, since more of the object's weight is higher off the ground, causing more imbalance. It is for this main reason why we see high performance vehicles being low to ground, because it helps to lower their centre of gravity. The lower your centre of gravity, the more stable you are, and the less likely the chances of you tipping over. Call me chicken, call me a coward, but I am really not interested in paying for higher insurance premiums if I get involved in an accident. Not to mention the possible accompanying mental trauma that may result as of the accident. If you still don't get it, perhaps having your car flipped over on its back like a turtle and being pulled upright would make you feel a whole lot better. If this analogy floats your boat, then.... Good on your. Like this Vezel. It's driver's door wasn't closed while it was turned turtle, presumably because the driver had to crawl out of the vehicle, but hey, at least the actions of the tow truck helped to close his door. Here's hoping that whoever was in that Vezel managed to get out of the vehicle with minor or no injuries. Not the best way to start a new week and a new month, but I guess sometimes you have to take the bitter with the better. Please drive safe, people. Don't be another addition to the traffic accident statistics that the Traffic Police puts out annually.
  7. Nope, you didn't wake up in the world of Grand Theft Auto. There was indeed, a plane on the highway! Wondering what's happening? No this isn't a publicity stunt or a movie scene. Those with a sharp eye might notice that it happened on the North-South Highway in Malaysia. This plane ended up on the side of the expressway due to an emergency landing after experiencing some technical difficulties - the pilots heard a small explosion from the plane engine. Wah, if its me I confirm pray to all the gods liao, hear explosion while in the air... this one not tyre puncture wor. This private plane was en-route from Seletar Airport to Melaka, operated by two Singaporean pilots. You might be wondering, why they can go Malaysia with the current COVID situation. But it seems that private planes are still allowed to fly out of Singapore, but they will be subjected to the destination country's COVID restrictions. But ah, end of the day, the pilots really very zai sia, although the highway looks really wide, the plane easily take up all the lanes already. If I'm the one flying the plane, confirm become like this one:
  8. Who was stuck in the jam caused by the stupiak run? Pui! From Business Insider. https://www.businessinsider.sg/stanchart-singapore-marathon-named-among-worlds-worst-marathons-just-days-before-causing-traffic-nightmare-in-the-city/ StanChart Singapore marathon named among world’s worst marathons, just days before causing traffic nightmare in the city From CNA https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/standard-chartered-singapore-marathon-race-organiser-traffic-jam-12154350 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon apologises, says traffic studies carried out before race Not supporting Standchart for causing massive jams around city area during dinner time. Told my wife to cancel her account with them. 😂
  9. Crazy footage of a car reversing all the way to the intersection to skip the traffic jam. Very clever, but also very dangerous, I think. Anybody knows whether a similar thing has been done in Singapore? Best not to try. http://dai.ly/x41oe50
  10. Came out of my house this morning to see Paterson Road was closed, and major detours and traffic jam. It was closed reportedly for oil spills. Any idea what happened ? Car accident ?
  11. Authorities say that ERP is to control traffic conditions to optimise traffic flow. And that is why they installed evening ERP so that we can all stagger our journey timings home. Would you support no evening ERP (maybe except for Orchard Road area) and run the high risk of being stuck in traffic jams or stick with existing situation?
  12. http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/transport/story/sle-closed-after-collision-involving-several-vehicles-20141109 Sle closed due to major accident. My bro told me jam still there. Drive safe everyone. Please avoid that stretch. I know the news is slow haha but hopefully can still help one or two Bros who are planning an afternoon ride.
  13. A 23-year-old man was injured after his motorcycle collided into a van in front of him. The accident took place at about 1.15pm along the Central Expressway towards the Ayer Rajar Expressway, near the Kampong Java Tunnel. It caused a traffic jam which lasted for more than an hour. The motorcyclist who was bleeding from his face but still conscious was taken to the Singapore General Hospital. When The Straits Times arrived at the scene, his motorcycle had been tipped over and was balancing vertically on its front. There were no other casualties, and investigations are ongoing. Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/motorcyclist-injured-after-colliding-van-along-cte-20131227
  14. [extract] Guangzhou, the capital of the Guangdong province is the home to some 11 million residents. Like Singapore, the city is concerned about traffic congestion problems. Hence, from July 2012, the transport department will grant no more than 10,000 new car licenses per month. Out of the 10,000 licenses, 5,000 plates will be allocated via a lottery system while the remaining 5,000 will be auctioned off. The funds collected will contribute towards the development of the city
  15. [extract] A new series of health studies may have discovered a link between vehicle exhaust and a range of ailments such as autism, Alzheimer's disease and many others. The Wall Street Journal reports that scientists around the world have conducted studies investigating the impact of exhaust fumes on
  16. [extract] A new research by satellite navigation company TomTom reveals that men
  17. CheeJun

    The CTE nightmare

    If you have read the papers a few weeks ago, you'd know that there was a massive jam on the Central Expressway and that it was caused by a major accident between a motorcyclist and 2 lorries resulting in the biker being killed. Now I'm not just talking about accidents on the CTE, it just happened by coincidence that such a tragic accident occurred a few days ago from when I'm writing this article, but I must say that the expressway is utterly terrible. I was caught in that jam on that fateful day. All I knew was that lanes 1,2 and 3 were completely shut and that only one lane was open for use. And from the papers it says that traffic didn't normalise till around 6 which is roughly 3 hours from when the accident occurred. But when does traffic REALLY normalise on the CTE? you go out on a Saturday morning and it's jammed before the Braddell exit. You head towards the SLE in the afternoon and it's jammed before the PIE exit. You can even try going back towards the SLE at 11 at night and it's jammed. So how can this expressway even be called an expressway in the first place when it's like driving through a slab of butter. Well, there has been a lot of effort to attempt to ease the congestion, but the simple fact of the matter is, it's not working. Yes you can add ERP gantries to suck our cashcards dry of credit and we are still crawling along at snail's pace. You can widen the road to 5 lanes, that shows some improvement in the flow of traffic but give it a few weeks, it's congested as usual. The main problem in my opinion is that the exits and entrances into the expressway are too close together which causes the bulk of the bottle necks and jams. Hopefully, the new lane markings and allocations will allow traffic to flow at a steadier pace and that all our taxpayers money will be put to good use!
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