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  1. There seems to be a common occurrence between such drivers… Can’t quite put my finger on it… What happened? A BMW 2 Series (220i Coupe SR HID M Sport if you care) ran a red light at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8. This is in itself, nothing special. More evidence to Singaporeans being bad drivers perhaps. But this time, there’s also the driver’s wife and child in the passenger seat. Small enough to warrant needing a child seat, if the Facebook post is to be believed. Next level irresponsibility right here. Getting into an accident is one thing, but imagine also dragging your child and spouse into whatever mess you created from being so kanchiong. Only to be first at the next traffic light too?? It baffles me what motivates people to drive like this. Online chatter Netizens noticed a similarity in this incident with other drivers… Others were concerned and wanted to bring this to the attention of Traffic Police. ========= 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. Source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/traffic-accident-deaths-singapore-spiked-first-half-2023-104326424.html SINGAPORE — More people have died of traffic accidents in the first half of 2023, compared to the same period last year. According to mid-year traffic situation report released by the police on Monday (18 September), the number of fatalities increased from 45 deaths in the first half of 2022 to 71 in the first half of 2023, a rise of 57.8 per cent. In the same time period, the total number of traffic accidents resulting in injuries or fatalities also rose by 11.8 per cent, from 3,169 in 2022 to 3,542 this year. While the number of red-light running accidents has dropped from 62 in the first half of 2022 to 59 in the first half of 2023, the number of fatal red-light running accidents increased to six, from just one in 2022. Similarly, the number of speeding-related accidents also dropped from 505 in the first half of 2022 to 336 in the first half of 2023. However, there were more fatal speed-related accidents in 2023 - 13 of them, up from six in 2022. There were six fatal drink-driving accidents in the first half of this year, up from three in 2022. Deaths involving vulnerable road users remain disproportionately high Police said they remain very concerned that accidents involving vulnerable road users - such as elderly pedestrians and motorcyclists - continue to account for a disproportionate number of traffic accidents which result in injuries or death. There were 145 accidents involving elderly pedestrians in the first half of this year, up from 120 in 2022. The number of elderly pedestrian fatalities has also gone up from nine in 2022 to 17 this year. Accidents involving elderly pedestrians made up 30.7 per cent of all pedestrian accidents, and 68 per cent of all pedestrian fatalities, in the first half of 2023. "Whilst Traffic Police will continue to educate the elderly to use designated crossings, we would like to encourage family members and friends to also remind them," the police said in their report. The number of motorcyclist and pillion rider fatalities also increased by 28.0 per cent in the first half of this year, up from 25 in 2022 to 32. Motorcyclists and pillion riders were involved in 51.8 per cent of all traffic accidents, and made up 45.1 per cent of all traffic fatalities in the first half of 2023. The top causes were failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to have proper control of the motorcycle, and changing lanes without due care. New initiative to reward pedestrians with good road safety habits Traffic Police will be launching a new "Reward the Pedestrians" initiative on 22 October, where pedestrians spotted exhibiting good road safety habits will be rewarded with a goodie bag. This is similar to its ongoing "Reward the Riders" initiative which start in June, as motorcyclists spotted to be wearing appropriate safety gear and/or displaying safe riding habits are also rewarded with goodie bags. In November, Traffic Police will be organising the anti-drink drive campaign, which aims to remind motorists to be responsible and not to drive after consuming alcohol. In the same month, it will launch the 65th Singapore Traffic Games at the Road Safety Community Park, to educate and inculcate road safety values in young students. "Traffic Police’s efforts alone will never be enough. All road users must play their part in keeping our roads safe," police said in the report. "Road safety is a shared responsibility. Even if you have the right of way on the road, we urge you to slow down, and look out particularly for vulnerable road users."
  3. Sources: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/no-more-walk-ins-traffic-e-appeals-portal-is-only-way-to-submit-appeals SINGAPORE – From Thursday, the public can no longer submit appeals against traffic offences through walk-ins, fax, e-mail or post. Instead, appeals will be accepted only through the Traffic e-Appeals Portal, which has been expanded to cover appeals against driving licence suspensions or revocations, and the granting of licences on medical grounds, said the police in a statement on Wednesday. The appeal process will take between two and four weeks before the outcome is released, the police said regarding the new appeal options. For complex cases, it may take at least four weeks to complete the appeal review. “The Traffic Police (TP) would also like to reiterate that only appeals with extenuating circumstances, such as medical emergencies, and with supporting documentary proof will be considered. To protect the safety of all road users, TP takes a firm stance towards traffic offenders. All appeals which do not meet the above criteria will be rejected,” the statement said. Those looking to access the portal can visit www.police.gov.sg/e-services and clicking on “Traffic e-Appeals”.
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  5. TL;DR - Luck hasn’t run out for this PAB food rider as he speeds through the red light and almost gets banged by incoming traffic Presenting to you one of the top idiots in Singapore. Watch this 34-second clip to see this ballsy man who gave no !@#$ about traffic rules and almost getting himself rekt. What happened? A hairbreadth escape for the PAB food rider as he dashed through the red light and almost got himself killed by incoming traffic. But I guess it's just not his time to go yet. Almost a Code Blue for this man. The safety of food delivery riders have been in the spotlight in recent years, especially so when we’ve been seeing so many cases of these riders flouting road rules and ended up getting injured or killed in the process. It seems as though there isn’t much training nor emphasis done for these food delivery riders since they are able to so easily bend traffic regulations. Online Chatter Is it just me or is his drifting skills kinda funny? A narrow escape for this man, definitely a close call. No matter how urgent the delivery is or how good the incentives may be, one life lost is one too many. Please be safe on the road, protect yourself and other road users. ========= 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. One fine and bright sunny Sunday morning, I was heading north as usual for my hobby routine. The roads were usually clear this early in the morning. My right foot feels a bit heavier than usual. The engine wants its horses to be released after a work week of low revs. After passing the two overhead bridge on CTE, the usual candid camera spots, I was going up the flyover on Bradellel. Decided to let the horses out for that momentary stamp on the accelerator hard. On the way down the flyover, forgot to release the accelerator as the pull from the engine was too mesmerising. Within a couple of seconds, a motorbike with flashing blue and red lights was at my side and waved me to stop. I had to adhere to his command and did so. We pulled to the side of the road and he parked behind me. He walked over and asked me to get out of the car and produce my NRIC and driving license. I knew I was caught speeding but I did not know how fast I was caught for. I thought, at most 120km/h. I do not look at the speedometer and drive, I was looking at the road trying to concentrate and look out for other road users as my car cut through the air. While he was radioing back his HQ to check the status of my NRIC and driving license, his accomplice arrived. Immediately, his accomplice asked me how fast I was going. I said I don’t know as I was concentrating driving on the expressway as what any good driver should. He showed me his speed camera display and it showed 143km/h. Goodness me, I was shocked too. He did a mental calculation, then told me I am lucky. Any higher and my license will be revoked. He asked for a reason for going that fast. I said I had no excuse, I was not rushing to anywhere. I plead for him to report a lower speed, but he refused. After checking my records are clean, they told me to leave and expect a summon letter within two weeks. And told me to drive carefully!!! Very chop chop, the stop lasted less than 10mins. Looking backing into my in-car video camera, I did clock 143km/h on the downslope of the flyover. I should have released the accelerator after the upslope. They were stationed between the entrance of Bradellel and exit of AMK Ave 1 on the CTE northbound. Just outside of SMRT depot. That is a busy place, cant believe they had stationed there as I have never encounter them there. One holding the speed camera, another standby at the side of his motorbike. Within two weeks, I really received a registered mail from postman. And I was formerly charged by traffic police for speeding at 143km/h over 90km/h speed limit. There was no composition fine to settle the offence. And at the bottom of the letter I was told to appear in court on a specific date and time. This time, really jia lat liao. Quickly went online to search for forums on what to do. There really isn’t much, the only close reference was in Singapore Bike Forum dated 2010. The fine was $800 to $1,000 with suspension of license from 3 months to 6 months. I asked around my friends, none of them ever encounter such high speeding cases. One friend told me his another friend’s wife kena $1,000 fine and 3 months suspension. Frankly, I am not worried about the fine. I am more worried of the suspension. I need my car for weekend travelling for my hobby. Day to day, I can rely on public transport but for my hobby, which I had advanced into larger scale models, I require a transport. So I decided to look for my MP to appeal to the court for not suspending my license. I am willing to pay the fine and have 18 points deducted as a punishment of my driving. It was a Monday evening when I met my MP, who happens to be the transport minister too(now no more liao), Mr Lui Tuck Yew. The wait was long, about one hour. Then I was met with one of the many volunteers who would write a summary of my request to Mr Lui. He was shocked at the speed I was driving too and he told me that they will not be able to interfere with court proceedings. Only thing they can do is write to traffic police to appeal. I asked how about a personal letter from Mr Lui to the judge which I will hand carry to court. He told me to ask Mr Lui later when I meet him. It was another 30mins before I am allowed to meet my MP. Upon entering the room, Mr Lui stood up, greeted me, extended his hand to shake mine. He listened to my request and politely told me that he is unable to interfere with court proceedings and is unable to write me a personal letter to the judge. He told me he will write to traffic police and try to appeal my case as I have existing medical conditions that having a car would ease my convenience. After that, he told me to take care and drive carefully!!! Prior to seeing Mr Lui, I had already prepared letters from my various specialist stating my medical condition which does not allow me prolong standing. True to his words, Mr Lui indeed wrote to traffic police and appeal my case. I received a letter from traffic police that they will review my case. However, the following week, received a letter back from traffic police that my appeal was unsuccessful and a new court date is set for my case. From here, I knew suspension of my driving license was for sure, but for how long, that will depend on the mood of the judge.
  7. TL;DR - Cyclists blocked the entire lane at West Coast highway and failed to conform to red light. Agree to disagree: Cyclists are the true king of the road. Watch this 57-second video to see what I mean. What happened? The peloton were seen taking up the lane at West Coast highway and failed to conform to traffic regulations by beating the red light. This seems to be a norm amongst cyclists in Singapore - to gather in large groups and cycle on the roads. Which shouldn’t be the case! Stricter fines have been imposed to counter such road pests. Not sure if its sufficient enough to prevent all these self-entitled two-wheelers though. Online Chatter Your grandfather’s road ‘meh’? Takeaway Our paths and roads are shared spaces. We should consider the safety of our fellow travelers, no matter whether we drive, walk, cycle or ride active mobility devices. ========= 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. Source: https://mustsharenews.com/van-driver-marshal-traffic/ Van Driver Helps Marshal Traffic At Jalan Bukit Merah Road Junction In a world where we sometimes feel increasingly disconnected from each other, a voluntary act of kindness can shine more brightly than ever. When we all constantly have places to be, it is even more admirable when someone sacrifices their own time for the good of others. That was precisely what one van driver did when he volunteered to marshal traffic to aid drivers stuck at a road junction. He stepped up to help out after the traffic lights went out, and earned praise from netizens for guiding oncoming traffic like a pro. Van driver marshals traffic skillfully in the middle of road On 23 Dec (Friday), Facebook user Richard Lau shared the man’s good deed to the Singapore Incidents group. Based on the video, the incident appears to have taken place at the Jalan Bukit Merah road junction. According to Mr Lau, the traffic lights at the road junction had gone out and he was wondering how to cross the road. He then said the van driver came down suddenly, walked into the middle of traffic, and started guiding the vehicles right away. Dressed casually in an orange shirt and slippers, the man appeared unfazed by the busy traffic as he stepped into his role as a temporary traffic marshal. At one point, he put up both hands to halt vehicles coming from one direction while waving forth a car from the opposite direction. Seeing that all the cars were “listening to him”, OP saluted the van driver, calling his traffic marshalling skills “impressive”. Netizens heap praise on van driver for marshalling traffic The van driver’s selflessness and nifty manoeuvring of traffic drew praise from many netizens, including one who said he deserves a medal. Another commenter gave him a “thumbs up” for helping out before authorised personnel came on the scene. Some surmised that the man might have been a traffic police officer while in National Service (NS), judging by his skills. Another user echoed his sentiment by sharing a theory that the van driver may have worked as a traffic police officer before. One netizen commended the van driver’s bravery for putting himself in the middle of traffic, as dangerous as it might have been. An inspiration to step up whenever we can Although the van driver’s traffic marshalling came with some risk, it was undoubtedly a generous act that helped many others get to their destinations safely that day. While it doesn’t mean we should all attempt the exact same thing, it does serve as an inspiration to help others in ways that we know best.
  9. This is the way to encourage more to switch to public transport but to some 80+ people in one particular cabinet, this would be raiding the reserve! Germany Experimented With Unlimited Train Rides For $9, Here’s What They Found Earlier this year, Germany was looking for a way to reduce the nation’s dependence on energy consuming cars, and decided to try something bold: it offered a monthly train ticket for €9 (S$12.55 at current exchange rates). The ticket entitled users to access the entirety of Germany‘s rail and public transit networks, with the exception of high-speed trains. The hope was that the scheme would encourage drivers to take train trips instead of using their cars as energy woes threaten to impact the country following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Part of a relief package, the program will soon end and, although more thorough research is still underway, early findings suggest that the scheme was a measured success. Firstly, it proved very popular with the population. The New Statesman reports that German rail companies sold 38 million tickets over the last three months, which amounts to about half of the nation’s population. That popularity was actually a bit of an issue at first, leading to packed trains and stations as companies struggled to keep up with the newfound demand. According to Vox, ridership rebounded to pre-COVID levels, which was good news, but it only reduced car trips marginally. Studies in Munich found that congestion fell by about three percent. That’s because most people used the trains for vacations and for trips they might not have otherwise taken. Still, that meant that some elderly people and others with low income were able to take trips that would have been out of their reach. In addition, researchers found that during the trial period, 35 percent of people used trams and buses more, and 22 percent used public transit for the first time, about a quarter of those people using it four or more times per week. Traffic data from Tomtom, meanwhile, showed that congestion lowered in 23 of 26 cities it studied during the nine-euro-ticket period. According to riders, though, the biggest advantage of the ticket was how it simplified travel in Germany. Whereas German rail travelers tend to have to navigate many fares and complicated routes, the single ticket price meant that riders could easily jump from train to tram to bus where necessary. “The ticket shows that people want to use public transport — when it’s easy to use and when it’s affordable,” Lukas Iffländer, the vice chairman of Fahrgastverband Pro Bahn, a passenger association, said. The concept also revealed some weaknesses in Germany‘s rail network, pointing to areas that are underserved by transit and others where transit doesn’t run when it might have been useful, such as late at night. The trial period may have been undercut, too, by subsidies for fuel that happened at the same time. Although the price of transit was heavily cut down by the government, so was the price of gas, which may have led some drivers to wonder, “Why bother with transit?” “It’s not sufficient if you only support alternatives to the car, but you have also to be more restrictive towards the car,” said Frederic Rudolph, head of the T3 Transportation Think Tank.
  10. Singaporeans in general are quite interesting. When an accident occurs, 99% are quick to whip out their cellphones to film, or to crane their necks just to kaypoh at the scene--- but end up not helping at all! However, this man here is the 1% that actually does try to help. He actually came forward to help direct and guide the flow of traffic in the wake of an accident! Watch the video here: 299188104_441793684671934_6940954086117892199_n.mp4 Wow, really one in a million. I haven't seen anything like this before. It's quite a selfless act, to step up for the community, and under such hot weather too. He was seen directing a bus to come forward: Then a taxi too: As well as other vehicles spotted streaming in: To be honest, we are not exactly sure if the vehicles are actually following his guide and hand signals, but he is sure enthu about it. The public weigh in Netizens, naturally, had something to say despite not being at the scene itself to offer any help: This commentator has a point! The man had a good intention but... If approached wrongly, traffic directing can lead to even more problems and accidents... This comment also agrees with the one above. We like to see people being helpful, but... Hey, we have no comment OK. Both are good also, haha. This comment sums up the general sentiment of many Singaporeans today--- just buat bodoh, and mind your own business (but not before KPO-ing a bit). Good or bad? It's hard to really say whether the man's actions were selfless or foolish. He may have meant well, but if untrained he could really have caused more collisions. At least he had good intentions at heart and tried to step up, though we hope it won't be a case of "yue bang yue mang", or in English, "to meddle and bring on more trouble". ========= 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!
  11. A Hyundai Kona vehicle was caught on tape swerving irresponsibly through traffic, hitting a Toyota Prius, a rubbish bin and a Honda Civic after seemingly getting fed up of waiting for the white Toyota Prius to parallel park. A copious amount of white smoke was seen appearing at the end of the video. There have been many speculations on the cause of the smoke. Watch the video for yourself below: 292023483_1112651806315178_4155691904836114357_n.mp4 According to the caption provided in the user-submitted video, it claims a fire could have been started by the Hyundai Kona, resulting in the white smoke produced. However, a netizen pointed out otherwise. One netizen claimed that it might have been the coolant that caused all the white smoke seen in the video. Both options seem plausible. The aftermath of the debris of the Honda Civic seems absolutely heartbreaking as shown below. Looking at the state of his car, even the most mild-mannered individual might lose his/her temper. Netizen Comments Netizens have expressed their take on the situation through facebook comments, mostly criticizing the Hyundai Kona driver as well as the other car involved for his slow parking skills. Looking at the state of the Honda Civic, even my heart breaks a little for 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!
  12. Source: https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-online-traffic-accident-claims-simulator-maco-singapore-motorists Motorists involved in an accident can now have a sense of how much damages they can claim in the eyes of the law in under 10 minutes, by just answering a series of multiple-choice questions. There's now an online traffic accident claims simulator that helps motorists settle accidents out of court Motorists involved in an accident can now have a sense of how much damages they can claim in the eyes of the law in under 10 minutes, by just answering a series of multiple-choice questions. An online traffic accident claims simulator developed by the Singapore Courts and the Singapore Academy of Law, called the Motor Accident Claims Online (Maco), churns out ballpark figures for claimants within a matter of minutes using technology that takes into account current laws and case precedents. This is useful for people involved in the accident to decide if it is worth suing the other party or insurer in cases where there are differing accounts or evidence offered by both parties, or if one party is dissatisfied with the insurance payout. Ideally, parties can use Maco to come to an agreement on the settlement without resorting to legal proceedings, saving them time and money and allowing court resources to be better spent. Right now, Maco can determine how liable a person is, depending on where the accident took place and the relative positions of the two vehicles, and how much a victim suffering from a specific type of injury can claim. For instance, a 32-year-old who has no fault in an accident that left him requiring stitches on his back can get $1,400 to $1,600, according to Maco. Meanwhile, a similarly faultless 35-year-old who needs knee surgery after his knee was dislocated can aim for a much higher sum of about $11,000 to $12,000. The simulator can be accessed for free at this website. Motor accidents currently take up a sizeable chunk of the State Courts' time. Between 2019 and 2021, 46 per cent of civil writs filed in the State Courts were related to motor accidents. "They form a significant proportion of all civil cases in the State Courts," a State Courts spokesman told The Straits Times. "The project is currently being developed in phases and will be progressively enhanced with additional features and functionalities." The tool is currently non-binding and is not meant as a perfect substitute for legal advice. For now, the liability outcome simulator and the simulator for bodily injury claims are kept separate, even though how liable an injured motorist was in an accident would affect his potential claim in the real world. The simulators also cannot yet take into account non-injury claims such as loss of income or vehicle or property damage, but they are steps in the industry's continued efforts to get to a possible future where low-level motor accidents could be entirely adjudicated by artificial intelligence (AI). Many large insurance companies, such as Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance and Australia's IAG, are already developing their own AI solutions, using such technologies to analyse the Global Positioning System and dashcam footage to determine payouts. Asked whether the courts are considering further integrating the simulator into the courts, the spokesman said the courts are continuing to survey the industry for new technology. He added: "The courts' adoption of technology must strike a delicate balance between being on the curve of the latest developments, and providing effective and efficient resolution for persons of all levels of digital literacy." Ms Wang Ying Shuang, a partner at law firm Rajah & Tann who specialises in insurance, said the simulator will help manage motorists' expectations of their legal position or exposure and allow them to decide next steps accordingly. She said it is important that the courts find ways to speed up or keep claims of small value out of court, particularly as they take up court time disproportionately and disillusion lawyers who do not charge by the hour for such cases. "The same amount of (court) resources is dedicated to motor accident claims regardless of whether they are $5,000 or $50,000," she said. "Other civil issues such as defamation suits and more complex issues, including contractual dispute, would arguably require more attention and resources." Since 2008, the courts have put in prescribed protocols to encourage early resolution of motor accident disputes, and there is already mandatory court-administered mediation or neutral evaluation to get parties to explore settling. But even these are conducted by district judges, although during the Covid-19 pandemic, online mediation hearings made the process cheaper and saved time. Ms Wang said AI is unlikely to take on the role of judge and jury any time soon. "It may raise issues about whether this would affect the public's confidence in the judicial process," she said. "AI may not be equipped to come up with a 'fair' outcome having regard to the human element - sympathy and compassion - or non-tangible factors." https://motoraccidents.lawnet.sg/
  13. Although I will normally curse and swear at any increase in penalty for traffic offences, I fully understood the need for this particular changes and fully support it. Good initiative to keep our seniors and young children safe. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/mha-traffic-offences-silver-zones-school-zones-fines-demerit-14924670 Fines will be increased by S$100 while an additional two demerit points will be incurred for specified offences committed in these zones. In a media release, MHA said: “Elderly pedestrians continue to account for a disproportionate number of traffic accidents resulting in pedestrian fatalities - in 2020, the elderly made up more than 80 per cent of pedestrian fatalities. “While jaywalking by elderly pedestrians contributed to some of these accidents, many accidents also arise from irresponsible driving behaviour on the motorist’s part, such as failing to slow down when approaching a pedestrian crossing. “The situation may be improved with greater care on the part of motorists.” Silver Zones, introduced in 2014, are located in areas with a large population of senior citizens. These zones typically have a lower speed limit of 40kmh and additional traffic-calming and senior-friendly road safety features, such as additional crossing points and narrower lanes to slow down traffic. School Zones, which are demarcated areas fronting schools, also have enhanced road safety features, with a reduced speed limit of 40kmh during three time blocks on school days and whenever school events are in progress.
  14. Today, we have a Toyota Hiace driver that might have allowed water to seep inside his brain while driving in the rain. He drives against traffic flow along Changi Road towards the city and cuts across three lanes to turn into Siglap Ave. The best part is, he's driving calmly as if he's doing nothing wrong when in actual fact, he's scaring everybody As a driver myself, Singapore roads are extremely easy to navigate. I admit that I've driven against traffic before albeit in a carpark but never on a main road. Anyways, I digress. Here's the video. Where is this place? Gungho right? This is where the incident happend, courtesy of Google Maps. Maybe he made a wrong turn after pumping petrol at ESSO? For the folks here, when driving, please watch out for "unusual vehicle" and don't assume that everyone follows road regulations. Do not hesitate to alert them of their wrongdoings to prevent somebody from getting hurt.
  15. Gosh, 1:08am on a sat morning. Felt boliao went to onemotoring to check out the traffic. The expressway going into the Woodlands Checkpoint is still jammed! I really dun understand why... Can anyone explain why?
  16. Recently, a video of a Honda Civic dangerously changing lanes along the SLE on 21st May was posted online. The driver was seen sifting through the lanes on the expressway without a care in the world. On top of that, it was also reported that he was speeding. Netizens' reactions As usual, netizens were not too happy about seeing the driver's lane changing technique. What do you think about this reckless behaviour?
  17. So a quick disclaimer before we continue - We don't know what might happen after the Traffic Police gets alerted to this video evidence, or they might have even stopped the truck driver after the video got cut off. But what's happening in the video seems rather peculiar. Shared on SG Road Vigilante's page is this video of a Malaysian truck doing more than 90km/h on lane 1 on PIE heading towards Tuas on the 22nd of February 2021. Sometime later in the video, the Traffic Police closed in in their car and it looked like they had the intention to notify the Scania truck of its offence. Naturally, most of us would go "haha the truck sure get it from the Police!" but no, nothing happened! What a miracle for the truck driver. But, as I mentioned at the start of this post, the Traffic Police might act after watching the video. It's a little too early to celebrate yet Mr Truck Driver. Here's what some netizens had to say about the matter. What do we think? Well, if he got off without any punishment, he should consider himself lucky and not do it again.
  18. Ok, there isn't much info on what is happening here but from the images and videos that we have seen, this Private Hire Driver looks like he is going to regret not waking up when the Traffic Policer officers ask him too. As seen on various sources including SG Road Vigilante, a Renault Grand Scenic has been pictured knocking down a bunch of motorcycles in an undisclosed carpark. While that might sound like a typical accident, a video that came with the few photos showed the driver refusing to cooperate with the TP when he was told to wake up. We are guessing that the driver might be drunk and is trying to leave the carpark with his MPV. With all the bike owners watching him and Traffic Police catching him red-handed, we reckon he should have plenty of time to snooze behind the bars...
  19. Hmm, what's that in the middle of the road? What's she doing in the middle of the road?! According to ROADS.sg: "A woman was seen sitting in the middle of the road at night with busy traffic around her. Luckily all the vehicles saw her and slowed down. A man can also be seen standing by the roadside looking or talking to her." So that's the obstacle in the middle of a busy road... Here's what some Facebook users have to say about it: While we do not know the entire situation, sitting in the middle of the road sure is a hazard to all road users, and of course the woman who's putting herself in harm's way. Does the driving schools include such scenarios in the driving simulators? Maybe they should start...
  20. Now this is one heartening sight! Our local police force is working hard to catch bad-behaving vehicles on our roads! Seen on SG Road Vigilante is this video of an unmarked Traffic Police vehicle zooming up fast on the AYE towards Tuas to catch a motorbike on 13th of December 2020. We can't really see why the bike was being stopped but according to the source, it is a Malaysian-registered bike with a mini rear number plate. While having such a number plate is an offence in our sunny island, we thought the police might also be catching the biker for a speeding offence or having a loud exhaust. As for the rest of us, we now know when you see a white Mazda 3, it might not be a Private Hire Vehicle but an Unmarked Traffic Police car!
  21. Amidst all the gloom around the world and bad road behavior we see on our roads here, there are still good vibes happening around once in a blue moon. Spotted on 25th of Nov 2020 along Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, the footage from this camera car shows it arriving at the traffic lights to see that the lane on his right was stationary even though his lane was moving. As the lights went green, he must have wondered why the first lane remained stuck. Upon reaching the stop line, we could see why as a kind-hearted Traffic Police officer could be seen helping an elderly cross the road. The lady would have taken some time to cross as the lights had already turned red before she even had time to reach the other side of the road. Naturally, neitzens were full of praise for Mr. TP officer on some Facebook pages ...
  22. This is why, in driving school, the instructors are always going on and on and on about checking for oncoming traffic when making a discretionary right turn, because you never know who or what might be coming from the other side. At the junction of North Coast Road and Woodlands Ave 9, this motorcyclist unfortunately did forget what he learned in driving school, seeing as he took off without fully checking if there were any other oncoming vehicles. Thankfully for him, his bike seemed to take the brunt of the impact, even though the rider did go flying in the air a little. He even is able to look up after landing beside the taxi. The taxi also seems to have slowed down just enough before impact. Sometimes, taking those extra few seconds to check for oncoming traffic while making a discretionary turn won't hurt. Especially if your view of oncoming traffic is blocked by a large vehicle. Better late than injured or worst, right?
  23. Maybe they were in a rush or had some emergency to attend to? But no matter what it is, there is still almost no excuse to cross the road when the lights tell you not to. 2 young teens were knocked down by a taxi along Paya Lebar road on 1st of Oct 2020 as they crossed the road while the light wasn't in their favour. The 17 year-old female pedestrian was conscious when taken to Raffles Hospital while the male refused to be taken to hospital according to The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). He seemed to suffer from some bleeding from his knee but was still able to move around on his own. Investigations into the incident are ongoing, said the police. Check out the various angles of the accident video on SG Road Vigilante.
  24. For those who have been receiving texts via your favourite messaging applications that a ComfortDelGro taxi fitted with several cameras is a Traffic Police vehicle, you guys have been smoked. The Singapore Police Force (SPF) have noticed that the following image has been circulating around and has clarified that it is not part of their fleet. On their Facebook page, SPF contacted ComfortDelGro and verified that the equipment is temporarily installed on this taxi for training purposes. Members of the public are advised to exercise discretion and not circulate unverified information indiscriminately. Here are what some neitzens have to say on SPF's Facebook page...
  25. Now this is not something the residents of Ang Mo Kio get to see everyday! A Traffic Police officer has apparently skidded on the wet floor and crashed his Yamaha bike at the lift lobby of Block 619 Ang Mo Kio. As reported by SG Road vigilante, the incident happened on 27 May 2020 and eye witnesses claim that the officer was trying to chase another motorbike through the void deck when the police officer lost control and hit the wall. The comments by netizens were generally supportive of the officer going all the way in the fight for justice, with the usual few negative views here and there.
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