Instant karma for the Kembangan cyclist who ignored the stop sign; T-boned by oncoming vehicle
Road users are advised to practice defensive driving and stay alert at all times, as accidents can happen in a fraction of a second.
For a cyclist crossing a T-junction along Kembangan, there were short moments between ignoring a traffic sign and being hit by a vehicle.
“All road users must obey the rules of the road for their safety and that of others,” the Facebook page ROADS.sg wrote in a post on Wednesday, March 30.
The page also uploaded video of an incident captured via a dash cam of a cyclist refusing to stop at a T-junction despite the bright red stop sign to his left.
Shortly after, an incoming sedan collides with the cyclist, bouncing the cyclist and the bike off the hood of the car before landing on the ground.
“The driver’s hood of the car has scratches and will have trouble claiming insurance,” ROADS.sg added, noting that the incident happened at Lorong Melayu Junction on March 30.
With more than 740 comments, members of the online community have confirmed that it is ‘unfair’ that drivers cannot claim insurance after being involved in accidents with errant cyclists.
“Very unfair to honest drivers not being able to claim insurance against reckless cyclists who have caused damage through their fault. Can the authorities wake up and do something to protect motorists,” the user said. Facebook Ande Liew, who received more than 260 likes from other people.
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Another Facebook user added: “Ya, he deserves it! If you use the road, you must obey the highway code for everyone’s safety. Stop and look at all the junctions; good for everyone. Fortunately, he is still alive!
Others noted that the rider was also not wearing a helmet, which was required by law.
The Land Transport Authority announced a set of new rules on February 1, 2019 to encourage safer path and road sharing behaviour.
Cyclists on Singapore’s roads must wear helmets and “stop and watch” at level crossings.
For failing to wear a helmet, a cyclist can be fined up to S$1,000, imprisoned for up to three months, or both. /TISG
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