(Photo Credit: Chin K T and Nick C for ROADS.sg)
In this week’s episode of Inconsiderate Drivers of the Week, we feature two out-of-control vans, two reckless drivers, and one errant taxi driver.
In this weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at drivers who were caught on camera for their inconsiderate and reckless driving. These drivers exhibit poor driving etiquette, and we hope you never emulate their behaviour on the roads.
1) Van Driver Loses Control of Vehicle After Making a Sudden Left Turn
(Video Credit: Luo Chuan for Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road)
After making a sudden left turn, this van driver lost control of his vehicle, mounted the curb, and crashed into a tree. Luckily, no pedestrians or vehicles were involved in this accident. Unless your vehicle has proper suspensions installed, always remember to slow down when making a turn.
2) Another Van Driver Loses Control of His Vehicle, Crashes into Signpost
(Video Credit: Hafis Mongster for Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road)
Similar to the first video, this van driver also failed to control his vehicle when making a turn. Instead of a tree, this driver crashed into a signpost. He then hastily reversed and drove off without surveying the damage that was caused. And yes, this also counts as a hit-and-run accident. For those unaware, the authorities need to be informed of any road related accidents, even if no other parties are involved.
3) Trans-Cab Driver Almost Causes Accident After Beating a Red Light
(Video Credit: Jerome Lee for Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road)
Another week, another Trans-Cab incident. In this video, the taxi driver almost collided with the cam owner after beating a red light at a traffic junction. Thankfully, the cam owner was able to brake and stop his car before an accident occurred.
4) Subaru Driver Jams Brake, Crosses Chevron Marking to Avoid ERP Gantry
(Video Credit: Wee A V for ROADS.sg)
A Subaru driver has been caught on camera for his selfish and inconsiderate driving. Upon reaching an ERP gantry, the driver decided to jam his brake and cross a chevron marking to avoid paying for the gantry fee. Prior to this, the Sabaru driver was caught changing lanes recklessly.
5) Car Drives Against Traffic, Almost Collides with a Family of Four
(Video Credit: Chin K T and Nick C for ROADS.sg)
A head-on collision almost occurred because of the driver of this white Honda. Driving against traffic, he almost collided with a family of four along Toa Payoh Lorong 8. He was also caught on camera by a separate driver, and it appears that he had no intention of getting back in the correct lane. Such dangerous and selfish driving should not be tolerated!
The purpose of this compilation isn’t to shame or expose these drivers, but to learn from their mistakes. In all honesty, the driving culture in Singapore leaves a lot to be desired. We lack basic road courtesy and we don’t mind causing inconveniences to other road users if it benefits us. We sometimes even put their lives at risks with our careless and nonchalant driving.
To improve our driving culture, we need to look ourselves in the mirror and learn to share our roads. Instead of treating fellow motorists as competition, we need to remember that every other road user is just like us—all they want is to reach their destination safely and on time.
Read more: Inconsiderate Drivers of the Week: Episode 4
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