(Photo Credit: Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road)
In this week’s episode of Inconsiderate Drivers of the Week, several reckless drivers were caught on camera beating the red light.
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) Altis Driver Beats Red Light, Nearly Mows Down Several Pedestrians
This Altis driver better be thanking his lucky stars because his dangerous driving could have ended in disaster for several pedestrians. If they had been walking any faster, the driver could have mowed several of them down.
2) ComfortDelGro Taxi Driver Crashes into Female Pedestrian after Beating Red Light
Unlike the Altis driver, this taxi driver from ComfortDelGro actually collided with a pedestrian after beating the red light. It might have been raining, but the taxi driver has no excuse as he could have seen the red light for a distance away.
3) Driver Runs Through Red Light Junction at High Speed
Here’s another driver who has failed to adhere by traffic rules. Completely ignoring the red light, the driver actually sped through it at a rather high speed. Thankfully, there were no pedestrians on the road when he committed his offence.
4) Lorry Driver Caught Using Handphone While Driving
Using a mobile phone while driving (distracted driving) is probably one of the most dangerous things a driver can do while behind the wheel. In fact, distracted driving is one of the leading causes of road accidents in Singapore. This lorry driver is not only putting his own life at risk, but also the lives of other road users. We’re pretty sure that text can wait until your vehicle is parked.
5) Careless Driver Suddenly Cuts into the Path of a Motorcyclist
This thoughtless driver was caught cutting into the path of a motorcyclist without signalling. Luckily for the motorcyclist, he was able to swerve out of the way before a collision occurred. We’re not sure what the intention of the driver was, but his reckless driving is certainly not welcomed on our roads.
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.
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