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Postby the lynx » Thu, 02 Oct 2014 2:34 pm

Primrose Hill wrote:Seriously how do the locals get their license here? There's no line discipline, they cut you up left and right without giving any thought to breaking distance and they do not foresee or see what's beyond their car bonnet. No anticipation. No thank yous when you let them out


Totally agree.

Driving outside Singapore is less stressful. Common sense apparently is not common.

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Postby bgd » Thu, 02 Oct 2014 2:53 pm

Despite their low level of driving competence I do find the drivers to be predictable. That coupled with a general lack of aggression actually makes Sg quite a good place to ride a bike for transport, not for fun. For fun there's Malaysia.

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 02 Oct 2014 5:17 pm

Does no one else agree that the car didn't over take, he under took! That's actually against the law.

Anyway, all three of them are twats, double confirm. Biker is a twat due to his actions, driver cause he can't drive a car and woman for her horribly overreactive screaming.

That's my thoughts.
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 02 Oct 2014 6:05 pm

nutnut wrote:Does no one else agree that the car didn't over take, he under took! That's actually against the law.


'With that kind of mr-oh-so-pickier-than-thou-Ft-attitude mebbe you should just go backs home hor!'


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Postby bgd » Thu, 02 Oct 2014 6:14 pm

JR8 wrote:
nutnut wrote:Does no one else agree that the car didn't over take, he under took! That's actually against the law.


'With that kind of mr-oh-so-pickier-than-thou-Ft-attitude mebbe you should just go backs home hor!'


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Or even better, move to KL. You'll like the driving up there. :D

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 02 Oct 2014 6:23 pm

bgd wrote:Or even better, move to KL. You'll like the driving up there. :D


Wah but KL so cheaps right, being sent into exodus der is no punishments enuff leh. Dirty FT must go homes, and never soils our proud soil again.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:00 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you look at :36~:40 of the clip, you will see that the VW driver "after" passing and pulling back into the right lane then proceeds to momentarily @ :39 (and to my eyes, deliberately) try to squeeze the cyclist between the car and the centre railing then moved back to the left slightly.


Maybe, but it seems to me more a really clueless local driver drifting about. The hint to me is how he kind of holds his position in the middle of two lanes for an extended period of time. To me, it seems predictable what the driver did and I would have slowed down appropriately to avoid being squeezed out. I wouldn't have been happy about it, but I definitely would not have let myself get hit and then do what this Brit did.

Just my 2 cents though being both a motorcyclist and having driven extensively in the US and Bay Area, CA. where drivers are quite similar (since they're often from the same region of the world).

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 6:56 am

The straddling of two lanes is normal here. "I pay road tax, what!" Taxi's do it all the time just in case they need to cut somebody off in either lane.
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 8:45 am

should have used his horn first instead of hands

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 8:59 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:should have used his horn first instead of hands

#indianselfdefencemodeon


Out of topic, but I contemplated to use air horn in MRT on those who try to cut queue and rush in front before passengers can alight. Literally at their heads.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 9:04 am

the lynx wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:should have used his horn first instead of hands

#indianselfdefencemodeon


Out of topic, but I contemplated to use air horn in MRT on those who try to cut queue and rush in front before passengers can alight. Literally at their heads.


It's funny at times, the images you conjure up in your head as to to 'what I'd like to do' in that and similar situations

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Postby stuckmojo » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:11 am

I watched it a few times. I think the biker was an idiot for rising up to the frustrated car driver's taunt as he sped off at the traffic light. In the end he's the one facing jail time now.

This is typical here: people inch forward on the red light trying to get an advantage. Bikers should think of self preservation first.

I ride 10,000km per year in Singapore and I know for a fact that in a collision with a car/van/lorry I will always come off worse.

Also, with regard to car drivers changing lanes as soon as the lane next to them looks like it's going faster, expect it, it happens all the time.

I'm not condoning the car driver at all; just pointing out that you can't go around trying to educate people on proper driving by punching their windows in, as much as one would like to.

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Postby bgd » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:35 am

the lynx wrote:Out of topic, but I contemplated to use air horn in MRT on those who try to cut queue and rush in front before passengers can alight. Literally at their heads.


Good plan, let us know how it goes. :D

There was a cyclist in London who got fed up with drivers so built an air horn. I'm sure it got him noticed but he had to ride round with a scuba tank to power the thing.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... g-off.html

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Postby bgd » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:40 am

stuckmojo wrote:This is typical here: people inch forward on the red light trying to get an advantage.


In my experience often the guys that inch forward completely miss the advantage when the light changes. Inch forward, inch forward, light changes, no movement. :?

Wondered about this for years but now reackon that their concentration span is measured in seconds so by the time the light changes they have moved onto something else.

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:29 am

bgd wrote:In my experience often the guys that inch forward completely miss the advantage when the light changes. Inch forward, inch forward, light changes, no movement. :?

Wondered about this for years but now reackon that their concentration span is measured in seconds so by the time the light changes they have moved onto something else.



Yeah, I love that same thing.......and the guys inching forwards are usually the ones in cars that can't pull skin from custard. I bide my time and let 270hp do the rest :lol:
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