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what is meant for zebra crossing

Postby Guest » Sun, 21 Aug 2005 12:22 pm

warning of vehicle car no sxx 8364U was trying to
accelerate speed at punggol 21 at 10.35Am this morning.
I suppose the zebra crossing is meant for pedestrian priority.
the irresponsible driver was challenging at his own risk with
other ppl lives. I was alarmed by this incident coz I manage
to escape from knock by the car in nick of time. It seem
like this driver was prepare to knock and ran away from me.
I approached a traffic police officer along punggol road 5min
of the incident he told me he cant help anything coz I cant
remember the front alphabet of the car nos

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Re: what is meant for zebra crossing

Postby briceloh » Sun, 21 Aug 2005 12:57 pm

Anonymous wrote:warning of vehicle car no sxx 8364U was trying to
accelerate speed at punggol 21 at 10.35Am this morning.
I suppose the zebra crossing is meant for pedestrian priority.
the irresponsible driver was challenging at his own risk with
other ppl lives. I was alarmed by this incident because I manage
to escape from knock by the car in nick of time. It seem
like this driver was prepare to knock and ran away from me.
I approached a traffic police officer along punggol road 5min
of the incident he told me he cant help anything because I cant
remember the front alphabet of the car nos


i think if u can remember the model and color of that car will also help. if the police also say can't help, maybe he's just plain lazy to help file such a report. :shock:
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Postby Shilo2010 » Sun, 21 Aug 2005 5:00 pm

Just a thought.
This termanology must create some confusion in Africa.
Especialy for the Zebra's.

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Postby spelling nazi » Sun, 21 Aug 2005 8:34 pm

Shilo, quit embarrassing America and correct the egregious grammar error in your signature line.

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Postby Shilo2010 » Sun, 21 Aug 2005 10:14 pm

:D Hi Spelling Nazi
Thank's for the tip!
Incidently, Nazi is an acronym and has a capital N.
Have a nice day.

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Postby banana » Mon, 22 Aug 2005 12:05 am

Terminology is spelt with an I dude.
some signatures are more equal than others

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Postby Shilo2010 » Mon, 22 Aug 2005 7:32 am

Do you people really have nothing better to do ?
Maybe something more constructive ?

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Postby Guest » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 3:20 pm

what is the law... in regards to zebras??

i'm an aussie, and in australia cars must stop for people to cross the zebras.
I is somtimes frightening to see asians to honk their horns and then fly through.....
I have singapore friends and they say in singapore, cars dont need to stop for the zebras....

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Postby Baron Greenback » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 3:42 pm

In the UK if someone has their foot on a crossing the cars must stop.

although in the highway code in UK it says that flashing headlights means a warning like the horn, but people generally flash their lights to indicate to other drivers to pull out or that they are giving way to them (it is a friendly sign). Here the drivers flash their lights as a warning, like using horn, back off I'm coming through!
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Postby Singapore Pedestrian » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 6:13 pm

It takes a lot to own a car and take it on the road in Singapore.

Driving skills and courtesy are irrelevant.

If the pedestrian wants to cross the road they should carry a torchlight and flash it

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Postby Guest » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 7:15 pm

Singapore Pedestrian wrote:It takes a lot to own a car and take it on the road in Singapore.

Driving skills and courtesy are irrelevant.

If the pedestrian wants to cross the road they should carry a torchlight and flash it


Singapore is very good, when compared to Taiwan. at least they do give way here in Singapore 9 out of 10 times. But you have no chance to cross in Taiwan

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Postby Carpe Diem » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 7:18 pm

That reminds me Korea. This is the only country where I have seen car drivers waiting until the crossing sign for pedestrians becomes red to go accross zebras, even if there are no pedestrians in the whole district. Amazing.
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Postby Guest » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 7:24 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:In the UK if someone has their foot on a crossing the cars must stop.

although in the highway code in UK it says that flashing headlights means a warning like the horn, but people generally flash their lights to indicate to other drivers to pull out or that they are giving way to them (it is a friendly sign). Here the drivers flash their lights as a warning, like using horn, back off I'm coming through!


The flashing of headlights is a new one to me, It was not in the highway code, when i did my test, however, the flashing of headlights is adopted, first by truckers, and then cars.

Many people still use the flashing of headlights for the wrong reasons.

UK normally use, at night for on coming traffic, to inform the opposite driver, that his headlights need to be dipped. Also a sign of thanks for giving way, or letting someone turn infront, or to signify, the other vehicle is welcome to come in front. Mostly it is a common sense term.

Unfortuately some people do not have common sense

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Postby Guest » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 7:26 pm

Anonymous wrote:what is the law... in regards to zebras??

i'm an aussie, and in australia cars must stop for people to cross the zebras.
I is somtimes frightening to see asians to honk their horns and then fly through.....
I have singapore friends and they say in singapore, cars dont need to stop for the zebras....


Then your singapore friends are totally wrong. all drivers must slow down and give way at zebra crossings. People have priority!! that is the law.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 9:11 pm

Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:what is the law... in regards to zebras??

i'm an aussie, and in australia cars must stop for people to cross the zebras.
I is somtimes frightening to see asians to honk their horns and then fly through.....
I have singapore friends and they say in singapore, cars dont need to stop for the zebras....


Then your singapore friends are totally wrong. all drivers must slow down and give way at zebra crossings. People have priority!! that is the law.


Yep! That's the law alright! Problem is it's just not the common practice! :oops!:

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