Appalling driving standards in Singapore

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 28 May 2012 2:33 pm

When you think about it, we all have irresponsible drivers everywhere, not just Singapore. It is a good thing that LTA sets speed limit at 90 km/h in most express ways - God knows how many more idiots we will have on high speed had they increase the speed limit.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 28 May 2012 3:47 pm

the lynx wrote:When you think about it, we all have irresponsible drivers everywhere, not just Singapore. It is a good thing that LTA sets speed limit at 90 km/h in most express ways - God knows how many more idiots we will have on high speed had they increase the speed limit.
They really ought to go metric in the US - then everyone could drive 100 instead of 60.

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 28 May 2012 3:59 pm

the lynx wrote:When you think about it, we all have irresponsible drivers everywhere, not just Singapore. It is a good thing that LTA sets speed limit at 90 km/h in most express ways - God knows how many more idiots we will have on high speed had they increase the speed limit.
if you have driven one of those G plate delivery vehicles here, when you hit 60 km, the buzzer goes off and beeps .. and when you try to stay below the limit, on the left most lane on expressways, you are constantly being tail gated by 40 foot and 60 foot trailers .. now that's scary ..

Did you say 90 kmph ?

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 28 May 2012 4:15 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
the lynx wrote:When you think about it, we all have irresponsible drivers everywhere, not just Singapore. It is a good thing that LTA sets speed limit at 90 km/h in most express ways - God knows how many more idiots we will have on high speed had they increase the speed limit.
They really ought to go metric in the US - then everyone could drive 100 instead of 60.
:o I had to pick up my calculator to understand how fast Americans can drive there (damn, the customary units!).

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 28 May 2012 4:26 pm

the lynx wrote: :o I had to pick up my calculator to understand how fast Americans can drive there (damn, the customary units!).
Many moons ago, back home, my BIL Got a Honda Integra, the one with pop-up lights, from an Embassy Sale ..

Me got to drive one day and was wondering why I am the fastest, till I realised that the speedometer was in MPH !!!

so 70 mph was like ....

Well, is UK still stuck on Imperial ? ;) ;)

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 28 May 2012 4:47 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
the lynx wrote:When you think about it, we all have irresponsible drivers everywhere, not just Singapore. It is a good thing that LTA sets speed limit at 90 km/h in most express ways - God knows how many more idiots we will have on high speed had they increase the speed limit.
They really ought to go metric in the US - then everyone could drive 100 instead of 60.
That would be un-American. The founding fathers did not intend America to use units that easily scale up or down by powers of ten. It will destroy the fabric of society if Americans give in to socialism imposed to them by gay, muslim, foreign liberal terrorists who only seek to destroy America and its prized way of life.

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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 28 May 2012 5:41 pm

the lynx wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
the lynx wrote:When you think about it, we all have irresponsible drivers everywhere, not just Singapore. It is a good thing that LTA sets speed limit at 90 km/h in most express ways - God knows how many more idiots we will have on high speed had they increase the speed limit.
They really ought to go metric in the US - then everyone could drive 100 instead of 60.
:o I had to pick up my calculator to understand how fast Americans can drive there (damn, the customary units!).
Most Americans ignore speedlimits. Common speeds on an Interstate highway (primary highway people drive) is 75-80mph. I was laughing at an old coworker who visited our US office while I was there (Singaporean Indian). He's big, atheltic type, talks about NS all the time, bla bla, but he was scared driving on US roads, and kept saying how fast we all drive is crazy. hehe if only he know..

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 28 May 2012 6:55 pm

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the lynx wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote: They really ought to go metric in the US - then everyone could drive 100 instead of 60.
:o I had to pick up my calculator to understand how fast Americans can drive there (damn, the customary units!).
Most Americans ignore speedlimits. Common speeds on an Interstate highway (primary highway people drive) is 75-80mph. I was laughing at an old coworker who visited our US office while I was there (Singaporean Indian). He's big, atheltic type, talks about NS all the time, bla bla, but he was scared driving on US roads, and kept saying how fast we all drive is crazy. hehe if only he know..
There are a lot of wide open spaces... not unusual to drive 80 to 90 in desolated stretches like north Texas and New Mexico.

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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 28 May 2012 9:14 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
the lynx wrote: :o I had to pick up my calculator to understand how fast Americans can drive there (damn, the customary units!).
Most Americans ignore speedlimits. Common speeds on an Interstate highway (primary highway people drive) is 75-80mph. I was laughing at an old coworker who visited our US office while I was there (Singaporean Indian). He's big, atheltic type, talks about NS all the time, bla bla, but he was scared driving on US roads, and kept saying how fast we all drive is crazy. hehe if only he know..
There are a lot of wide open spaces... not unusual to drive 80 to 90 in desolated stretches like north Texas and New Mexico.
Yes, Interstate 40 through northern Texas is good for high-speed.

If anyone ever wanted to know, top-speed of a first gen Honda S2000 with top-down, two-people, and luggage is ~147mph. :P (at whatever elevation Amarillo Tx is)

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Post by franky-MS » Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:40 am

As a motocyclist the situation is quite clear:
Act as if the cars in Singapore have covered window shields, they just can not see you. It is not, that they do not want to see you. But to do three things at a time? look, drive, think- no way!
Sometimes, they even put fancy curtains in the side windows- against the sun :-)
really scary is...
that Singaporean Drivers are allowed to drive cars on German highways without passing additional exams!
Kind of funny that Europeans have to pass the Basic Theory tests over here...
so let`s hope everybody is surviving the traffic in Singapore and stays healthy!

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Post by beenthere » Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:35 pm

If you are complaining of drivers here then you haven't driven on the 5 near LA. As for speeds, it was routine for me to be doing 75-80* commuting to work on the 805 - and I was the slower ones. This isn't in the boondocks - this was right around town (from mid-town to North County).

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