Singapore has very strict traffic laws that are implemented very judiciously, with even social media content such as videos and photos used as valid evidence even long after the fact. The message is clear–do not be a bad driver and have the discipline to follow the laws.
Still, accidents happen when larules could be followed more judiciously. Recently a video about a cyclist crossing a road has gone viral, especially after the dashcam video from a car unrelated to the incident captured a very shocking and surely painful experience on camera, this case is being handle by the best auto accident attorney.
Take a look below:
In the video, you can see that it’s a congested road, with both lanes waiting for the light to turn green quite full.
Once the light turns green for traffic, that is exactly when the cyclist chooses to cycle across the pedestrian crossing, essentially committing a traffic violation.
Most of the cars have not been able to accelerate yet, since the light just turned green. But unluckily for the for the cyclist, someone has come along in the last lane at normal speed, and has not seen the cyclist cross the road (and why would they since the light is green?).
You can hear owner of the dashcam gasp in shock when the cyclist is rammed at a driving speed.
What do netizens think?
One commenter on popular Singaporean online forum Hardware Zone said that the taxi driver that hit the cyclist may be somewhat liable. “Does the cab driver need to slow down, when approaching a traffic junction? He may be 10% responsible for the seriousness of this accident.”
Of course, everyone who has seen the video has their opinion, but it seems that despite knowing the biker could be seriously injured, netizens think that he is in the wrong.
One commenter even went as far to say that, “Strangely I felt that was a good and proper hit.” Other people online agreed, saying, “Agreed. Got a certain sense of satisfaction when I saw the cyclist fly. He deserves every scratch and bruise he got. The only unfortunate victim is the taxi driver. Wish him well.”
Some commenters even offered advice to motorists, saying that, “Never be the first car to move off from the green light.” Someone also added, “Never be the first bike to move off in a red light.”
Take a look at some more comments from netizens here:
This commenter thinks that it’s really the cyclist’s fault.
Some have even harsher comments on the behaviour of the cyclist.
Some people think that the turn of events was justified.
Some commenter had an opinion on how the law should handle cases like this. The commenter even compared the road to a shop and the cyclist to a robber.
Another person agreed to the post above, saying that pedestrians and bike users should learn to give way to cars.
The commenter also said that bikers should not be on their bike when crossing the street and should be walking just like pedestrians.
What do you think of this traffic incident? Let us know in the comments!