Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This driver of SGP9292Y stopped at the Scotts Road bus lane just outside Far East Plaza. Bus 576 had difficulty in entering the bus lane to the bus stop. This car and the taxi behind it also caused traffic to hold up.
Actually traffic at this part was not that heavy but because of drivers like to stop at the road side and bus lane, thus caused the traffic congestion. Relevant authority should do something about it instead of just building ERP that didn't solve the problem. Take a walk here and see what is the actual problem!
Just summon that few black sheep drivers instead of making everyone pay for the ERP charges. Put the traffic warden at the bus stop to book all these drivers.
Video taken on : 29 Dec 2007, 7.45pm
Take a look at this stretch of pedestrian footpath outside Far East Plaza from Goodwood Park Hotel at Scotts Road. See the number of bikes parked on the footpath! All of us are aware of it and why didn't the relevant authority do something about it?
Lack of parking spaces in the mall? Lame excuses...even with ample parking lots for bikes like in the heartland, they also parked on the footpath. Whatever the reasons, it's wrong to park or ride the bikes on the footpath. Will the relevant authority please do something about it.
Video Taken On : 29 Dec 2007, 7.40pm
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This motorcyclist was riding on the pedestrian footpath outside the Eastvale Condo at Pasir Ris Drive 3. The traffic police said that more than 600 have been booked last year (2007) for riding on footpath. This figure definitely is far too little as we still can see many many more motorcyclists riding on the footpath everday, everywhere in Singapore.
Will the relevant authority please put in more serious effort into this before putting the cyclists on the same footpath! Only people who walk on the footpath frequently will understand all these inconveniences.
Video Taken On : 28 Dec 2007, 4.50pm
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
This stretch of road near the T-Junction of Tampines Ave 2 and Tampines St.31, just before the traffic light and outside the N2 - You can find vehicles parked or stopped along the side of the road causing traffic to build up especially the buses need to filter out to avoid them.
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Very inconsiderate of such drivers to stop or park along the side of this Tampines Ave 2. Hope the relevant authority can be more hardworking to book such drivers else why paint those Double Yellow Lines. Moreover, this is very near to the traffic light junction. Frankly these are the types of drivers that cause traffic congestion.
Video taken on : 18 Dec 2007, 7.51pm
Monday, July 21, 2008
This slow vehicle PA5922L tried to cut into my lane in front but failed to and went behind me. Later he drove onto the fast lane (lane 1) of the expressway (ECP towards airport before Rochore Exit). Actually his lane was not obstructed nor slow, and I didn't undertand why he need to take the fast lane.
Video taken on : 18 Dec 2007, 4.57pm
Friday, July 18, 2008
Very often we find lorries or pickups overloaded and some even have part of their load dropped off the road. The relevant authority should be very strict on such overloaded truck as what dropped off on the road may cause accidents especially to motorbikes.
This pickup GZ8978G was found overloaded with leaves and branches at the junction of N2 near the Tampines East CC.
Video taken on : 28 Nov 2007, 5.28pm
Thursday, July 17, 2008
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This stretch of road from Ophir Road to ECP (towards Airport), just after the traffic light where it's joined by the Republic Blvd. Very often, vehicles from the Republic Blvd tried to force their way out of the slip road without waiting for their Green Light.
Just like this taxi SHB199U forcing his way out. I wonder if he got turn his head to check whether there were on coming vehicles. LTA already installed that Green Arrow traffic light long ago, and by now many motorists should be aware of it especially taxi drivers.
By forching their way out, the vehicles on the main road have to brake and slow down to give way to them thus resulting in slowing down the traffic. Mind you, not all drivers can brake or slow down in time!
Video taken on : 29 Nov 2007, 5.04pm
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Look at this cyclist at the Pasir Ris pedestrian crossing. He was cycling an electric bicycle without a protective bicycle helmet which is a must for those riding one on the road. See the Road Traffic (Bicycle) Rules below;
ROAD TRAFFIC ACT
(CHAPTER 276, SECTION 140)
ROAD TRAFFIC (BICYCLES) RULES
2. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires —"bicycle" means a pedal bicycle, a pedal tricycle, a trishaw or a power-assisted bicycle;
"power-assisted bicycle" means a bicycle that is equipped with an electric motor and that may be propelled by muscular power or by the electric motor with which it is equipped, or by both.
13. — (3) Every person who rides a power-assisted bicycle on a road or who is carried as a pillion passenger on a power-assisted bicycle on a road shall wear securely on his head a suitable protective bicycle helmet.
So what's the use of having a rule where people do not obey and no one really enforce it?
Video Taken On : 14 Dec 2007, 11.11am
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
This is Pasir Ris where cycling on pedestrian footpath is still an offence. Look at this cyclist - cycling on the pedestrian crossing while it was still Red Man, and straight onto the pedestrian footpath. Look at the age of this cyclist...need to educate him on how to cycle correctly? You think he doesn't know it's wrong to cycle on footpath? Come on, you know the answer better.
Video Taken On : 14 Dec 2007, 11.10am
Monday, July 14, 2008
Every Friday afternoon, we can see this long stretch of illegal parking on Double Yellow Lines at Pasir Ris Drive 3. Yes, I do understand that they are going to the mosque but I believed there are ample and enough parking lots in the Multi Storey Carpark Blk.245A just directly opposite the mosque and surrounding nearby MSCP.
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See the video and you will note how long a stretch the illegal parking is every Friday and the jaywalking. Also this will inconvenience the public bus and slow down the traffic there. Maybe the relevant authority should seriously look into all these illegal parking at places of worship.
Video taken on : 30 Nov 2007, 12.49pm
Friday, July 11, 2008
Again it is this stretch of Beach Road, immediately after the Junction of Beach Road and Ophir Road towards Keypoint, on the leftmost lane. This driver of GZ150E tried to force filter his way out when his lane got obstructed.
Though he got signaled, but that did not give him the right to just forced his way out as I was too near to him. He should ensure there was no car too close too him before filtering out. Many drivers nowadays simply filter out of their lane when their lane is obstructed without bothering about cars from the other lane.
Such acts only caused traffic congestion and also accidents.
Video Taken On : 27 Nov 2007, 4.59pm
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This was the entrance to White Sand Shopping Mall Carpark. Halfway into the entrance, I saw a pickup stopped there with 1 worker on it. Not so sure what was going on, as there was no one directing vehicles.
Only after I sounded my horn, there was one man in front of the pickup, then stopped the on coming cars for me to move in. Think it was dangerous to do work in such manner without enough manpower to stop and direct in-coming vehicles on both sides.
Video Taken On : 22 Nov 2007, 11.25am
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The driver of this car SGF9377P insisted on filtering or changing lane in front of me. Though she had signaled her intention, but it's too near to me and I had horned to warn her, yet she still tried to speed up and wanted to cut into my lane.
This was the road outside the Singapore Expo or Tampines ITE. It was empty behind me and I wondered why nowadays drivers must filter into your lane in front of you and not behind? Forcing another driver to brake for you to filter is not the correct way of fitlering.
Video Taken On : 22 Nov 2007, 6.16pm
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This car SDL400T was parked in a way at Blk.384A MSCP Tampines St.32 that it left little space for the car next to it. I wonder how the driver of the car next to it get into the car? Drivers should be considerate when parking their cars!
Photo Taken On : 22 Nov 2007, 8.49am
Monday, July 7, 2008
This stretch of Beach Road, immediately after the Junction of Beach Road and Ophir Road towards Keypoint, on the leftmost lane - many drivers intentionally (though not all) take this leftmost lane and when their lane got obstructed, forced their way out to the middle lane.
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Some drivers, like this one in the video, think that by signally give them the right to filter out immediately thus forcing drivers in the middle lane to brake for them. Many drivers use this method to "overtake" so that they can be a few seconds faster!
How inconsiderate they can be! Their lane got obstructed, other lanes got to give way to them. It's because of such drivers that caused all the traffic congestions. Frankly if our Traffic Police patrol and book more of such drivers, there is no need to build more ERP gantries. It's the bad driving habits that slow down the traffic.
Video Taken On : 21 Nov 2007, 12pm
Friday, July 4, 2008
Very often we can find inconsiderate drivers parked their vehicles near the HDB Rubbish Chute area. When you tell them off, their usual comments will be "If you horn, I will move my car away" or "Why you so Kaypoh?", etc...Besides all these comments, what else can they say? Definitely they are in the wrong disrupting the work schedule of the workers clearing the rubbish. The workers have a tight schedule to follow and few minutes lost here and there means a lot to them!
Putting the "Fine $1,000, No Parking" serve any purpose? I've yet to see any enforcement of it in the day time. I've only heard enforcement is only in the night time especially midnight.
Video Taken On : 18 Apr 2008, 3.20pm
Thursday, July 3, 2008
This driver wanted to cut queue and did not bother about obstructing traffic who wanted to go straight at this Tampines Ave 1 outside Blk.934 and 935 or Tampines SAFRA. The lane that the driver was occupying was meant for going straight and not a turning lane. This is a common sight at this part of the road, many drivers are aware of it and intentionally cut queue.
Such act always cause heavy traffic jam on the 2nd lane and I hope the relevant authority can book those who causes the jam. Even if one misses the queue line, one can drive forward to the next U-turn or whatever, to make to turn back instead of obstructing traffic. Drivers should rid such inconsiderate acts so that there will be less traffic congestion.
Video Taken On : 19 Nov 2007, 6.11pm
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
This driver of SCU6377C didn't bother to slow down and stop at the zebra crossing to give way to pedestrians. As you can see, this family of 3 already stepped on the zebra crossing at the Wet Market of Tampines Mart and the driver just simply zoomed past them!
Most drivers do not seem to stop at the zebra crossing especially the two zebra crossings at Tampines Mart. Pedestrians using these crossings, please be careful.
Video Taken On : 15 Nov 2007, 5.42pm
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Very frequently, I can see vehicles parked at the Yellow Zig Zag line outside the Tampines Mart, Tampines St.34, near the Turf Club and Coffee Shop of Tampines Mart. Most drivers parked their vehicles by the road side to bet at the Turf Club, or eat at the coffee shop or loading and unloading.
This Tampines St.34 is a Single Lane 2-Way street, so if any vehicle parked at the side will force those vehicles coming on the same side to drive into the opposite lane especially big vehicles like bus.
Hope the relevant authority can send more parking wardens to check on this part of the street. Our Neighbourhood Police should also do their part too.
Video Taken On : 17 Nov 2007, 12.45pm