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CYCLIST USING PHONE WHILE RIDING ON ROAD THEN CRASHED INTO PARKED CAR

A video emerged online showing a man cycling on the road and using his mobile phone at the same time.

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The man was seen focusing on his phone as he cycled on the road and was not paying attention to his surroundings or the vehicle in front of him.

He then crashed into a parked vehicle and almost got thrown off his bicycle, before pushing his bicycle away from the vehicle.

The entire incident was captured on the vehicle’s dashcam.

Active Mobility Act

Under the Active Mobility Act, as of 1 August 2020, all riders of bicycles and personal mobility devices are not allowed to hold or operate any mobile devices in their hand while riding on public paths or roads.

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The devices in question include mobile phones, tablets that can text, call or access the internet – however it excluded wearable devices like smartwatches.

Persons found guilty of the offence face a fine of up to $1,000 and/or a jail term of up to 3 months, with the penalties doubled for offenders who repeat their offences.

Images source: Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road Facebook

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