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YISHUN ROAD RAGE: CYCLIST VERSUS DRIVER PART TWO, POINT FINGER GAME

A second video has surfaced, shedding more light on a contentious encounter between a cyclist and a driver at a zebra crossing in Yishun. The initial footage, captured by the driver’s dashcam, revealed that the cyclist was upset with the driver for failing to slow down and stop at the zebra crossing.

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The Incident The driver in question was making a left turn onto Yishun Avenue 11 from Yishun Ring Road when he almost collided with the cyclist at the zebra crossing. The cyclist’s response was to lay his bicycle on the road as a means of confronting the driver.

Post-Incident Events The second video, filmed from the opposite side of the street, continues where the first video left off. It shows the driver exiting his vehicle to engage with the cyclist. Both parties can be seen in a heated discussion.

Both videos were shared on the SG Road Vigilante Facebook page on Apr. 8, 2024. The second video, uploaded later in the day at 6:44pm, included statements from both parties in its caption.

The cyclist asserted that he “was not riding very fast” and estimated his speed to be around 5 to 6 km/h. He alleged that the car “wasn’t planning to stop” at the zebra crossing. The cyclist also stated that he “did [try] to stop…but it takes time for [the] bike to fully stop”.

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The second video appears to show the car crossing the stop line. The cyclist also noted that the driver stopped his car on the zebra crossing. However, the driver countered that the cyclist had “arrived late to the zebra crossing”.

Police Presence According to the cyclist’s account, police officers were present at the scene.

Rules for Drivers and Cyclists at Crossings Section 79(a) of the Highway Code mandates that drivers approaching a zebra crossing must “be ready to slow down or stop” to yield to pedestrians and cyclists. On the other hand, section 14(1)(b) of the Road Traffic (Pedestrian Crossing) Rules requires cyclists to “stop and look for on-coming traffic” before using a zebra or pedestrian crossing. It is important to note that cyclists are not obligated to dismount and push their bikes at traffic crossings.

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