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On Tuesday morning, a took place along the (TPE), heading in the direction of the (SLE) and before the exit. The suspected culprit of the multi-car pile-up is , a terrible driving habit that Singaporeans need to nip in the bud.

The accident was almost unbelievable in its proportions – 7 cars literally piled on top of one another. A video of the pile-up was circulating online and on car WhatsApp groups on Tuesday morning, but it is no longer available.

Photos of the accident were also being shared by car groups on Facebook:

Photo: Singapore Road Accident Facebook

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Photo: Singapore Road Accident Facebook

Photo: Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road Facebook

Photo: Amru Akim on Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road Facebook

 

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None of the drivers have been reported as injured, but the Land Transport Authority (LTA) had their hands full, as the accident caused a major delay in morning traffic. They kept citizens in the loop via Twitter, tweeting updates at regular intervals.

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Car group members and other netizens were convinced that the big bad habit of tailgating caused the :

Tailgating while driving not only causes accidents, it has also been used as a tactic to avoid paying at carparks. People drive as close to the car in front of them as it exits a car park, hoping to evade detection and therefore parking fees. The Housing and Development Board has installed a much more efficient Tailgating Detection System (TDS) in its car parks, which uses video analytics to identify tailgating vehicles in real time.Follow us on Social Media

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