Singapore — A BMW was spotted allegedly playing the brake checking game along the Central Expressway (CTE) after the vehicle behind high-beamed the driver.

On Monday (Nov 1), Facebook page uploaded a video shared by the vehicle capturing the scene along CTE between Braddell and Ang Mo Kio Avenue.

“Noticed a slow driving BMW driving on first lane around 60 to 70 km/h. The car cannot keep well within the lane,” said the cam car driver.

“I high-beamed him as it swerved toward second lane. Then the reckless driver slowed down and play braking game on first lane. I almost rear-ended into it,” the driver added.

The video showed the BMW on the first lane, approaching the second lane at one point.

Photo: FB screengrab/

After the vehicle behind high-beamed the BMW driver, the latter decided to check the brakes.

Photo: FB screengrab/

In response to the incident, netizens wondered why the cam car driver high-beamed the BMW, noting it was an “aggressive manoeuvre.”

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However, Facebook user Steven Hor explained, “High beam is a (form of) communication to tell him to move left as he is obstructing others. Sad that a lot of people don’t understand basic communication.”

Others advised reporting the incident to the Traffic Police to deter similar dangerous driving behaviour.

BMW SMS273A plays brake checking and cannot keep in lane

“Noticed a slow driving BMW SMS273A driving on 1st lane around 60-70kph. The car cannot keep well within the lane. I high beamed him as it swerved toward 2nd lane. Then the reckless driver slowed down and play braking game on 1st lane. I almost rear ended into it.” – Cam car driver.

Happened along CTE between Braddle and AMK Ave 1 exit on 31/10/2021at 2000 hours.

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Meanwhile, Facebook user Ismail Miller noted the cam car driver could have chosen to just overtake. “Next time, just change lane and go left, press your accelerator and engage your turbo and overtake. This kind of driver not worth the time to high beam.” /TISG

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ByHana O