Home News Caught on cam: Jaywalker focused on phone gets slammed by cab

Caught on cam: Jaywalker focused on phone gets slammed by cab

Accident is a reminder of the reason for recently increased penalties for .

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

Singapore – It is never safe nor advisable to have your attention divided when crossing the road, so much more when you are .

A video uploaded on District Singapore’s Facebook page showed footage of a woman who was jaywalking across Lavender Street near on Apr 5.

She was also on her phone while crossing the street.

The dashcam footage showed the woman hurriedly crossing the road and stopped abruptly at the empty left-most lane. However, she was a split-second too late as an incoming taxi knocked her off her feet and onto the ground.

- Advertisement -

Netizens commented how there was no way the taxi driver could have seen the woman and stepped on the brakes in time; especially in an area without a pedestrian crossing.

The driver stepped out and assisted the woman back on her feet. His subsequent hand gestures suggested that he explained how he did not see her coming. Afterwards, he helped her to the roadside.

Higher penalties for

For everyone’s information, the fines for for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists had been increased on Apr 1, 2019.

“Jaywalking becomes an offence with the implementation of the pedestrian crossing rules. Under these rules, a jaywalker is liable to be fined up to S$50,” noted the post caption. The previous fine was S$20.

Other road offences include walking along expressway tunnels with a fine of S$75 and cyclist-related offences such as careless riding, not wearing a helmet while riding on the road and failure to conform to a red light signal which also has a fine of S$75.

The revision was made after 20 years to curb the increasing road traffic offences.

Watch the video below (warning: disturbing footage):

https://www.facebook.com/districtsingapore/videos/640559159698235/

Please follow and like us:
Tweet
Share
- Advertisement -

Paul Tambyah says SDP’s healthcare plan is superior to MediShield Life

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Paul Tambyah indicated that the opposition party's healthcare plan is superior to the government's MediShield Life scheme, as he urged Singaporeans to contribute to the public consultation on the MediShield Life 2020 review the day before...

Govt warns against delaying MediShield Life premium hike despite concerns

The authorities do not seem to be in favour of delaying the impending MediShield Life premium hike despite concerns. Senior Minister of State for Health Koh Poh Koon said on Monday (19 Oct) that delaying the premium hike will only lead...

Sylvia Lim files full motion in Parliament on issues arising from Parti Liyani case

The Workers' Party has filed a Full Motion in Parliament to discuss issues arising from the high-profile case involving ex-domestic helper Parti Liyani, who was acquitted on appeal of theft last month in a case brought by her former employer, then-Changi...
Please follow and like us:
Tweet
Share
close

Like and follow us

Follow Me
Tweet