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Motorcycles lane-splitting along PIE leads to an accident

Taxi driver hit brakes to avoid running over motorcyclist

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Singapore – Lane-splitting motorcyclists caused an accident after one of the riders failed to notice that vehicles were slowing down and rammed into the rear of a white van.

On Saturday (Mar 6), Facebook page ROADS.sg uploaded a video of the accident that happened along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) towards Changi before the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) exit in front of Toa Payoh on March 5 at about 4.19 pm.

Two motorcyclists were lane-splitting and overtaking cars, read the post. The rear-cam footage showed the two riders passing in between the middle and far-right lanes of the PIE.

Photo: FB screengrab/ROADS.sg

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“They did not notice the front vehicles were slowing down, and one of them rammed into the rear of the white van.”

Photo: FB screengrab/ROADS.sg

“Van was not supposed to be on lane 1 of the expressway,” added ROADS.sg.

The motorcyclist was sent to the middle lane after the collision. An incoming red taxi immediately hit the brakes in response.

Photo: FB screengrab/ROADS.sg

“Fortunately, the trailer driver was alert and moved left to lane 4 to avoid rolling over the rider,” the post noted.

Photo: FB screengrab/ROADS.sg

Members of the online community commented on the post, wondering when motorcyclists would learn that lane-splitting was a dangerous practice.

“Speed and squeeze like an action hero and once down, blank. What did you achieve? Nothing. The only thing that happened was the bike smashed and injured. I don’t call this achievement. Lesson well learnt,” said Facebook user Ramesh Ram.

Riders also noted that the motorcyclists in the video should not have been speeding. /TISG

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