Home News In the Hood Multiple collisions of road users at pedestrian crossings on New Year, 2022

Multiple collisions of road users at pedestrian crossings on New Year, 2022

“Many zebra crossing users foolishly think that all vehicles will automatically and surely stop for them to cross. They assumed that it's their priority right of way, which is not so.” — Netizen

- Advertisement -

Singapore — As 2021 ended and another year began, several incidents involving collisions and near misses between road users at street crossings were highlighted online.

Whether it’s a car slamming into a passing cyclist or a vehicle almost hitting a pedestrian crossing the road, Facebook community page focused on Singapore road safety, Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road, has been busy during the year-end period.

On Dec 30, 2021, an Audi was caught on a dashboard camera zooming past a red light along Lentor Avenue, coming within inches of hitting a pedestrian crossing the street.

Photo: FB screengrab/Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road

- Advertisement 1-

“If the woman had started crossing just a few seconds earlier or walked just a bit faster, this could have turned into a terrible accident,” wrote Beh Chia Lor.

On New Year’s Eve, an uncle on a bicycle was crossing on red light along Pasir Ris.

He was then knocked down by a passing vehicle, the driver most likely not spotting the cyclist due to a blind spot caused by other vehicles.

Photo: FB screengrab/Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road

“Who should have more responsibility for this?” the page asked.

A “New Year’s Day incident in Sengkang” was also shared online, involving a car hitting a FoodPanda delivery rider on a bicycle.

- Advertisement 2-

Seconds before the FoodPanda rider crossed the street, another cyclist made it safely across.

However, as the vehicle stopped beyond the designated white line before the pedestrian crossing and the rider failed to check before entering the road, a collision occurred.

Photo: FB screengrab/Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road

Members from the online community reminded others of common road safety etiquette, such as dismounting a bicycle when passing a pedestrian crossing or slowing down at an intersection to avoid such incidents.

“Cyclists should unmount on crossings. I think authorities should enforce this rule that cyclists should unmount in such crossings,” said Facebook user TL Oon. (As) “inconvenient it may be, it will save the cyclists’ lives. See too many of the cyclists just missing being hit by the alertness of drivers.”

- Advertisement 3-

A netizen also highlighted that pedestrians on zebra crossings should practice extra caution and give motorists more time to stop. /TISG

Photo: FB screengrab/Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road

Read related: Cyclist crosses road at last second, passing motorcyclist slips & falls

Cyclist crosses road at last second, passing motorcyclist slips & falls

Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Read More

Stories you might’ve missed, Jan 28

It’s not just OCBC and Singapore, scammers are ripping off people across Asia Photo: screengrab/ BDO Unibank Inc Singapore —  The phishing scams that burst into media headlines in Singapore last month  have also swept through other countries in Asia.  People in...

17 months jail for maid who shot and shared TIkTok video of herself bathing old man

Singapore – A domestic worker in Singapore was sentenced to 17 months' jail on Thursday (Jan 27) after she admitted recording and sharing online...

Family of otters no match for lone monitor lizards’ powerful tail whacking as they try to steal a fish

Singapore – A glimpse of nature at work was caught on camera as a family of otters tried to steal a fish from a...

Coffee & tea price increase at Geylang East Food Centre

Dear Editor, I refer to the attached picture taken from a stall at Geylang East Food Centre, 117 Aljunied Ave 2 when the 'GST hike'...

Single mum keen to earn side income, loses nearly $50,000 to ‘Gucci’ scammers

Singapore – News of the surge of phishing scams involving  OCBC Bank has made many other bank customers come forward with their own stories...

Stories you might’ve missed, Jan 28

It’s not just OCBC and Singapore, scammers are ripping off people across Asia Photo: screengrab/ BDO Unibank Inc Singapore —  The...

17 months jail for maid who shot and shared TIkTok video of herself bathing old man

Singapore – A domestic worker in Singapore was sentenced to 17 months' jail on Thursday (Jan 27) after she...

Family of otters no match for lone monitor lizards’ powerful tail whacking as they try to steal a fish

Singapore – A glimpse of nature at work was caught on camera as a family of otters tried to...

Coffee & tea price increase at Geylang East Food Centre

Dear Editor, I refer to the attached picture taken from a stall at Geylang East Food Centre, 117 Aljunied Ave...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg