Pedestrian

BALESTIER RD ACCIDENT: 59 YR OLD DRIVER ARRESTED, LICENCE SUSPENDED IMMEDIATELY

A 57 year old driver and his 59 year old employer were arrested in relation to the accident at Balestier Rd where a trailer rammed into an overhead bridge. The driver's licence has been suspended with immediate effect. Nobody was injured and investigations are ongoing. Both directions of Balestier Rd are also opened to traffic.

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DON'T TARGET US MOUNTAIN BIKERS, GO CATCH THOSE EBIKES INSTEAD

A reader is against the requirement for mountain bikes to have handlebars shorter than 700mm. He thinks having a longer handlebar will provide more stability when cycling and would rather the LTA catch those errant ebikers instead. "Shouldnt LTA be educating pedestrian as well? Most pedestrian are hogging up the entire pavement, walking in all direction, and causing misunderstanding between cyclists and pedestrian. Not all cyclist are dangerous, most of the mountain bikers that ride the local trails respect the pedestrian and care for the safety. Do not let one reckless cyclist give you the idea that the whole cycling community is dangerous!"

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SG MUST HAVE LAWS FOR PEDESTRIANS ON FOOT PATH TOO!

I read with amusement an article on the TODAY newspaper, writing about how Singapore should have a code of ethics for pedestrians walking on footpaths and on park connectors.

Article writer basically indicated that since cyclists and personal mobility device users would soon be subjected to rules on the proper usage of roads and paths, pedestrians should not be spared also. He was ashamed at how some of us walk on footpaths and park connectors with disregard for our own safety and that of others.

So he wants a code of ethics for pedestrians to be rolled out. Pedestrians should not use headphones to listen to music and should not read and text on their mobile phone. When a shared path is narrow, they should walk in a single row so as not to obstruct others.

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2 MEN ARRESTED IN RELATION TO POKEMON GO AT PLAZA SINGAPURA

It was reported that 2 men have been arrested in relation to the game, Pokémon Go. Two men, aged 28 and 33 were arrested at Plaza Singapura after getting into a brawl at the carpark entrance.

It is likely that the dispute occurred after a car driver had honked at a pedestrian. The pedestrian was playing Pokémon Go on his mobile phone while crossing the road.

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WOMAN HURLED ON TO ROAD AFTER LORRY COLLIDES WITH TAXI. LORRY CRASHES 4 CARS AFTER THAT.

On 13 June at about 7.15 am, near the junction of Serangoon Road, Towner Road and Boon Keng Road, an accident involving a lorry and a taxi escalated into one of chain collision which left a pedestrian with serious injuries.

A lorry collided with a taxi at Serangoon Road. Perhaps in an attempt to avoid the lorry, the taxi swerved and hit a woman who was waiting to cross the road. The woman was hurled on to the road. She sustained head injuries.

The lorry then traveled over a pedestrian pathway, a grass patch and rammed into 4 stationary cars at the open air carpark.

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