Singapore 

Taxi crashes into woman crossing Jalan Besar junction when traffic light is in her favour, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A taxi hit a woman while she was crossing the road at the junction of Kitchener Road and Jalan Besar on Sunday morning (April 14). Police said they were alerted to the accident at 9.42am, and that they are investigating the incident. The female pedestrian declined to be taken to hospital, police added. It is understood that her injuries, if she had any, were not serious. In a video provided to citizen journalism site Stomp, the Comfort taxi can be seen turning left at the junction even though…

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Singapore 

Biker voluntarily directs traffic under hot sun after traffic lights break down at Woodlands junction, Singapore News

Drivers and riders were stuck in a traffic jam after the traffic lights at the junction of Woodlands Avenue 6 and Avenue 7 stopped working on Saturday afternoon (Mar 23). Thankfully, one rider took it upon himself to step forward and direct traffic flow to ease the situation. Stomp contributor Emilia and her husband were heading to Thomson when they passed the junction. “It was about 2pm and the traffic was really heavy,” she told Stomp. “From afar, we saw a man directing traffic. “We thought he was a Traffic…

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Singapore 

Traffic police receiving more alerts from public about errant behaviour on the roads, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – More people are reporting bad behaviour on the roads to the Traffic Police, with the number of summonses related to public feedback having increased 1.5 times in five years. In response to queries from The Straits Times, TP revealed that it issued 2,500 summonses last year as a result of public feedback. In 2014, there were 1,700 such summonses. The total number of summonses issued by TP rose from 152,700 in 2015 to 181,000 last year. In all, TP received a total of 18,500 feedback letters in 2018…

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Global 

What a Singapore Strait traffic jam says about the world economy

FLYING into Singapore’s Changi Airport, visitors often remark on the hundreds of vessels, from supertankers to freighters, anchored along the coastline. Why are there so many? What are they doing there?A decade ago, the global recession created a maritime car park of apparent ghost ships in the Singapore Strait – vessels sat idle in the world’s busiest shipping lane as companies were going bust or did not have enough business to justify their use.Now there’s a similar stockpiling of ships in… Source link

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Singapore 

Double-decker bus goes against traffic along Victoria Street, Singapore News

A double-decker public bus was seen going against traffic along Victoria Street on Saturday afternoon (Feb 23). Stomp contributor Mangku was driving towards Kallang Road at about 12.12pm when he saw bus service 960 coming from the opposite direction. He shared footage from his car’s dashboard camera with Stomp. In the video, traffic in the right-most lane comes to a standstill as the bus approaches before motorists start making way for it. It is unclear how or why the bus driver ended up on the wrong side of the road.…

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Singapore 

Fallen trees cause traffic jam on Upper Thomson Road after heavy rain on Sunday, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Several trees toppled on Upper Thomson Road after a heavy downpour on Sunday afternoon (Feb 17), causing a traffic jam. A reader told The Straits Times at around 4.45pm that at least one tree fell on the road and hit a car. It was raining heavily then and the wind was strong. When The Straits Times arrived at the scene, the rain had ceased and the car was gone. At least three trees had snapped and their crowns and part of their trunks were lying on the road.…

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Singapore 

Man jailed and fined for trying to bribe Traffic Police officer and pushing him, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man was jailed and fined for attempting to bribe a Traffic Police officer and pushing the latter when his offer was turned down. Tang Joo Yong, 73, was also caught driving while under disqualification and speeding, among other offences. The Singaporean, also known as Peter Tang, was sentenced to 14 months and 10 weeks’ jail and fined $1,300. He was also disqualified for life from driving all classes of vehicles, said a joint press statement by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) and the Singapore Police Force…

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Singapore 

Youth dashes into middle of the road to do push-ups, sit-ups before getting horned at by oncoming traffic, Singapore News

In this week’s edition of youths doing stupid things and posting them to Instagram, a young man was caught on video running into the middle of the road to do push-ups and sit-ups. Stomp contributor Fyan alerted Stomp to the video posted on @netizensofs1ngapore’s Instagram feed and said, “This is unacceptable behaviour”. In the video, the youth is seen running out onto the road to perform some push-ups facing oncoming traffic. Just when you think he’s done, he starts doing sit-ups as well. He only manages to do two before…

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Singapore 

Van mounts kerb to overtake traffic from left at Newton Circus, Singapore News

A van driver was caught on camera mounting a kerb in an effort to overtake traffic from the left. The video was posted on SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook group page and according to the caption, the incident happened on Wednesday (Jan 16) at Newton Circus. The timestamp indicates it was at about 9.34am. In the video, traffic had come to a standstill as motorists were giving way to others at the roundabout when the van came barrelling through on the left. 16jan2018 newton circle hiace mount kerb to overtake from…

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Singapore 

Police officer dragged 50m by driver dodging traffic stop in Geylang, Singapore News

Having spotted a man using his mobile phone while driving, a traffic police officer stopped a car along Geylang Road on Monday (Nov 12) afternoon. During the check, however, the 35-year-old driver drove away, dragging the officer along for about 50 metres before he fell onto the road, the police said in a statement on Wednesday (Nov 14). The officer sustained multiple abrasions as well as a fracture to his right ankle, and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Later that afternoon, the suspect’s car was found abandoned at…

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