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    Guys, cool down. Let the authorities take this up. While this is definitely wrong, don't just link the car to the driver. What happen if the driver is not the owner or worse, he/she sold it to someone who don't know about this incident?

    Technology has helped provide evident. It is now for the driver to explain. Authority now got to publicize the incident to 'educate' others.

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    stir ah stir........

    think by now some details should be out some where........
    Eat breath LIVERPOOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah
    Guys, cool down. Let the authorities take this up. While this is definitely wrong, don't just link the car to the driver. What happen if the driver is not the owner or worse, he/she sold it to someone who don't know about this incident?

    Technology has helped provide evident. It is now for the driver to explain. Authority now got to publicize the incident to 'educate' others.
    Sorry ah, the car linked to owner or not is not that relevant. The car does not drive itself. The driver is the one driving the car. It's up to the owner of the car to sort it out with the driver if such is the case. The car not being driven by the owner does not mean a thing to the authorities and quite rightly so.

    While I do agree that the authorities are the ones who should/would be handling this case, it does not mean we should sit back and just ignore.

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    I'm in no way related to the patient in the ambulance, if any, or the accused driver.

    But from the video, it's quite apparent that the ambulance will still b stuck in the traffic, given the number of cars infront of the accused. There's only so much space in the middle lane for cars in the right lane to siam. #justsaying
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    Quote Originally Posted by silvermoon1407
    I'm in no way related to the patient in the ambulance, if any, or the accused driver.

    But from the video, it's quite apparent that the ambulance will still b stuck in the traffic, given the number of cars infront of the accused. There's only so much space in the middle lane for cars in the right lane to siam. #justsaying
    Will you be saying the same thing if it was a loved one in the ambulance? #justaskin'

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    Hi, I understand you point. But one should not have this kind of mindset: since the traffic is so congested, no point I give way to the ambulance sounding its siren behind me....
    A few seconds may be very short for a normal person, but not for a critically ill patient. From the video, there are many opportunities for the Honda driver to switch to lane 2 but he/she did not. His/her license should be revoked and to study highway code again before he/she is allowed to drive on the road again.

    Quote Originally Posted by silvermoon1407 View Post
    I'm in no way related to the patient in the ambulance, if any, or the accused driver.

    But from the video, it's quite apparent that the ambulance will still b stuck in the traffic, given the number of cars infront of the accused. There's only so much space in the middle lane for cars in the right lane to siam. #justsaying
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post

    Will you be saying the same thing if it was a loved one in the ambulance? #justaskin'
    Well, don't flame me. I agree the driver is at fault, but not totally.

    Imagine u are the driver. In theory we all know we should give way. In practise, it may not b so easy. It may be the first time the driver kena tailgate by an ambulance. What goes on his head? It could be smth like "ok we are in tunnel, all lanes packed. Maybe when we hit expressway exit got chance to let the ambulance pass." The driver may also b thinking that the ambulance will change lane instead, given that there are occasions where lane 2 got lobang. Drivers can't predict the minds of others.

    On the other hand, if I were the family of the patient accompanying in the ambulance, I would be cursing the whole traffic, not just the driver infront (unless of course it was a clear lane but he purposely refuse to give way).

    My point is, we need to see the bigger picture and not just put all the blame on that one driver.

    In other countries, ambulance can drive on the other side of the road. In singapore, we only have that many lanes serving so many vehicles. Is that the fault of any one person or one organization or whatever? You decide. We have barriers between opposite lanes in almost all major roads. Safety design or otherwise? You decide.

    Again, don't flame me. I'm just putting things in perspective for people to think about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silvermoon1407

    Well, don't flame me. I agree the driver is at fault, but not totally.

    Imagine u are the driver. In theory we all know we should give way. In practise, it may not b so easy. It may be the first time the driver kena tailgate by an ambulance. What goes on his head? It could be smth like "ok we are in tunnel, all lanes packed. Maybe when we hit expressway exit got chance to let the ambulance pass." The driver may also b thinking that the ambulance will change lane instead, given that there are occasions where lane 2 got lobang. Drivers can't predict the minds of others.

    On the other hand, if I were the family of the patient accompanying in the ambulance, I would be cursing the whole traffic, not just the driver infront (unless of course it was a clear lane but he purposely refuse to give way).

    My point is, we need to see the bigger picture and not just put all the blame on that one driver.

    In other countries, ambulance can drive on the other side of the road. In singapore, we only have that many lanes serving so many vehicles. Is that the fault of any one person or one organization or whatever? You decide. We have barriers between opposite lanes in almost all major roads. Safety design or otherwise? You decide.

    Again, don't flame me. I'm just putting things in perspective for people to think about.
    Have you seen the video? It is close to 3 minutes yet driver made ZERO attempt to switch lanes. No signal at all.

    The point is IF the driver had made any attempt to switch lanes it would have been a different story.

    And FWIW, there were instances when the vehicles were no longer in a tunnel. Being in a tunnel is no excuse for not switching lanes or at least attempting to switch lanes if necessary.

    Sure you will be cursing at the traffic as will I. But the immediate issue is the vehicle in front which made no attempt to give way.

    And even in other countries, like the UK for instance, people give way to emergency vehicles, without a 2nd thought. Reason being they are well aware that, "this could be me in there." Sadly I see quite a few cases of apathy and selfishness on our roads and this case is but one of many.
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    sanctimoniousness, sententiousness, and holier-than-thou attitudes is a feeling or display of (usually smug) moral superiority derived from a sense that one's beliefs, actions, or affiliations are of greater virtue than those of the average person.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives
    sanctimoniousness, sententiousness, and holier-than-thou attitudes is a feeling or display of (usually smug) moral superiority derived from a sense that one's beliefs, actions, or affiliations are of greater virtue than those of the average person.
    As is apathy. A clear sign of poor upbringing and a sense of entitlement.
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    Ok before this escalates into nastiness that is senseless, I will close it.

    Apologies if I rub any of you the wrong way. I am very upset when I see inconsiderate drivers.

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