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    he can sell his brain for good money, since he hardly use it.
    no one will want to buy his brain...................
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    no one will want to buy his brain...................
    Apparently, his brain is under utilise, hence it is not fully developed,
    if a new recipient willing to train the brain, and those disconnected brain neurons should be reconnect after some exercise.
    and he will able to maximize the full potential of the new brain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kandinsky View Post





    This cyclist did not await a safe opportunity at all and violated traffic law.

    Crazy way to cycle.


    Come to think of it, was he using one of those fixies that don't have brakes?
    Those things should not be allowed at all imo (not well suited for pavements and no brakes is ridiculous to the public if not for the cyclist)



    That said, there are many shades of people out there.
    I've had my fair share of running into drivers who will try to pressurize the cyclist on a right turn to just go, w/o regard that its not a car and the pick up speed will not be able to clear a junction safely.
    Others, try to scare the cyclist to give way by ramming the engine behind them.

    Not in this case of course (at least based on the video)

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    I pity the poor cyclist .. now everyone comment on his action.

    Sometime it maybe just a poor judgement at a point of time, a lost of concentration etc ... I think let just give him a break and move on .. hopefully the taxi drive is not penalized in any way ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by housewife forever View Post
    I pity the poor cyclist .. now everyone comment on his action.

    Sometime it maybe just a poor judgement at a point of time, a lost of concentration etc ... I think let just give him a break and move on .. hopefully the taxi drive is not penalized in any way ...
    Poor judgement ? What ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by housewife forever View Post
    I pity the poor cyclist .. now everyone comment on his action.

    Sometime it maybe just a poor judgement at a point of time, a lost of concentration etc ... I think let just give him a break and move on .. hopefully the taxi drive is not penalized in any way ...
    what poor judgement?
    I pity the taxi driver more, kana trouble because of these type of stupid ppl
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    Poor judgement ? What ??
    IMHO, Cyclist uses human power where there will be fatigue.
    Fatigue will have effects on judgement, concentration, reaction, etc.

    E.g. a cyclist going up a steep slope, make a guess if the concentration is more on the pedal power or traffic conditions?

    Drivers are also affected by fatigue especially those that drive for long periods e.g taxi drivers.

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    I always in Darwin's theory. It streamlines the gene pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kklee View Post
    IMHO, Cyclist uses human power where there will be fatigue.
    Fatigue will have effects on judgement, concentration, reaction, etc.
    E.g. a cyclist going up a steep slope, make a guess if the concentration is more on the pedal power or traffic conditions?
    Drivers are also affected by fatigue especially those that drive for long periods e.g taxi drivers.
    This area has no slope at all within a range of a few kilometers. Beside this: the Road Traffic Act clearly states that of a driver is mentally or physically unfit to participate in road traffic then the driver has to stop driving immediately. To me, there is clearly no excuse for the cyclist's behavior. May he recover and learn from this accident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    If there are no dedicated bicycle lanes then this is the standard way of turning right. Similar to right turning cars, the cyclist has to wait till there is no oncoming traffic or the green arrow lights up.
    Nope, cyclists are supposed to take the pedestrian crossings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by housewife forever View Post
    I pity the poor cyclist .. now everyone comment on his action.

    Sometime it maybe just a poor judgement at a point of time, a lost of concentration etc ... I think let just give him a break and move on .. hopefully the taxi drive is not penalized in any way ...
    It's called stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Nope, cyclists are supposed to take the pedestrian crossings.
    This statement surprised me.
    So I did a quick Google.

    From SPF.
    http://driving-in-singapore.spf.gov..../cyclists.html


    "Give sufficient hand signals to inform other road users of your intention to stop, slow down or when making a left or right turn. (You may refer to the Highway Code on the proper hand signals to make.)"

    In fact, there seems to be a guideline in it which says
    "Do not cycle across pedestrian crossings and overhead bridges."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    This statement surprised me.
    So I did a quick Google.

    From SPF.
    http://driving-in-singapore.spf.gov..../cyclists.html


    "Give sufficient hand signals to inform other road users of your intention to stop, slow down or when making a left or right turn. (You may refer to the Highway Code on the proper hand signals to make.)"

    In fact, there seems to be a guideline in it which says
    "Do not cycle across pedestrian crossings and overhead bridges."
    They are not to ride across pedestrian crossings. They should dismount and push instead. These signages are everywhere.

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    From the same website.....

    On Safe Cycling Behaviours (DOs)
    Always keep to the left hand edge of the roadway.
    Always obey traffic light signals. Be prepared to stop when approaching traffic light junctions when the traffic light turns amber. Cyclists must stop when the traffic light turns red.
    Always dismount from your bicycle and ensure that it is safe to cross before crossing at traffic light junctions. Cyclists should practice the kerb drill too! Look right. Look Left. Look Right again!
    Be considerate to pedestrians.

    Give pedestrians advance warning as you approach them by ringing your bell.
    Give sufficient hand signals to inform other road users of your intention to stop, slow down or when making a left or right turn. (You may refer to the Highway Code on the proper hand signals to make.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    This statement surprised me.
    So I did a quick Google.

    From SPF.
    http://driving-in-singapore.spf.gov..../cyclists.html


    "Give sufficient hand signals to inform other road users of your intention to stop, slow down or when making a left or right turn. (You may refer to the Highway Code on the proper hand signals to make.)"

    In fact, there seems to be a guideline in it which says
    "Do not cycle across pedestrian crossings and overhead bridges."
    this rule you quoted is referring to a junction without any traffic light, aka small road.

    this cyclist suppose to dismount to cross the the traffic light junction,
    for a junction of major road and most bicycles are not able to stop and pick up the speed fast enough to cross over to the other side. that is why they suppose to dismount and take pedestrian crossings. that is a common sense and also by law.

    Always dismount from your bicycle and ensure that it is safe to cross before crossing at traffic light junctions. Cyclists should practice the kerb drill too! Look right. Look Left. Look Right again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post

    Nope, cyclists are supposed to take the pedestrian crossings.
    Please read the quote by kandinsky.
    Last edited by Octarine; 9th May 2015 at 12:31 PM.
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    I actually quoted the same thing before him. Cyclists are supposed to use pedestrian crossings.

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    Essentially, Catchlights and I are saying the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Please read the quote by kandinsky.
    You originally tole me to read the quote by Catchlights. Now you changed it to kandinsky. Shouldn't you make a clarification about that error to avoid misunderstanding?

    What is your definition of "a safe opportunity" to make a turn? To me, it's clear. Use the pedestrian crossing when there is one. It's stated in the guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    This area has no slope at all within a range of a few kilometers. Beside this: the Road Traffic Act clearly states that of a driver is mentally or physically unfit to participate in road traffic then the driver has to stop driving immediately. To me, there is clearly no excuse for the cyclist's behavior. May he recover and learn from this accident.
    Fatigue is very individual.

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