Driver Loses Control Along ECP Before Drifting Across Multiple Lanes

An incident captured in a video posted on our Facebook page on April 29th shows a bright yellow Toyota CH-R overtaking at high speed from the second to the first lane along the East Coast Parkway (ECP). 

The vehicle then skids, drifting backwards across multiple lanes in a hair-raising moment.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported from this accident.

The video, which has already amassed over 600,000 views and 1000 shares at the point of writing, depicts a black car in the leftmost lane, closely followed by a red taxi shifting from the second to the first lane. 

At this juncture, the yellow car, moving at a high speed, attempted to overtake, slicing between the red and black vehicles.

What followed was a short episode of drifting right along our expressway. 

Screengrab of the Incident, Facebook 


The yellow car collided with the side guardrails and the front of the red taxi, losing control and spiralling into a 360-degree drift, ending up in the leftmost lanes.

Initial-D drifting, Jenesais, Pinterest

As of the time of posting this article, no official reports have been released concerning the incident. 

However, many netizens have expressed their opinions online. 

One notable comment, which received over 100 likes, pointed out the impatience of drivers today, which compromises safety on the roads. 

Comments from the video, Facebook 

Another commenter highlighted how ego often contributes to such dangerous situations.

Regardless of the outcomes of these two drivers involved in this accident, this incident serves as a good reminder on the risks associated with irresponsible overtaking.

When overtaking, do remember these points 

(a) Overtake only when it is absolutely necessary.
(b) Overtake only when you are sure that there are no other vehicles attempting to pass or overtake you.
(c) Slow down and keep left when being overtaken to allow the overtaking vehicle to pass quickly.
(d) Accelerating when others are trying to overtake you is unsafe and discourteous.
(e) Cutting into the path of another vehicle after overtaking it is discourteous and likely to anger the driver and cause an accident.

Overtaking Guide taught in Basic Theory Test, SPF

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