This was then followed by the exchange of words between both the driver and the cyclist.
Cyclist: “… you block the way way leh hello”
Driver: “What block the way?”, “Got car come I can go ah?”
It appeared that the driver was unable to advance or exit the parking lot due to the stream of oncoming traffic.
However, the dispute escalated further when the cyclist taunted, “Eh your license fake one or what ?”
Slightly agitated, the driver retorted, “Why you like this ah? Talking”
As the scene continued to unfold, it became clear that the cyclist expected the driver to proceed forward to prevent impending other road users crossing at the exit.
“ **** you lah”
On the other hand, we must acknowledge that the field of view from a driver’s seat can be vastly different from that of a pedestrian.
This discrepancy in perspective might explain why the cyclist believed the driver could have advanced slightly further to prevent obstructing his path.
Misunderstandings on the road are commonplace, particularly in situations like the one depicted in this video.
However, the conflict intensified considerably when the cyclist began hurling profanities at the driver.
Cyclist should have given way in cases like this
We did a quick search online and found that the Singapore Statutes Online states that
“When at the informal crossing, or the entrance or exit to a car park, every cyclist, mobility vehicle user and PMD rider must give way to any motor vehicle or stream of vehicles immediately approaching him (whether from his right or offside or left or near side) or leaving or entering the car park.”