In our latest viral video, a rider was riding along SLE towards the BKE exit when he rear ended into a car in front. Some netizens accused him of being on his phone while some pointed out that the car may have made a sudden lane change causing the accident.
Rider rear ended car along SLE
A video posted on the ROADS.sg Facebook page on 1st September displayed a rider rear-ending a car on the SLE towards the BKE exit.
Upon reviewing the footage once more, there is indeed a blind spot in the video, making it uncertain whether the car switched lanes into the exit due to the heavy traffic.
Such a sudden lane change could have prevented the rider from stopping in time, leading to the accident.
A reminder to practise defensive and stay alert on the road
Whilst we cannot definitively determine whether the rider or the driver was at fault, this incident serves as a stark reminder for us all to remain vigilant and practise defensive driving on the roads.
Accidents can still transpire even in situations where traffic is slow and speed is not a factor.
Whether driving or riding, it’s paramount to always be cognisant of the road conditions and resist the temptation to use mobile devices.
For those unaware, under the revised Road Traffic Act, using or holding communication devices while driving could lead to a fine of up to S$1,000, an imprisonment term of up to 6 months, or both.