Have you heard of those scary stories where people are almost hit by fast-moving vehicles?
Right here in Singapore, a similar incident happened last Saturday (Jan 6), and here’s the video:
Happened to me two days ago. That man decided to stroll just along a freaking highway
Posted by Phang Yu Kang on Monday, 8 January 2018
The man wearing an orange shirt was jaywalking across Seletar Expressway, according to Mothership.
The brave soul was trying to cross over to the right-most lane of the expressway.
Which means he could have just crossed two slip road lanes and three expressway lanes.
That’s a lot of avoiding to do right there.
In the video, a car in the centre lane had to brake suddenly to avoid hitting him.
The man caught in the act seems to have froze in his tracks as he was too shocked to react.
Not the first man
In September last year, a man who was trying to cross the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) got hit by a car and was taken to hospital.
What’s not allowed on the expressways
I’m not gonna go into grandmother mode and start rambling on what to do and what not to do.
But I have to do my job as a writer to make sure everyone is aware of this.
Listen up, people:
- Bicycles are not allowed on expressways (roads ok)
According to The New Paper, those cycling on expressways may be charged under Section 279 of the Penal Code for driving in a rash manner which endangers human life or causes hurt or injury to any other person.
“Under Section 2 of the Road Traffic Act, a cyclist qualifies as a driver. So technically, they can be fined up to $5,000,” said lawyer Raphael Louis.
- PMDs are not allowed on the expressways.
- I could go on and on, but here’s the List of Excluded Vehicles by the Land Transport Authority, just in case anyone’s thinking of doing something funny
d) motor-cycles with side cars attached;
e) motor-cycles which are propelled by electric motors;
f) invalid carriages;
g) three-wheeled vans;
h) low trailers;
i) road rollers;
j) ready-mix concrete trucks;
k) mobile cranes;
n) road pavers;
q) wheel loaders;
t) mobile concrete pumps;
u) hydrant dispensers;
v) motor vehicles with any of the wheels fitted with neither a pneumatic
tyre nor a solid rubber tyre; and
w) any other motor vehicle where the maximum speed at which it may be
driven on any road under the Road Traffic (Regulation of Speed) Rules
is 40 kilometres per hour.
- Quite self-explanatory, but please, do not walk on the expressways.
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Featured image: Mothership