Though the Formula 1 championship has been cancelled this year, the racing fever still lingers in the air.
Two racing enthusiasts were caught on camera, putting their F1 driving skills to the test on Singapore’s roads.
The date: 27 Aug 2020.
The racing pit: CTE
Race time: Around 6.50pm
2 cars racing each other, swerving around other cars on the road
While the rest of us were dragging our tired bodies back home after work, the two drivers were racing against each other along the busy expressway.
The driver of the yellow Mercedes was seen swerving its way around other cars on the CTE, with the other driver following dangerously close at its tail.
The chase lasted for a few minutes before the black car driver caught up. Both drivers continued driving along the CTE thereafter.
Same yellow Mercedes spotted at accident scene along KPE
Coincidentally, the same yellow Mercedes car was also spotted at an accident scene on 21 Aug.
The Mercedes car driver was switching lane along KPE when it collided with a Comfort Delgro taxi.
The back of the taxi was damaged as a result of the crash.
Seems like the driver has a knack for the fast and furious.
If you find “CTE” and “accident” familiar, that’s because a similar one happened along CTE in July too:
In this case, the accident was more severe as it resulted in a van overturning and veering off the road.
Increase in the number of speeding-related accidents in 2019
Based on Singapore Police Force’s 2019’s Annual Road Traffic Situation statistics, there was a slight increase in the number of speeding-related accidents by 1.3% to 728 cases in 2019, as compared to 719 cases in 2018.
The number of speeding violations also increased by 16.4% to 183,059 cases in 2019, from 157,312 cases in 2018.
It just goes to show that there’s still a fair bit of reckless drivers out there, who are potentially endangering the lives of other drivers and pedestrians.
Feedback on road users
Should you encounter dangerous drivers out on the road, you can make a report via the Singapore Police Force’s site. The feedback also entails having the witness agreeing to testify in court for the reported incident.
So stay safe and be on high alert while driving or crossing the roads.
Check out the speeding videos here:
21 Aug Comfort Delgro taxi crash on KPE
21aug2020 2325hrskpe towards ecpmercedes a250 #SMN5878Z changing lane recklessly and hit comfort taxi #sha5789a & toyota allion #SJM3937Rthe driver in black left the scene before the traffic police arrived.https://youtu.be/Y_D5pJNUPyc
Posted by SG Road Vigilante – SGRV on Monday, 24 August 2020
27 Aug 2020 speeding incident on CTE
27aug2020 1850hrspeak hour on CTE#SMN7754J green mercedes A45reckless overtaking isnt it such a concidence that this very same vehicle was spotted at the accident site when the white mercedes a250 doing the same stunt & crashed onto the comfort taxi on 21aug2020 on kpehttps://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3203556429722327&extid=GLJemruCnQ9a9Co8are the singapore traffic police going to take action only when these reckless drivers using public road as a race track & caused a fatal accident ?Singapore Police Force
Posted by SG Road Vigilante – SGRV on Thursday, 27 August 2020