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Old 15-03-2014, 01:06 AM   #31
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Sometimes this tactic is used in coffee shops or crowded areas ..
ya crowded place good to use
those quite empty expressway no need lor

I hate bikes that ghosts behind me.. one moment here... one moment dunno where...they like to hide in blindspots..
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Old 15-03-2014, 01:35 AM   #32
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Thanks for the tips! 😊
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Old 15-03-2014, 02:13 AM   #33
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My way is.....
Make a habit to check ur side/rear mirrors every now and then even tho u are going straight
Juz move ur eyeball only
By doing this, u can know ur surrounding better

And also, always think that there might be a motorbike at the blind spot beside ur car
This will make u turn ur head to check blind spot before u change lane
Those drivers with riding experience will understand this

There are couple of times
When i do my regular mirror check, i saw a bike behind
When i wanted to change lane, the bike is missing from side/rear mirror
I check blind spot and it was beside me
Checking blindspot is very important especially when changing lane .I almost kena one car as the car was switching from lane 3 to 2 while I was switching from lane 1 to 2 on the expressway. Luckily ,I turned my head to check blindspot and saw the car turning into lane 2 . The car was behind me and should have seen my signal but he still changed lane like a king . somemore he cut across from lane 3 to 1 .
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Old 15-03-2014, 02:17 AM   #34
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Qn : How do you deal with jaywalkers like those blanga and ah neh at little india ? I want to drive safely and don't want to start another riot .
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Old 15-03-2014, 07:03 AM   #35
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Qn : How do you deal with jaywalkers like those blanga and ah neh at little india ? I want to drive safely and don't want to start another riot .
Avoid the area altogether??? Pedestrians always have the way, even on the expressway!!
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Old 15-03-2014, 07:05 AM   #36
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Many times in jam when I wanna switch lane, cannot see if there are bikes weaving between traffic... A bit dangerous... Any solution to this?
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Old 15-03-2014, 07:33 AM   #37
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Qn : How do you deal with jaywalkers like those blanga and ah neh at little india ? I want to drive safely and don't want to start another riot .
For serangoon road and little india:
Drive extra careful, avoid speeding, open your eyes big big, stick to your lane (middle lane), always prepare your right foot on brakes.

And your right of way may not be your way... they just dun care...
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Old 15-03-2014, 09:31 AM   #38
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ya crowded place good to use
those quite empty expressway no need lor
Empty expressway also need, you never know there may be fast cars coming at high speed. One moment you think empty, next moment there is a car on your butt.
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Old 15-03-2014, 09:32 AM   #39
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Many times in jam when I wanna switch lane, cannot see if there are bikes weaving between traffic... A bit dangerous... Any solution to this?
Be extra careful, check your blind spots, signal and don't change lane abruptly. Hope this helps.
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Old 15-03-2014, 10:43 AM   #40
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Thought of starting this thread to consolidate all tips on how to be more defensive when driving on road so i will start the ball rolling.

1 ) When filtering from small road into big road, don't forget to keep your eye on car in front of you instead of cars along big road. Chances that you will hit rear of the car in front of you are high.

what are you talking about? you should be at the line before you even try to filter to the big road what. look at the front car and not the cars on the big road.

4 ) Only drive on 1st lane if you want to overtake on expressway, at least for me.

trucks and lorries should never be on lane 1 and 2.




10) Watch out for kuku drivers and keep a distance from them

wa i love this point man! don't know why there are so many of them these days.



16 ) Check blindspot .A lot of motorists especially motorcycle like to speed up when you indicate you are changing lane so must check blindspot to look out for and give way to them.

i always wonder why motorists like to do this. it's a danger to themselves. can't they also learn to give way?

pls look at my replies in red.
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Old 15-03-2014, 10:48 AM   #41
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Many times in jam when I wanna switch lane, cannot see if there are bikes weaving between traffic... A bit dangerous... Any solution to this?
buy additional mirrors for such situation.

alternatively, move slowly to the dotted lines first. then slowly move to other lane when there's chance. you may have to travel on the line for a long period of time as people don't give way in such circumstances.

looking at a possible chance of gap before you filter might help.
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Old 15-03-2014, 10:51 AM   #42
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Checking blindspot is very important especially when changing lane .I almost kena one car as the car was switching from lane 3 to 2 while I was switching from lane 1 to 2 on the expressway. Luckily ,I turned my head to check blindspot and saw the car turning into lane 2 . The car was behind me and should have seen my signal but he still changed lane like a king . somemore he cut across from lane 3 to 1 .
that's why i always filter in v slowly. when my car is 1/4 in the lane, i check blindspot again to see.
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Old 15-03-2014, 10:54 AM   #43
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Check blindspot .A lot of motorists especially motorcycle like to speed up when you indicate you are changing lane so must check blindspot to look out for these mother fuggers and give way to them .

These idiots ride 1 fugging $2k Honda wave bike act like damn satki so I just give way to these idiots as I pity on them .
what is worse is, they will horn you even though you are in front of them one lo. they don't give way one.
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Old 15-03-2014, 10:55 AM   #44
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Well, thank you for giving way.

I also pity your mentally. Have a nice day.
can you pls don't be stupid.

motorcyclist wanna bang car is a joke. they should know how vunerable they are and can instantly be wiped out.

just like cars do not bang cement trucks or huge lorries.
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Old 15-03-2014, 11:00 AM   #45
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my defensive driving tip

when facing a serial braker, better to overtake him.

some drivers are just plain kuku, braking for no reason when there is nothing in front of them.


another tip: cover the blank files

some cars just love leaving large gaps in front of them for no reason. i overtake them and fill in the blanks.
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