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Old 02-08-2016, 12:52 PM   #76
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If I am you I will move to the leftmost lane let the tailgater pass then move back to centre lane. I am amazed that you actually bear with the tailgater from Tampines to Jurong.
if you are cruising @ 80-90km/h, and there is an overtaking lane. just don't care lor...
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:47 AM   #77
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Just don't speed and don't rush at turns...

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Old 27-11-2016, 08:07 PM   #78
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When approaching traffic junctions, if there is/are vehicle(s) on the opposite side in position/pocket to make the right turn, and your signals are still green and you know a turn executed could be potentially disastrous, you may tap to flash your high beams to alert him.
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Old 27-11-2016, 08:15 PM   #79
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Use your signals. Don't make people speculate. Make it obvious with your signal lights.
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Old 22-12-2016, 04:36 PM   #80
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Use your signals. Don't make people speculate. Make it obvious with your signal lights.
i met a goon before... on left most lane, signalling left... yes proceed straight on a cross junction, knn heng nv proceed to make my right turn since green arrow coming soon anyway . else will need to jam brake
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Old 25-01-2017, 09:55 AM   #81
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In fact 90% of accidents is due to drivers not checking blind spots, very hard to turn the head cause it is stuck? Even I check blind spots twice to make sure no jokers try to do some stunts.
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:33 PM   #82
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Especially to check for motorcyclists, many change lane but never see me beside them

In fact 90% of accidents is due to drivers not checking blind spots, very hard to turn the head cause it is stuck? Even I check blind spots twice to make sure no jokers try to do some stunts.
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Old 13-03-2017, 02:24 PM   #83
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Most important is to stay focused on your surroundings and anticipate other drivers' intentions. So many drivers don't signal or start drifting into your lane unintentionally.

Having smart phones in your view, especially on those stick-on holders is one way to distract you, even if it is not illegal.

Peripheral vision and regular checking of mirrors and blind spots can get you out of an accident which you can avoid, even if you are not directly involved.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:26 PM   #84
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Don't drive behind big vehicles as you cannot see beyond.

Try to drive while looking not at the vehicle in front of you only, but the vehicle (s) further in front.

This way, unless the front vehicle wanna delibrately sabo u, you will have more reaction time by looking at the movement of the vehicles further down
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:58 AM   #85
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Found out that 25% of motor incidents actually involve teens! Here are some defensive driving tips for new drivers, hope it helps any of you guys!
1. NEVER use your phone while driving (Even a GPS could be risky)
2. Pay attention to ALL traffic lights
3. NEVER drive too closely behind another vehicle
4. Learn to drive in all wet conditions
5. Give others the right of way
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Old 21-11-2017, 10:15 PM   #86
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MANY motorcycle like to cut infront and your left side in a filter lane. take note of them, if you are stopping anbd checking your right side to see if you can move, dont accelerate as they might be stopping on your left while you are looking at your right side.

they ALWAYS do so.
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Old 22-11-2017, 11:23 PM   #87
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MANY motorcycle like to cut infront and your left side in a filter lane. take note of them, if you are stopping anbd checking your right side to see if you can move, dont accelerate as they might be stopping on your left while you are looking at your right side.

they ALWAYS do so.
I remember, quite vividly, that instructors taught us to stay as close as possible to the left kerb when making left turns. The reason is to prevent pesky motorcycles from creeping up from the left, thereby forcing them to move to the right.
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Old 22-11-2017, 11:35 PM   #88
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Found out that 25% of motor incidents actually involve teens! Here are some defensive driving tips for new drivers, hope it helps any of you guys!
1. NEVER use your phone while driving (Even a GPS could be risky)
2. Pay attention to ALL traffic lights
3. NEVER drive too closely behind another vehicle
4. Learn to drive in all wet conditions
5. Give others the right of way
Some evergreen tips for new and veteran drivers.
1) Do not be distracted by things inside the vehicle.
2) Do pay attention to surroundings.
3) Do not tailgate.
4) Do reduce speed in wet conditions.
5) Do not insist on your right of way if collisions can be avoided.
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Old 22-11-2017, 11:39 PM   #89
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Don't drive behind big vehicles as you cannot see beyond.

Try to drive while looking not at the vehicle in front of you only, but the vehicle (s) further in front.

This way, unless the front vehicle wanna delibrately sabo u, you will have more reaction time by looking at the movement of the vehicles further down
When possible, I'll position my vehicle slightly more to the left/right in order to see the vehicle further in front.
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Old 22-11-2017, 11:46 PM   #90
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Most important is to stay focused on your surroundings and anticipate other drivers' intentions. So many drivers don't signal or start drifting into your lane unintentionally.

Having smart phones in your view, especially on those stick-on holders is one way to distract you, even if it is not illegal.

Peripheral vision and regular checking of mirrors and blind spots can get you out of an accident which you can avoid, even if you are not directly involved.
I'll put my palm on the horn, ready to sound when the lane is crossed.
It takes me just 2 seconds to determine if a driver is bad through the way he/she drives, and I wlll try to steer clear from them.
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