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Cyclist on road crashes with motorcyclist

27/04/2021: A cyclist was spotted riding recklessly on the right shoulder of the road. Eventually crashing with a motorcyclist.

In the submitted video footage, a cyclist was caught on camera cycling on the right shoulder of the road.
As the cyclist filter towards the left side of the road. The cyclist collides with an oncoming motorcyclist.

From the video footage, it can be seen that the motorcyclist spotted the cyclist filtering and was trying his best to avoid the cyclist. However, the cyclist continues to filter towards the motorcyclist and eventually got knocked by the motorcyclist.

Below is an excerpt from the Land Transport Authority of Singapore on Cycling rules on the road

Rules for cycling 

Road safety is a shared responsibility. Keep a firm grip on these on-road cycling rules if you use a bicycle or power-assisted bicycle (PAB) on roads. 

  1. Obey all traffic signals and travel in the same direction as the flow of traffic. 
  2. Wear a helmet when cycling on roads.
  3. Cycle in a single file on single-lane roads and during bus lane operational hours2.
  4. Switch on front white and rear red light3 in the dark.
  5. Do not use a mobile communication device while riding. 
  6. Those under 16 years of age may not ride PABs on roads. 
  7. Those under 16 years of age may not be carried as a passenger on PABs on roads. 
  8. Do not cycle on expressways and in road tunnels

2Otherwise, cycling two abreast is allowed.
3Rear red reflectors can be used on bicycles and power-assisted bicycles (PABs). 

Guidelines for cycling

Cyclists and PAB riders are encouraged to adopt the following practices to safeguard themselves and share the roads safely with motorists.

  1. Always ride as close as practicable to the left-hand edge of roads, and allow traffic to overtake you safely. Keep a straight course, do not weave through traffic and avoid sudden swerves. 
  2. Always use bicycle lanes when available. 
  3. Keep a safe distance behind moving vehicles. Do not hold on to the back or side of motor vehicles and maintain awareness of traffic when riding.
  4. Do not squeeze between the kerb and a bus that has stopped at a bus stop, or a turning vehicle and a kerb.
  5. Slow down and look out for other road users when approaching bends, junctions, bus stops and pedestrian crossings or when passing a parked car.
  6. If the hill is too steep, get off and walk with the bicycle. Keep your cycling speed under control when riding on downhill roads.
  7. Wear bright-coloured clothing to increase your visibility to other vehicles and pedestrians.
  8. Plan ahead and pick the safest route, and keep out of heavy traffic as much as possible. 
  9. Do not carry anything in your arms that may interfere with the proper control of your bicycle.
  10. Check the height of your handlebars and seat on the bicycle to ensure that you have full control of the device.
  11. Keep both hands on the handlebars. When signalling your intention to change course or make a turn, do so ahead of time and return your hand to the handlebars before you turn.

Read the full code of conduct for cycling on roads under the Highway Code.

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