Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Justice Bao Gong: Who's Causing the JAM?
Good day everyone,
In today's post, we have researched and gathered evidence of the inconsiderate RoadHOGGERS that are the reason behind why there are more and more ERP Gantries and why ERP charges are going higher. These inconsiderate ROADHOGGERS could also be the cause of the deaths of some unfortunate victims in ambulances which they have blocked on the expressways. Who are these morons?
We have gathered evidence showing some of the road hoggers contributing to the JAMS along Central Expressway (CTE). They REFUSE TO KEEP LEFT but instead HOG THE RIGHT LANE and go slower than the trucks on their left, causing the perennial jams along the CTE because all the few hundred cars behind them who wants to go faster cannot because they are blocked by these ROAD HOGGERS (If you observe carefully, there are no cars in front of these ROAD HOGGERS (hogging the extreme right lane) but a long queue of cars BEHIND THEM. ie THEY ARE CAUSING THE JAM).
Watch these videos of these ROAD HOGGERS causing the jam and even BLOCKING AMBULANCES:
The Problem is exacerbated by the fact that Traffic Police do not seem to be interested in booking these road hoggers: They seem to be more interested in causing more jams by booking fast moving vehicles rather than road hoggers. Ask around your friends: When was the last time they were booked for road hogging? They probably struck more 4D lottery than been booked for road hogging. Ask around again who's been booked for speeding: probably everyone except the road hoggers.
So, do you think the attitude of the traffic police has resulted in a country of road hoggers: Who cares if I'm causing the jam, Traffic Police are not going to book me anyway, but if I am considerate and go faster so as to filter left to let traffic behind me past, I'll get booked by Traffic Police for speeding. So, is the Traffic Police actually contributing to this problem of road hogging and traffic jams because of their system of booking people. What's your take on this?
So what is the SOLUTIONS to reducing the traffic jams? Traffic Police or Land Transport Authority should BAN these inconsiderate ROAD HOGGERS from using the extreme right lane or
First time Road Hogging offence: Fine $10,000
Second time Road Hogging Offence: Fine $100,000
Third time Road Hogging offence: Banned from Driving on extreme right lane & Fine $200,000.
Okay, the above is a bit too harsh, as much as I would like it to be implemented. But if the law was passed, you can be sure the roads would definitely be more free flowing. Solutions after the videos.
If you're wondering why :
Singapore always kena TRAFFIC JAMs? Why more and more ERPs? Why ERP Charges More and More EXPENSIVE?
CHECK OUT the CAUSE of it here:
(We noticed that TAXIs form the BULK OF THE ROADHOGGING & something must be done about it: In our future posts, we will show the motoring community ALL THE TAXIs HOGGING the extreme right lane. One cannot see the cause of the jam while on the road, but from these videos, one will understand why the CTE is jammed and slow moving: because of these slow Road Hoggers taking their Sunday Drive to the right lane during peak hours)
SOLUTIONS TO EASE THE TRAFFIC JAMS
What one should do is to ALWAYS KEEP LEFT, even though you claim you are travelling at speed limit. In Singapore, LIFE IS HECTIC and there are always people rushing. Don't block their way by hogging the right lane.
He may be rushing to take a loved one to hospital, and there you are hogging the right lane, causing the jam and no one can overtake because of you. A Life could be LOST BECAUSE OF YOUR INCONSIDERATE ROADHOGGING & REFUSAL TO KEEP LEFT!
If you like to travel on the extreme right lane (Because its faster, and you are the type of driver that don't like to change lane or not confident enough to change lanes), PLEASE DO CHECK YOUR REAR VIEW MIRROR AND FILTER LEFT WHEN YOU ARE BEING TAILGATED. YOU ARE BEING TAILGATED BECAUSE THE CAR BEHIND WANTS TO GO FASTER BUT YOU ARE BLOCKING THE RIGHT LANE (WHICH HAPPENS TO BE THE OVERTAKING LANE, in case you haven't realised), and he cannot overtake on the left because the left lanes are for slower moving vehicles. If you think he is speeding, then that's the job of the Traffic Police, who is ALWAYS looking to book fast cars & its not for you to stop him from speeding by ROADHOGGING.
If you insist on hogging the extreme right lane, you are risking the ire of the hundreds of motorists that are caught in the JAM that is caused by YOU. And if you happened to be flashed and horned by the tailgater and you insist on hogging the right lane, there is a high possibility that the whole bunch of drivers would just come out of their cars and give you a free nose job, and you have no witnesses because everyone behind you wants to rearrange your face.
Singapore is already a very stressful and expensive place, Don't Create Road Rage and Don't risk being bashed up by insisting on Road Hogging and Blocking everyone else on the Expressways.
And don't be the cause of the HIGHER ERP charges.
Be Considerate, KEEP LEFT.
(Photograph from : My Paper)