Would a generic safety message be better?

Just thinking out loud, after seeing a safety message broadcasted/displayed on what I assume to be all Comfort Delgro taxis in Singapore.

As mentioned in the short video above, in no way am I implying that the Comfort Delgro taxi company is sexist! On the contrary, I applaude the company for showing such safety messages, reminding drivers to drive safely.

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Having said that, the message did strike me as a tad odd, IF indeed it is a generic message sent to the digital display of all taxis. Why? Simply because the message seem to remind only ‘fathers/daddies’ to drive safely, while there are hundreds, if not thousands of female/lady drivers among the ranks. Likewise, would such a message be applicable to male (and female) drivers who do not have children?

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Point-Deduction for not using Side Signal Indicators?

One of the easiest way to improve road safety, is for all road users (drivers and riders alike) to use their side-signal-indicators. Too often do drivers and riders switch lanes or make turns without properly indicating their intentions, made worst without a headturning blind-spot-check. Not only are such acts reckless and irresponsible, they are also extremely dangerous.

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SGcarmart – social responsibility and the lack of it


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from my video above, below.
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5 things I hate about driving

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It doesn’t matter if you drive a normal saloon car, a super car, a modified car, a taxi-cab, an electric car, a modified car, or even a hearse… It doesn’t matter if you ride a high cc motorcycle, a scooter, or even a horse-drawn carriage… For those of us who are passionate about cars and motorcycles, then simply being on the road driving/riding, serves as the best escape from our daily grind.

There are of course the vanilla drivers, who considers a car or motorcycle as a tool, a mode of transportation.

Regardless of whichever category you fall under, nothing matters more than the simple fact that everyone wants to get somewhere, but are our journeys as smooth and enjoyable as they could be?

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Torque Magazine – social responsibility and the lack of it


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from my video above, below.

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The world we live in…

Like they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

I chanced upon this sign at a security post to a condominium entrance recently, and couldn’t help but snap a photo simply because it is heart breaking. The security detail were friendly and helpful, which led me to ask the question as to why such a sign is even needed.

Surely given the greater exposure to the world we live in today, via smartphones and the internet, we would be more civilized… Not to mention the greater opportunities for everyone when it comes to education, especially so in developed countries. (Yes, I know education doesn’t translate to better manners, upbringing, etc… And that family members and peers play an important role in shaping our thoughts and actions as well…)

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Mitigating traffic congestions

If you are a frequent road user like myself, then you would have probably experienced bad traffic congestion due to an accident sometime before. This is of course, not restricted to car drivers, but extends out to all road users such at motorbike riders, taxi/bus passengers, truck drivers, etc… As a road user, the last thing anyone wants is to be involved in an accident, but regardless of how cautious we are, it still happens.  Continue reading

First in years…

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So the last time I posted anything onto my old blog, was on a Wednesday, the 7th of August 2013 to be exact. Which means I have not posted up anything for almost three years.
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