Friday, July 4, 2008

Give way on the road

Sometimes, as I am not familiar with some roads, I have to switch lane at the last moment. I gave a signal and usually get a loud horn from the car behind in the next lane. The car rushed up to the lane, to prevent me from making the switch. Often, it is a taxi. I hope that our drivers are more considerate and give way to allow the car in front to switch lane, even if it is done at the last minute.


  1. I don't think that every driver will purposely close up the gap. It's just that we tend to remember these situations.

    Signalling is merely a courtesy. The driver should not expect people to give way all the time.

  2. I can't agree with nhyone, I think that sinagporeans are rude on the road and have no patience. I lived in brisbane and they will give way to any drivers in a situation like Mr Tan have mentioned. 'Driving like horses with covered eyes' i call the drivers on our roads.
    Another is taxi drivers that drive at 80 on the right most lane....'I'm under the spped limit whaaatt!!' is waht they say. It all stems to social graciousness and a consideration to fellow drivers.
    I wonder if asian hospitality is actually overrated.


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