Yesterday evening, I was greeted with a very sad news. First from Lovecyclingsg Facebook... later in the SG media. It involved 2 school kids and a cement truck.
Seriously. How many more need to die? It happened 50m from the School for heavens sake! I can't imaging the trauma and anguish for their parents.
Also on the news was that the junction was known to be dangerous and heavy with traffic. Dangerous and nothing is being done? Specific to this location, what about a "School Zone" speed limit? This is done in many countries like States and Australia. Speed limit are enforced strictly and the speed for the area are slowed down with addition speed stripes, raised ramp platforms.
No matter how safe a cyclist ride, we are still at a losing end of the deal. Thats how it is. I don't like it but that the way it is.
To Drivers, please please watch out for cyclists. It might be a slight scratch on your bumper but your action have great consequences.
To Cyclists friends, please please be on your guard and watch out. Dont' ride like you are invincible. We got only our senses to keep us safe.