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Cyclist stops bus in its tracks

Submitted by smong on March 2, 2012 - 10:54pm

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A cyclist stopped his bicycle in front of a double decker bus at a bus stop at Jalan Bukit Merah on Tuesday in a fit of anger.  The unidentified Caucasian man marched onto the bus, which was service number 197, and accused the driver of trying to force him off the road.  A netizen, known only as Frederic, posted about the incident on citizen journalism website, Stomp, on Thursday.  He said he had been a passenger on the bus and that the cyclist later phoned the police and claimed that he was not letting the

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A cyclist stopped his bicycle in front of a double decker bus at a bus stop at Jalan Bukit Merah on Tuesday in a fit of anger.

The unidentified Caucasian man marched onto the bus, which was service number 197, and accused the driver of trying to force him off the road.

A netizen, known only as Frederic, posted about the incident on citizen journalism website, Stomp, on Thursday.

He said he had been a passenger on the bus and that the cyclist later phoned the police and claimed that he was not letting the bus go until officers arrived.

Because of this, he said, several passengers decided to get off the bus and wait for another one, much to their annoyance.

Some netizens have criticised the cyclist for his behaviour.

Read the full story in The New Paper on Saturday (March 3).

Comments

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The police must investigate this matter and charge the caucasian man if what he claimed is untrue.

Jail him and not just a small little fine!!!

Cyclists don't pay road tax, car insurance n expect to ride on the public road with no respect for bus drivers.  They shud hv more common sense to go on the pavements when traffic is heavy..

Disrupting public transport should be penalized!

 

Almost every morning at about 7.10-7.20am; there is a group of cyclist (about 5-7) that cycle along North Buona Vista Road (stretch outside the Civil Service College. The road there is already quite narrow, and these cyclists have no qualms about cycling 2-abreast, and sometimes even 3. By doing so, they practically take up half in not the full lane. Perhaps the govt should look into banning cyclists on certain (narrow) roads at certain times of day; where there is no space for cars to give them the space to cycle, without moving into the next lane, and obstructing the cars on that lane.

Let's start a movement -- get the cyclists off our roads!

I drive to work everyday, and almost everyday, I come across an inconsiderate cyclist. From the small motorised cyclist who thinks he should occupy a space on the road like a car, bus or motorbike (and rides in the middle of the lane), to the strangely oblivious cyclist who rides on the road but sees no need to follow traffic rules e.g. stopping at traffic lights or watching out for traffic.

If they want to be on the roads, make them do the highway code at the very least. If they think they shouldn't have to, tell them you can't have your cake and eat it too.

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