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Don't engage road bullies

Motorists who encounter road bullies should remain calm and maintain their own safe driving habits, said Mr Bernard Tay, chairman of the Singapore Road Safety Council.

He said that motorists should not engage an aggressive driver by responding in a similar manner.

Motorists should also note the registration plate number of the road bully and file a police report so that action can be taken, he said.

"Motorists have to be responsible for their actions and be considerate towards other road users," Mr Tay said.

"Obeying limits and traffic regulations, in addition to vigilance and patience, plays an important role in ensuring a good driving experience for all."

Criminal lawyer Josephus Tan said the incident might not be considered a case of road rage if the victim, Bee Pok, was not physically injured by the taxi driver's actions.

He said: "Road rage cases are usually classified as voluntarily causing hurt.

"But this incident can be a case of criminal intimidation, depending on the gestures or words uttered by the taxi driver."