Honda Civic 'bully' charged
He faces two counts of rash driving and one of behaving in a threatening manner
The number of clips that the Traffic Police received by the end of last year. It started tracking the number of such videos last year after noticing a higher frequency in submissions, reported The Straits Times in March.
Netizens had flamed him, with some even calling for him to be kicked out of the country.
The vitriol even inspired the Necessary Stage to put up a play.
His name may not ring a bell, but 25-year-old student Quek Zhen Hao is otherwise known as the "Honda Civic bully" who is accused of thuggish behaviour on the roads here.
Videos of his alleged antics had been posted online, which eventually resulted in his arrest.
Yesterday, Quek was charged in court with two counts of rash driving and one count of behaving in a threatening manner to one of his victims, Ms Goh Siok Ling.
Quek is accused of getting out of his Honda Civic before approaching her aggressively at the junction of Dairy Farm and Petir Roads at around 9am on Jan 28.
His antics had caused alarm and distress to Ms Goh, 40, who was behind the wheel of her car at that time.
But he was not done.
About five minutes later, Quek swerved and abruptly cut into her path without signalling before applying his brakes on three occasions. She had to brake hard to avoid a collision.
Quek allegedly continued his bullying ways the next day.
At around 1pm, while along Choa Chu Kang Drive towards Choa Chu Kang North 5, he tailgated a car driven by Ms Chng Sor Hoon, 36.
Like the earlier case, Quek cut into Ms Chng's path before abruptly applying his brakes.
Ms Chng, too, had to brake hard to avoid crashing into his car.
Quek, who is unrepresented, turned up in court yesterday accompanied by his father.
The case has been adjourned to May 29.
If convicted of rash driving, he can be jailed up to six months and fined up to $1,000 for each count.
If found guilty of displaying threatening behaviour, he can be fined up to $2,000.
In a Straits Times report in March, the Traffic Police said it had been given about 1,000 clips last year.
That is because of the high number of in-vehicle cameras used by motorists here.
The clips help the police track down the alleged offenders.
The number of traffic offences has been creeping up.
Last year, there were 367,496, up 10.6 per cent from 2012.