23 Mar '11, 10pm

Traffic Depot Update Rules for cyclists to live by #law #traffic #autos

I REFER to the letter "Licences would make cycling less accessible" (March 23). Mr Aaron Samuel Yong correctly pointed out that cycling on the roads is not safe. What he did not point out is that Singapore has one of the highest vehicle densities in the world and we need to adapt our traffic rules accordingly. As a motorist, I've witnessed countless near-misses involving reckless cyclists. Many do not know the risks involved and forcing them to go through proper lessons and training would go a long way towards mitigating accidents and fatalities. I've seen cyclists going against the flow of traffic, riding without reflectors at night and even a pair hogging two lanes during peak hours. I would like to suggest that cyclists meet the following criteria before being allowed on the roads: 1. Cyclists must know and abide by existing traffic rules. Having them pass the basic/fin...

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