02 Jun '12, 11pm

Cyclists renew calls for greater rights on the road

Cyclists renew calls for greater rights on the road

DRIVERS SAY: Cyclists hog the left-most lane by not keeping close enough to the kerb. Cyclists should leave themselves enough space from the kerb to manoeuvre, says Mr Bernard Tay, chairman of the Singapore Road Safety Council. Keeping too close to the kerb can be dangerous to cyclists, because of drainage holes and debris. Cyclist groups recommend riding just to the right of the double yellow line. DRIVERS SAY: When two cyclists ride side-by-side, they take up too much space on the road. Under the Road Traffic (Bicycles) Rules, cyclists are allowed to ride two abreast. Cyclists say this can be safer as clumping together makes them more visible to drivers. It also makes for shorter lines than cycling in single file when in large groups; cars that want to turn left will not have to wait as long for the group to pass. DRIVERS ALSO SAY: Some cyclists, especially sports cyclis...

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