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    http://sg.news.yahoo.com/traffic-pol...trol-cars.html

    "In addition to their normal fleet of marked cars, the Traffic Police will also have a dedicated patrol team that will focus on motorcyclists."

    ??? what about focusing on reckless car drivers who don't give way to bikers especially not giving way when they turn right or come out from slip roads ??

    ?? what about focusing on speeding heavy vehicles speeding above 70km/h & not keeping to the left lane on expressway ??

    ??? what about focusing on the endless modified "race cars" that drive like retards on our roads ??

    ??? what about focusing on taxi drivers that suddenly jam brakes picking up passengers and suddenly go from extreme right lane to extreme left lane ??

    ??? what about focusing on bus drivers who never check or give way to bikers just come out from bus stop even there is no bus lane, etc ????

    ??? what about focusing on the millions of blanga FT that "jayrun" and walk in the middle of the road that is so dangerous in little india ??????????????

    ??? too many examples to list .... ???

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    They always say that motorcyclist are at the most risk because we're the most vulnerable. Probably trying to minimize fast lane splitting and corner whacking for some others at various famous spots. Now you have to look out for plain vehicles as well. Pros and Cons. There are also motorcyclist who change lanes or ride like nobody's business. But I guess this will end up with more cases of reckless driving coming up...

     

     
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    No need special force lah.
    Just get the TP to ride the SSDC old CB750 in plain clothes can already what.
    Sure catch lots of Mercs and BMW drivers driving dangerously EVERYDAY.
    Motorcyclist are the nicest people on the road, try not to kill us.

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    Take it positively. They may also mean placing their focus on our safety. I don't think the TP exist to be prejudice on certain group of motorist.

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    Question to ponder: Where do you think those complaints against motorcyclists are coming from and what do those people drive?
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    what's new?

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    Nothing's new. I guess they phrased it wrongly. Focus should be on people who do not look out for motorcyclist, do not give consideration to motorcyclist and motorcyclist who ride recklessly and cause danger to themselves or others on the road.

    It could be a good thing on the bright side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoviper View Post
    Nothing's new. I guess they phrased it wrongly. Focus should be on people who do not look out for motorcyclist, do not give consideration to motorcyclist and motorcyclist who ride recklessly and cause danger to themselves or others on the road.

    It could be a good thing on the bright side.
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    No. They see people one.

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    IMO, just have to focus on taxis, BMWs, Mercs, SUVs, truck drivers. Yes I do see a fast WRX once in a while but compared to the BMWs/mercs on the extreme right or swerving left and right, taxis driving at 140+ on the highway, I think there's little to contest.

    Riders nimble, you can flick your bike, you can't flick your car, usually **** happens because someone else had a lapse of concentration, driving dangerously to begin with or simply lack the skills to drive properly.

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    I think they mean a team that focuses on safety for motorcyclists, not a team that specializes on catching motorcyclists.

     

     
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    after the article was out i saw more motorcyclists stopped by TP liao..
    maybe coincidence..
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    During year end period for many donkey years.Road block ,Tp and LTA are extremely highly active.
    Many should know why.
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    so how riders?? since the news, have anyone seen any unmarked cars driven by TP trying to catch reckless road users???
    kinda curious if they will use speed cameras or simply drive up and stop whoever that they notice breaking traffic rules..

    any traffic police out there care to speak up??

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    Recently alot at tpe catching car,every ride i see at least 1 car stop at the side with TP
    But TP still using bike not car

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    It's the active time for TP & LTA movement. Have anyone get cuaght by the unmarked vehicle?
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    don't even see a single TP on the road for the past 1 month..

    seems like they are on High-Visibility for awhile, den disappear for a long while before they appear again..

    but LTA are seen more often on the roads now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by FirmanWahab View Post
    It's the active time for TP & LTA movement. Have anyone get cuaght by the unmarked vehicle?
    yes, my working friends..driving class 4/5..on tamp ave 10 towards pasir ris drive 12, the super straight road, limit 60-70..they kana by unmarked..AYE towards tuas after pasir panjang, also..limit 80-90..changi coast the real straight with many cyclist, limit 60-75..

    tp spotted on major exp on tpe, ecp, kje, bke..in the morning when erp is priced at the highest..

    today, 3 police car at changi coast, 3 highway patrol speeding on the ecp marina there..

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    i never notice any unmarked tp on ECP during morning peak hours, i do see alot of the NTUC orange riders or as i like to call them O-FART.

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    marked tp cars then yes, couple of them every few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by konstandy View Post

    "In addition to their normal fleet of marked cars, the Traffic Police will also have a dedicated patrol team that will focus on motorcyclists."

    ??? what about focusing on reckless car drivers who don't give way to bikers especially not giving way when they turn right or come out from slip roads ??

    ?? what about focusing on speeding heavy vehicles speeding above 70km/h & not keeping to the left lane on expressway ??

    ??? what about focusing on the endless modified "race cars" that drive like retards on our roads ??

    ??? what about focusing on taxi drivers that suddenly jam brakes picking up passengers and suddenly go from extreme right lane to extreme left lane ??

    ??? what about focusing on bus drivers who never check or give way to bikers just come out from bus stop even there is no bus lane, etc ????

    ??? what about focusing on the millions of blanga FT that "jayrun" and walk in the middle of the road that is so dangerous in little india ??????????????

    ??? too many examples to list .... ???
    what u list here, in one day i can see it all on the road, & it's everyday, in just woodland area on my way riding to work, power!!

     

     
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    Its been like that for so long. Ever saw the Tiger squad stopping a group of riders but never drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duo View Post
    Its been like that for so long. Ever saw the Tiger squad stopping a group of riders but never drivers.
    Funny thing is that Tiger Squad people are riders too...but there is a subculture of gangs pertaining to bikes.

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    Oh TS come on... tell us something we don't know. haha...

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    Properly cause motorcyclist accident rate too high. So far in my 1 year riding days, encountered 2 major accident on the road, Both times involving motorcyclist.
    1st time, a motorcyclist donno for what reason, go in the opposite direction of the road at a T junction with road divider hoping to join up with the road facing the correct direction after a right turn or something, crash with a lorry driving towards him and the rider fly into the lorry's driver seat.
    2nd time, nvr really withnesses what happened. some kup rider lying in the centre of a busy traffic junction yellow crossbox motionlessly with his kup beside him on the floor. nobody cares bout him, people just signal left, change lane and drive pass him. but at least saw his body and bike were moved to the side about an hour later when i ride pass the road again.

    haven't witnesses any major accident not involving motorcyclist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guangwei View Post
    Properly cause motorcyclist accident rate too high. So far in my 1 year riding days, encountered 2 major accident on the road, Both times involving motorcyclist.
    1st time, a motorcyclist donno for what reason, go in the opposite direction of the road at a T junction with road divider hoping to join up with the road facing the correct direction after a right turn or something, crash with a lorry driving towards him and the rider fly into the lorry's driver seat.
    2nd time, nvr really withnesses what happened. some kup rider lying in the centre of a busy traffic junction yellow crossbox motionlessly with his kup beside him on the floor. nobody cares bout him, people just signal left, change lane and drive pass him. but at least saw his body and bike were moved to the side about an hour later when i ride pass the road again.

    haven't witnesses any major accident not involving motorcyclist.
    Properly?

    Its high because drivers never give a hoot about us. First thing they will say when they already hit us is that they never see us. How to see if never check?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duo View Post
    Properly?

    Its high because drivers never give a hoot about us. First thing they will say when they already hit us is that they never see us. How to see if never check?
    hahahahaha.......sad but true. lately the past few years more common. i seen many times cars cutting into my path even when i was not lane spliting but cruising in my lane but drivers macam mabok will cut in , in mid day noon bright hot sun with my headlights on. police say we must light on even in the bright daytime cause if no light on, drivers cannot see us. of course they cannot see us when they are not even looking?

    if car hits pedestrian, maybe everyone should walk around with bright LED lights flashing on our heads n clothes so that motorists can see, right? lol!

    lately also got many drivers need to use 2 lanes, hogging the centre of 2 lane whenever that is a very gentle slight bend on the road when when they are travelling at a very slow 30-40kph! i have seen cars going round twisty malaysian rural roads at twice the speed sticking to their lane. i do not believe our local drivers cannot do it or else they will not have pass n got their licence ( i could stick to my lane around tight corners at reasonable speed when i was still taking my driving lessons almost 2 decades ago when i was still learning! ). it is not a matter of skill but a problem with their arrogrant attitude n lack of concentration, i believe, right? if even L-plate can do it, why can't they?
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    Live with it bruce71 haha.. we riders are still considered "small" and "insignificant" as far as drivers are concern.. no matter if u are riding a vespa or hayabusa.. no wonder riders tends to make their bike louder, for safety purposes haha!

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