Just to share. I stopped at the red light at mandai rd/sembawang rd junction. I was the the only vehicle in the lane at the time. A toyota axio (corolla) rear-ended me. Luckily the impact was not great and I was not knocked off my bike. It was only after I had to signal him to get out of his car to exchange particulars before he alighted his vehicle.
It was only later I learned that he had not used his foot brake to bring his car to a stop but applied his hand brake and simply "close one eye". In addition to this, he simply refused to hand over his identity card and insurance particulars because he couldn't see anything wrong with my bike. (fyi wheel bearings can be damaged without symtoms) Eventually we ended up exchanging contacts and found he is a PR. However judging from his name, most likely is originally from PRC. (2 syllable name like Hong Fei is all thats written on his driver's license.)
1) bad driving habits (more serious imo)
2) lack of knowledge regarding accident procedures
To date I have not taken any actions against him or his insurance. However, should I report his lousy driving habits?
What do you think?
I'm hesitant to reveal particulars of the vehicle for now.
Lessons I've learnt is
1) when u stop at red light and theres no car behind you~ keep an eye on your rear view mirror.
2) better yet avoid such a situation if you can. Lane split between cars to allow some space for cars to drive up beside you or if you will, het out of the cars usual zones on the lanes.
Note: who the f stops his vehicle with his hand brake alone?? Wtf??