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who is at fault if rider signals but doesnt turn


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Hi all, 

Its my first post here.

Just looking for some opinions.

I was at a discretionary right turn T junction at hougang street 52/hougang ave 8 just now, there was a motorcycle with his left turn signal on approaching the junction, i was under the impression that he wanted to turn left into hougang street 52, so i proceeded to move off to turn right into hougang street 52 too, at the last minute he cancelled the signal and proceeded straight instead of turning into st 52, resulting in me jam breaking. i understand that on my end, i could have not assumed that he was going to turn left even though he signalled left, but in the event of a collision, who would be at fault? 

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2 hours ago, r123456 said:

Hi all, 

Its my first post here.

Just looking for some opinions.

I was at a discretionary right turn T junction at hougang street 52/hougang ave 8 just now, there was a motorcycle with his left turn signal on approaching the junction, i was under the impression that he wanted to turn left into hougang street 52, so i proceeded to move off to turn right into hougang street 52 too, at the last minute he cancelled the signal and proceeded straight instead of turning into st 52, resulting in me jam breaking. i understand that on my end, i could have not assumed that he was going to turn left even though he signalled left, but in the event of a collision, who would be at fault? 

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@r123456, welcome to SBF!

According to the TP or according to insurance? They might have differing views as for insurance there is monetary compensation involved.

In layman terms however, the highway code dictates that the other rider has the right or way as he is travelling straight along a main road whereas you are making a turn.

You are absolutely correct in thinking that a vehicle's signal light should be taken to show his intention but never a confirmation that he is actually executing a turn. Similarly in the driving centres, even if an on-coming vehicle has signaled, you would have to wait until he is actually 45 degrees into the turn before you can make the right turn (in the case of CDC).

Good luck and i hope there wasn't actually an incident?

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Thank you for the reply SBF, luckily there wasnt an incident, but after this happened I did ponder about the rules in events like this, but now I know after you explained with the driving school example given. I appreciate the response. 

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