Cyclist's death prompts calls for greater safety on roads
A cycling group which sent an e-mail to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after a cyclist died on Saturday has followed up with an open letter to Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew.
Mr Freddy Khoo, 48, was killed after a lorry hit him and two other cyclists as they were riding in Loyang Avenue at about 6.50am that day.
Immediately after the accident, the founders of local cycling group LoveCyclingSg e-mailed the Prime Minister on the need to look into the issue of cycling safety.
In the letter sent to Mr Lui yesterday, Mr Francis Chu, the group's co-founder, wrote: "My friend is dead. If, only if, I had written this letter earlier, Freddy might still be able to cycle with me in the next Ironman race."