Faster vehicles must always yield to slower ones

A culture must be developed such that faster vehicles hold greater accountability if they are involved in accidents with slower vehicles.

This is similar to the rule that when a vehicle hits another vehicle, the driver of the one at the back is at fault for not keeping his distance, unless he can prove that the motorist in front stopped his vehicle unreasonably quickly.

In the Netherlands, motorists have to be very careful not to be involved in accidents with cyclists. The onus is on motorists to prove their innocence.

Similarly, cyclists are very careful not to be involved in accidents with pedestrians.

Given that speed can cause serious injury, people in faster vehicles should always yield to those in slower ones, whether on the road or pavement.

Lim Poh Seng