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Mistakes Singapore motorists make when dealing with dangerous drivers on the road

Speeding, hit-and-runs and sudden cuts and turns - these are some cases of reckless driving which have made news headlines over the past few weeks. Videos of these incidents have been posted and shared online, thanks to motorists' increasing use
Speeding, hit-and-runs and sudden cuts and turns - these are some cases of reckless driving which have made news headlines over the past few weeks. Videos of these incidents have been posted and shared online, thanks to motorists' increasing use of car cameras. -- SCREENGRAB PHOTO: RAZORTV

Speeding, hit-and-runs and sudden cuts and turns - these are some cases of reckless driving which have made news headlines over the past few weeks.

Videos of these incidents have been posted and shared online, thanks to motorists' increasing use of car cameras.

Several members of the public have also been sending their videos to citizen-journalism website Stomp to alert others of errant drivers.

The official figures for inconsiderate and careless driving are indeed alarming.

In 2012, Traffic Police reported 243 cases of reckless driving, which is a 50 per cent jump from the 163 cases in 2011.

The number of speeding offences in the first six months of this year has also increased from 109,960 to 129,578 - an 18 per cent rise compared to the same period in 2012.

Mr Eugene Lee, a driving instructor at the Singapore Safety Driving Centre, points out that one mistake Singapore drivers often make is to jam their brakes suddenly and excessively whenever they spot a potentially dangerous situation ahead.

But "by braking, they will cause danger to others", he adds.

So, what should you do when you encounter a dangerous driver?

Watch the above RazorTV clip to find out, and click here to see the top mistakes by Singapore drivers.