Police investigating incidents involving cyclist; important to be gracious on roads: Faishal

A video screengrab from one of two recent incidents involving a cyclist and other motorists. Police are investigating the two recent incidents, said Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim in a Facebook post on Friday
A video screengrab from one of two recent incidents involving a cyclist and other motorists. Police are investigating the two recent incidents, said Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim in a Facebook post on Friday, Oct 25, 2013. -- PHOTO: STOMP

Police are investigating two recent incidents involving a cyclist and other motorists, said Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim.

In a Facebook post on Friday, Dr Faishal said many have asked for his opinion on the two incidents. The first incident, which was filmed with an in-car camera, showed a cyclist weaving through traffic towards Harbourfront Walk. He later dismounted from his bicycle and gestured at the driver. The same man was involved in another altercation with a housewife at Telok Blangah.

Said Dr Faishal: "Instead of assigning blame, it is important for us to remember that we must be gracious and respect one another on the roads. Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike must abide by traffic rules and play their part in looking out for one another."

He added that the roads will be safer for everyone when all users can demonstrate courtesy and empathy.