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Tampines accident: S'pore Cycling Federation issues condolences to victims' family

Published on Jan 30, 2013 4:12 PM
 
Flowers near the accident site in Tampines on Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013. --ST PHOTO: PRISCILLA GOY

The Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) has issued a condolence statement to the family and friends of the two boys killed in a traffic accident in Tampines on Monday. It also called for safer co-existence on roads and more bicycle-friendly infrastructure.

In a statement on Wednesday, SCF president Suhaimi Haji Said said: "While the cause of the Tampines accident is still under investigation, we strongly appeal to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike to develop a mutual respect for one another...A little graciousness goes a long way in ensuring safe road conditions for everyone."

The federation also called on local authorities to intensify their efforts to develop bicycle-friendly infrastructure and reinforced its support for the National Cycling Plan, proposed by the Land Transport Authority to create a safer environment for Singaporeans to cycle.

Brothers Nigel Yap, 13, and Donavan Yap, 7 were cycling home when they were hit by a cement mixer at about 5.40pm Monday at the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and Tampines Street 45. The Singaporean driver of the cement mixer has been arrested.

 

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