Educate drivers on pedestrians' right of way

In a video posted online on March 23, a car was seen nearly running down a woman and her two children at a traffic crossing, when the light was in their favour.

I have had many near-misses with drivers of cars who have no regard for the safety of pedestrians. Recently, I was crossing the road at the junction of Frankel Avenue and East Coast Road, with my son in a baby carrier and the light in our favour, when an SMRT Toyota Prius taxi made a turn and just missed hitting us.

Is there a module that is being missed out in driving lessons and tests here? Are drivers getting complacent? Are there adequate punitive measures in place to ensure safety of pedestrians?

What measures will SMRT Taxis take to find that errant driver and ensure this will not happen again?

Wong Wilgie (Ms)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 30, 2017, with the headline 'Educate drivers on pedestrians' right of way'. Print Edition | Subscribe