Motor Mouth

A good turn deserves another

It may not be bad junctions but bad drivers who kill and maim

Whenever horrific accidents happen, people will often blame The System. Take the fatal collisions which took place at road junctions in Clementi and Bukit Timah this past week.

It is the fault of The System, netizens opine. In this case, The System of allowing motorists to make "discretionary right turns". That is, there is no dedicated traffic turn signal, and drivers can make the turn when it is safe to do so.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 28, 2018, with the headline 'A good turn deserves another'. Print Edition | Subscribe