Home Front: Cranking up safety for cyclists on roads

Two-wheeler transport is increasingly vying for space with motor vehicles. Tempers are fraying on both sides. What solutions are there, particularly from cyclists?

Road rage between cyclists and motorists has been in the spotlight. One of the most recent incidents took place last month when a dashboard camera caught a skirmish between a cyclist and a mini-lorry driver near a junction in Pasir Ris Rise that was shared on the Internet.

Footage of quite a few recent two-wheeler incidents shows riders taking matters into their own hands when supposedly provoked. Another recent clip has a food-delivery motorcyclist kicking a van's door in Katong.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 10, 2019, with the headline 'Cranking up safety for cyclists on roads'. Print Edition | Subscribe