Difficulties arise when dealing with uncooperative road users

A screenshot from a video of the Pasir Ris Drive 3 incident involving a couple and a 15-year-old cyclist last month. The altercation took place after the cyclist allegedly hit the couple's car.
A screenshot from a video of the Pasir Ris Drive 3 incident involving a couple and a 15-year-old cyclist last month. The altercation took place after the cyclist allegedly hit the couple's car.PHOTO: SG ROAD VIGILANTE/ FACEBOOK

When drivers or motorcyclists get involved in collisions, the common practice is to exchange personal particulars for the purpose of reaching a private settlement.

Some would even show their identity cards to one another for verification of personal details.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2019, with the headline 'Difficulties arise when dealing with uncooperative road users'. Subscribe