Drivers v cyclists: Experts weigh in on debate about 'right of way'

The altercation with one of a pair of cyclists was caught on a dashcam video, which has since had over 2.9 million views. Mr Teo Seng Tiong, the lorry driver who was involved in an altercation with a cyclist last week. says he is glad people are talk
Mr Teo Seng Tiong, the lorry driver who was involved in an altercation with a cyclist last week. says he is glad people are talking about road sharing and road safety.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
The altercation with one of a pair of cyclists was caught on a dashcam video, which has since had over 2.9 million views. Mr Teo Seng Tiong, the lorry driver who was involved in an altercation with a cyclist last week. says he is glad people are talk
The altercation with one of a pair of cyclists was caught on a dashcam video, which has since had over 2.9 million views.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM ROADS.SG

Incident between lorry driver and cyclist had sparked discussions

When he saw the pair of cyclists riding side by side last Saturday, Mr Teo Seng Tiong was sure it was against the rules.

The 57-year-old owner of a fish farm on Pulau Ubin, who was driving his lorry along the left lane of the two-lane Pasir Ris Drive 3 road, said he sounded the horn to overtake the cyclists.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 29, 2018, with the headline 'Experts weigh in on debate about 'right of way''. Print Edition | Subscribe