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Letter to the Editor | Why Singaporeans Rely on Road Rage Instead of Avoiding It

Dear Editor,

I read the report with concern. “Road rage is a ‘real and big problem’ in Singapore as drivers lament their sense of entitlement on the road” (Today, 16 July).

As we all know, Singapore is a famous cosmopolitan city and its people live a hustle and bustle of life. Most drivers find it reluctant to adjust to the daily heavy flow of traffic.

It is no secret that each road is a public facility, but today we have noticed an increase in cases of road rage in Singapore.

Why do people have flashing headlights, unnecessary and intermittent or repeated horns, lane changes/lane cuts, lane changes/lane cuts without lights, yelling, exchanging vulgar language, middle finger pointing, quarreling, fighting Etc. resort to unbearable and disgusting behavior of road rage? Entangled drivers?

Basically, I think there are several possible reasons.

1. Selfishness and unwillingness to get out of the way leads to vicious abuse or, at worst, traffic accidents. Some people may be mistaken as to why I have to give way to other road users when I have the right of way and pay the road tax.

2. Affected drivers’ bad temper, impatient character, and impatient behavior can accelerate the ignition of conflicts and disputes if both parties fail to concede or adapt to each other. There is a nature.

3. Racing on the street with speeding or frequent or irregular shaking to show high social status. It’s not hard to notice a driver of a luxury car speeding or stumbling on the road. This is his one of a kind Roadhog.

Regardless, when encountering such unpredictable and uncomfortable road rage, you should keep your cool and keep in mind not to make eye contact or verbally communicate with Roadhog.

Otherwise we waste precious time and energy on this kind of unproductive thing.

Theo Que Liang


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