Commentary: Honking your car horn isn’t going to make me drive any faster

Commentary: Honking your car horn isn’t going to make me drive any faster

SINGAPORE: The vehicle drivers behind me unleashed a barrage of honks- again, twice, three periods, each one more essential than the last.

As I attempted to make a change at the approaching junction, I started to feel anxious and my heart rate began to speed up. The behind me vehicle clearly wanted to move on.

He missed out on the fact that his car was ahead of me, indicating that it was also advancing to the proper and waiting for me.

The “delay” we caused to the driver behind us was at most 10 seconds, there really was n’t a need for him to sound his horn impatiently. There would have been a chance of an accident with the front vehicle if the vehicle had forced me to change lanes immediately.

However, this annoying behavior is not unusual on Singapore’s roads.

I spend a lot of time traveling, especially with my kids to school, and my job that requires me to travel regularly throughout Singapore.

It can be said that Singapore has a lot of insensitive and restless drivers, from signalling vehicles to those who speed up to beat in merging lanes and modify lanes aggressively.

I do n’t think I’m the only person who feels this way.

Individuals and pedestrians have highlighted their own agonizing encounters on the road in Singapore following a string of catastrophic accidents, including one that left two people dead in Tampines.

Numerous Members of Parliament ( MPs ) posed questions in parliament on Tuesday ( May 7 ), including whether a review of the country’s current penalties was necessary.