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Here are some roads that you should exercise due care when you're driving, as they are one of the most car accident-prone areas in Singapore.
Category: Miscellaneous Advice
Accidents can happen anywhere. From junctions with discretionary right turns and chain collisions on major expressways to even roundabouts and carparks.
The Land Transport Authority is taking steps to improve safety at accident-prone junctions by installing signalised right-turn traffic junctions. But even so, there are particular roads in Singapore that are prone to accidents due to their inherent designs.
There are many steps that you can take to drive safely on the roads. Staying out of accidents also means that you won't have to fill up a pesky insurance report after an accident. So here's a list of accident-prone roads in Singapore where you should take extra care when driving through them.
Anak Bukit Flyover, Pan Island Expressway
The Pan Island Expressway is long and winding, and is known for its traffic snarls during peak hours.
There are many tricky bits of the expressway. Perhaps the trickiest of them all is the Jalan Anak Bukit section on the PIE.
If you're heading west on PIE towards Tuas, it gets tricky before even reaching the flyover. You'll be faced with the Dunearn Road / Clementi Road exit - the only expressway exit in Singapore that sits on the right lane.
Heavy vehicles will have to filter to the right-most lane just to get to that exit. Some drivers may slow down before entering the exit - so those unfamiliar may be caught off guard as traffic slows down here.
Once traffic clears up, you're faced with Anak Bukit flyover. With a long sweeping left that goes uphill, it can get tricky for those who aren't familiar. Many accidents happen as drivers tend to spin out especially in poor weather conditions. Driving in the wet can be hard, but there are ways you can drive safely in wet weather conditions.
The LTA is currently working to improve this segment of the PIE and will be doing resurfacing works, as well as broader lane markings. Also, works are currently ongoing to finally move the exit to the left, where it should be.
Braddell Road to Bishan
Braddell Road is a major arterial road that is part of the Outer Ring Road System. Connecting from East to West, one good feature of taking it is to avoid Electronic Road Pricing charges.
But certain sections and exits can get confusing. And while it isn't an expressway, the road almost encourages you to go faster thanks to its long stretches of tarmac. Thus, it is more of the well-known speed trap hotspots in Singapore.
But when it comes to accidents, the better-known accident-prone junction here is the right turn to Bishan Road from Braddell Road.
The cause for confusion here is mainly due to the traffic lights placed in close proximity. Once completing the right turn, you're faced with another set of traffic lights.
Many assume that all the lights will be green from the moment they turn right, leading to accidents. There are a few more junctions which have such traffic lights, but this junction takes the cake as one of the more confusing ones.
Many were caught off-guard at this junction. Two accidents were caught on camera at this junction just days apart.