14 August 2008

Traffic Accidents In Spitland

Whenever I have foreign visitors coming over, I always have 2 traffic jokes for them.
  • Traffic lights are for reference only.
  • There is a Ch1nese idiom - 每日一撞. If you don't see an accident today, you will see two tomorrow. 
Such is the traffic situation here and I kid you not that there is a traffic accident everyday. Most of the time are minor bumps or fender bender but the occurrence of a big traffic accident is not surprising either.

If you think our Singapore drivers are asshats, wait till you come to Spitland where a two lane street can be jammed by as many as eight car abreast. Worse, it's the same in the opposite direction resulting in a gridlock and given the kiasu nature of us Chinese, you can forget about one side giving way so that everybody can move on.

I took my Spitland driver's license conversion course and had to sit through the obligatory road safety lecture and it was revealed that in the Province of GuangD0ng along, there were 120,000 fatalities each year. Fatalities is counted as death within 7 days of the accident. So if you langah and then you die in the hospital 2 days later, it is counted.

I just recently read a report that we had 40,000 babies last year. So if you apply this number to Singapore, you get 3 consecutive years of empty exams halls at the PSLE. Imagine empty schools for 3 years in the row, just like that.

Shivering thought, isn't it?

- Voxeros

1. Ruok left...
Friday, 15 August 2008 10:51 am
"told" shld be "took"?

2. JayWalk left...
Friday, 15 August 2008 2:21 pm :: 
ruok: Yeah. Thanks for spotting it. Amended the typo liao.

3. ahla left...
Saturday, 16 August 2008 12:59 pm
If there's anything to be afraid,ask one of the staff what is inside it,then tell the staff to show you what's

4. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 17 August 2008 9:40 am :: 
AhLa: Er.... did you just post the comment in the wrong entry?

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