- A new video shows a Singapore driver who was knocked down after dropping his truck to cheer a cyclist.
- The driver had also tried to drive down the cyclist in a street rush.
- Later, the police arrested the driver, who faces up to six months imprisonment if convicted.
Up to the routine it's common: every few weeks a new video appears in which a driver is shown threatening a cyclist in a street frenzy. But what if the situation escalates and the cyclist has a chance to fight back?
Footage from Singapore shows this week what can happen when an angry driver leaves the relative safety of his vehicle to physically threaten a person on the bike. From SG Road Vigilante, a group on the safe road, the video captures the moment a driver attempts to shut down a cyclist, leaves his truck with a gun that looks like a weapon, and attacks his target ̵
The video begins in the middle of the altercation with the cyclist, who reprimands the driver, who turns his car and drives in the direction of the driver. The cyclist who has dismounted then carries his racing bike to the sidewalk and seems to try to run away.
Then the driver parks his truck, rushes out and runs toward the cyclist with an object in his hand. Seconds later, the cyclist hits the attacker with a single left hook on the head. The driver sits up and keeps his hand on his face on the ground while the driver removes his bike and pedals.
According to The Straits Times, an English-language Singapore newspaper, police Later, he arrested and accused the 32-year-old driver He faces six months imprisonment and a fine of up to $ 2,500 (approximately $ 1,850) in a conviction.
The 55-year-old cyclist allegedly cooperates with the police, but it does exist Indictment "to voluntarily inflict injuries" that may also serve prison terms (up to two years) and a fine (up to $ 5,000) But Singapore There is a self-defense law that applies as long as the victim does not "do more harm to the defense
The incident occurred on Sunday morning on Jal an Eunos, a main road east of the center of Singapore, where the police said the altercation started when the driver was the cyclist outdated and almost invaded him.
When cyclists are confronted with street noise, cyclists should do everything in their power to dispel the situation or use the maneuverability of their bicycle to disengage. When it comes to self-defense, put your bike between you and the driver and try to measure only the force you use against you.