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Old 16th May 2012, 16:31   #16
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How fast was the ferrari guy then?
Based on the video timeline, the Ferrari was doing anything between 150KMPH to 180KMPH. There's a calculation in somewhere in the comments section of the link posted by vb-san.

Also note a picture where the Sonata's headlight, turn indicator etc. remain lit after the collision even though it's engine has been thrown out.

http://www.asiaone.com/static/motori...ages/pic14.jpg

Another interesting point is that the owner of the taxi - a company named Comfort - has opted for cars without airbags in order to save the costs.

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Old 16th May 2012, 16:46   #17
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Looking at the accident i am suddenly reminded about my trainer (An experienced fellow) in the US, with whom i took a few lessons before appearing for the Driving License test way back in 1999.

On signals crossings he would suggest to start slow, and watch left and right. Although you have the right of way there are lot of crazy drivers in America who jump signals at decent speeds and you do not want to pay a price for their mistakes.

I still do this, even when driving in India, and get scolded Idhar udhar kyya dekh rahe ho, by you know who .

Its sad to see such a nasty accident and the loss of life for no fault of their own.

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How fast was the ferrari guy then? I am surprised that the Ferrari was not able to protect its occupant. Of course, its very bad that people in the taxi died due to one reckless car.
Dont be suprised that at high speeds no amount of protection is going to save driver/passengers inside a speeding car, even if its a Ferrari, Jaguar, BMW or whatever!! Energy generated in such a crash is far greater than what a cars passenger cell is designed to withstand and things like airbags are pointless in such a situation.

Most car manufacturers design cars to pass crash tests in Europe, US etc...but the speeds these cars can do, especially sports cars are far far greater. for eg. the Euro NCAP frontal impact test is done at 64 km/h while a GTO easily crosses 300km/h!!

Car makers design the passenger cell to resist deformation upto such speeds, any greater then they give away and 9 times out of 10 this impact is absorbed by passengers inside leading to fatal results. Plenty of cars today touch 200km/h but none of them are designed to protect you at such speeds.

Heres a video explaining this, Ford Focus which is generally considered a safe family car:



Expensive engineering, airbags, ABS cannot save people hell bent on gambling with their lives due to a lack of common sense and logic, worser is the fact that while they think they are only endagering themselves there are plenty of normal people who are at risk due to their actions.

NONE of us have complete control of a car at such high speeds despite whatever illusions we have about our driving skills. Motorsports professionals who drive race machinery do so inside the controlled environment of a race track not public roads.

No excuse in the world can justify risking human lives and the same goes for speeding!!
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Very sad!Check out this idiot in the r8!

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Having driven around in the back of many a Comfort cab, sometimes late at night with family tow, this gave me goosebumps. That Ferrari was driving at insane speeds. RIP the cabby and his unfortunate passenger.

There is little love lost between Singaporeans and the ones from PRC and this episode is going to do nothing to improve things.
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They actually now screen cars returning back to Singapore for traffic offences
The screening is maybe for 2 reasons (1) to check for small smuggled goods e.g.; cigarettes, and (2) to check on the fuel level – cars crossing border have the fuel level checked to ensure that folks are not crossing over to Malaysia to get a full tank of petrol and return back (petrol is really cheap across the causeway).

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Dont know who Mr Ee is (should be someone among the authorities).
"Gerard Ee rejects call for curbs on fast cars
Mr Ee felt that instituting harsher regulations every time a particular type of car is involved in a fatal crash will only make matters worse."
Gerard Ee is the chairman of the public transport council here. What he mentioned is quite true IMHO.

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Having driven around in the back of many a Comfort cab, sometimes late at night with family tow, this gave me goosebumps. That Ferrari was driving at insane speeds. RIP the cabby and his unfortunate passenger.
The crash occurred at the junction of Rochor Road and Victoria Street (you maybe knowing the place). Earlier in the night before the accident, our return to home after dinner was through the same junction, and the thought of being in a taxi in that location (with my wife and little girl) was so disturbing – especially for a couple of days after the accident.
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I just saw the video in you tube. The speed which the Ferrari was travelling is crazy, it was like a blur that passed and hit the car. The guys taking the video missed it by an inch. They have no idea how close they were to being hit. Just sad to see this.
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After posting that, I read elsewhere that the Fezza co-passenger too succumbed to her injuries. So the only survivor is the rider, who sustained spinal injuries.
Are you sure about this?

As of May 14, she is still recovering.

Mystery Ferrari passenger identified
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Also note a picture where the Sonata's headlight, turn indicator etc. remain lit after the collision even though it's engine has been thrown out.

http://www.asiaone.com/static/motori...ages/pic14.jpg
It's not the same cab pic. The entire front of the cab is finished and windshield is shattered whereas in above pic looks intact.

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The screening is maybe for 2 reasons (1) to check for small smuggled goods e.g.; cigarettes, and (2) to check on the fuel level – cars crossing border have the fuel level checked to ensure that folks are not crossing over to Malaysia to get a full tank of petrol and return back (petrol is really cheap across the causeway).

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The Singapore customs screen on their side, am talking about the Malyasian police screening cars going back to Singapore
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Another accident at the same spot (and around same time), exactly 2 weeks after the Ferrari tragedy. This time a speeding Lexus jumped the signal, and hit on a Sonata taxi. Luckily no fatalities this time, the taxi driver was unhurt, and the passenger had minor injuries. The Lexus driver got arrested for driving under alcohol influence.
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