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Old 11-07-08, 04:37 PM   #1
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How to interpret this law?

I am traveling to singapore with my folder and am surprised to read their laws say:

8. Every bicycle shall be ridden close to the left hand edge of the roadway and in such a manner as not to obstruct vehicles moving at a faster speed.

So do they expect a vehicle and cycle to share the same lane?
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Old 11-07-08, 04:50 PM   #2
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Check the local traffic laws... Like Japan, they may drive on the left side of the road there.
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If you are an American, you can ride however you damn well please.
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If you are an American, you can ride however you damn well please.
And get run over, then charged with traffics violations if you survive.
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And get run over, then charged with traffics violations if you survive.
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I read this as saying that it is the obligation of bicyclists to stay out of the way of traffic--no lane sharing, as in the US. (And yes, in Singapore, one drives on the left side of the road.)

If this is the law, I wouldn't ride a bike in Singapore unless I absolutely had to. This is a state that is notorious for its extreme and harsh criminal laws. One would expect their traffic laws to be similarly extreme.
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Old 11-08-08, 11:43 AM   #7
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Just ride like you observe the locals riding...
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