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Originally Posted by spare_wheel
It sounds to me like Singapore needs to dramatically decrease speed limits because I match or exceed the speed of cars for most of my commute.
The speed limit of all roads - unless stated otherwise - is 50kph or roughly 31 mph. Of course most cars take these as a guide so most of the longer stretches has cars going 35-40mph easy.
The difference between the US and Singapore is that only in very rare cases are there no developments going on the sides of the road. That means cutting across dozens of building-house-condo-public housing entrances/exits at speed. You are dealing not only with cars on your right (over here we use the British system), by also random obstacles on your left.
This is for most parts of the country.
Last edited by keyven; 07-31-14 at 07:26 AM.