On whether cyclists have a role to play in road safety and if more needs to be done to educate them, Mr Cedric Foo, chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Transport, said "every road user has a role".

"One may get (away with) flouting traffic rules over and over again, but all it takes is one fateful accident for a lifetime of regrets," he said.

The safe-cycling guidelines by the Traffic Police encourage cyclists to dismount and push their bicycles across pedestrian crossings.

Mr Roger Krempl, a manager at the Singapore Cyclist Federation, said the Government should "educate motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike in order to avoid...accidents in the future".

hchan@sph.com.sg


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