She went on to reveal some driving advice her family gave her, particularly when it comes to dealing with other drivers.
“They advised me to always be very slow and steady (and to not) care if any cars are honking at me or being mean towards me,” said Yixin, who has to display the ‘triangle plate’ or the probation plate on her car for the next 12 months as a new driver.
“(They told me:) ‘You have the privilege of having the triangle plate, so make good use of it. Be slow, be steady and focused. There are going to be rude and impatient people on the road but know your rules and your rights, stay in your lane,’ and that’s about it,” Yixin said.
So has she experienced any aggressive or rude drivers on the road yet? The answer, unfortunately, is yes.
“I have met a few aggressive drivers, where they already know that I’m a triangle plate but they drive really close to me, even though I’m on the last lane. Or when I’m already indicating that I want to filter out, they still purposefully speed up to not let me change lanes, I think that’s so frustrating,” she shared.
But well, we guess that’s part and parcel of driving in Singapore.
This story was originally published in 8Days.