STOMPer Failrrari feels the underlying reason for fatal supercar crashes like the one involving Ma Chi is that the Traffic Police have not yet dealt with the problem of illegal street racing on local roads satisfactorily.
On May 12, Chinese national Ma Chi ran a red light to crash his Ferrari into a taxi, which in turn hit a motorcyclist. Ma Chi and the Japanese passenger travelling in the taxi at the time were killed, while the taxi driver was declared brain-dead and taken off life support the next day. Ma Chi's young female passenger survived the incident.
In response to the incident, DPM Teo Chee Hean has since called for the Traffic Police to be tighter on speeding and reckless driving.
The STOMPer wrote:
"I read with interest what a local blogger recently had to say about the Ferrari incident. In his blog he said that illegal street races are rampant, even though Traffic Police were supposed to have cracked down on it already.
"He says it is obvious that Ma Chi was taking the opportunity to turn Singapore's roads into his private race track, and I agree with him.
"From the way he was driving at breakneck speed on the night of the accident, as well as the fact that his wife said he loved to drive his flashy car late at night, it is obvious that he is into such things.
"Maybe he was not racing on the actual day of the accident, but he was definitely speeding recklessly.
"The blogger notes that it is public knowledge that such illegal races are happening, but for some reason the Police have failed to eradicate dangerous illegal racing.
"For evidence, he cites the many videos on YouTube that show misuse of our public roads, as well as public comments on Marina Mandarin's Trip Advisor site.
"As it seems impossible that the Traffic Police are unaware of the situation, the question is therefore why they aren't doing anything about it.
"He goes on to suggest that the Traffic Police might actually be aware of the races, but have deliberately turned a blind eye to the offences, perhaps to allow rich people a place to play with their fancy cars, so that Singapore remains a playground of the rich.
"This is a sad situation for Singaporeans to be in. We don't care about letting these rich punks fool around in public, we just want to live out our lives in our own country without fear of being killed by some lousy sportscar driver.
"It is time serious action was taken to rein in these people."
Pics 1-21 show illegal racing in Singapore, while the rest are from the May 12 Ferrari crash.