I caught the midnight showing of "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" about 2 weeks back at Marina GV. Sure, they tried to make car racing look cool - I had no problems with that as it was just a movie.
However, guess what happened once I stepped out of the cinema and was about to cross the road towards Esplanade? Singapore's very own underground car racers (more than 10 expensive sports/rally cars) were having a go on the road at 2am in the morning. The engines were roaring, cars zooming pass at more than 120km/h (as far as I can gauge) and overtaking other vehicles recklessly. One of the cars nearly hit a pedestrian but the driver carried on with his race without looking back.
It was at that moment that I realized how dangerous our roads really are. All the images of expensive cars crashing in the media filled my head and I no longer felt sympathy for the drivers of those cars. Instead I fear for the motorcyclist or innocent people caught in their paths.
Where are the traffic police when you need them?