Racing or 'rounding'? Nissan GT-Rs zip past on ECP
By Tony Ng
SINGAPORE - A video of a convoy of more than 15 sports cars driving at high speeds along the East-Coast Parkway (ECP) has raised the hackles of other drivers online.
Stomp contributor Ronald, submitted the video of the convoy of Nissan GT-Rs tearing down the expressway, relatively speaking.
Posted on Feb 19, the article, one of the portal's most-read, has since received over 15,400 views and 50-plus comments.
Most of the users berated the contributor for driving too slowly. Another user asked the contributor to submit the video to the Traffic Police as evidence so that action can be taken.
Ronald told the citizen-journalism portal that he was driving along the ECP, near the exit to Changi Coast Road along ECP towards the city when he "heard the sounds of loud exhaust". The incident happened at 1am, Feb 19.
He then spotted a convoy of "expensive racing cars" zooming past him. To him, they seemed to be racing along the expressway.
The reader reckoned those cars must have been travelling at speeds of around 120kmh as he was already going at the maximum allowed speed, 90kmh.
He told Stomp that he hoped the police would monitor the situation over the coming weekends and apprehend these drivers.
Mr Jackson Toh, a regular participant in convoy drivings such as the one shown in the video, said that the cars shown in the video weren't racing but "rounding", an informal term that is used to refer to pack-driving.
"Rounding will not exceed legal speed limits," the 32-year-old said. The editor of an automotive magazine, WheelsAsia, has been participating in "rounding" activities since 2008.
"If you are driving together, it doesn't make sense to speed. Sometimes in the pack, there are slower drivers as well."
Mr Toh also noted that the Stomp contributor was driving in the lane for slower vehicles and seemed to be driving at well below 90kmh.