Unwrapped: When surveillance cameras do nothing to manage bad behaviour

  • Technology-enhanced cameras, from body cams and CCTVs to in-vehicle cameras and smart phones, are everywhere.
  • Yet the number of Singaporeans, particularly adults, misbehaving is on the rise, with the recent case of the woman trying to stop traffic and ripping off the licence plate from a car garnering over 5 million views to a video posted online.
  • Is adult temper tantrums in public the new normal?
  • Through our weekly series Unwrapped this week, TheHomeGround Asia looks at whether we actually play a part in reviewing and refreshing the country’s social compact.

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans. This week we take a look at adult Singaporeans behaving badly in public

Today’s monitoring technologies are increasingly inexpensive and staggeringly expansive. They run the gamut, from body-worn cameras and closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) to in-vehicle cameras and smart phones.

Yet, Singaporeans, particularly adult Singaporeans, behaving badly is on the rise, with the most recent being the kerfuffle on the Tuas Second Link between Singapore and Malaysia, involving a woman and a black car.

The video, which was posted by Facebook page SG Road Vigilante, has garnered over 5.7 million views to date.

Has adult temper tantrums in public become the new normal?

RELATED:  Unwrapped: Should we let our fate rest in the hands or keyboard of social media?

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