The plaintiff in Tan Bee Hock v F G Builders Pte Ltd1 was ridinga motorbike when he skidded on a metal plate placed by the defendantat the entrance to a condominium. The plaintiff sued for his injuries innegligence, nuisance, and breach of statutory duty. On the facts, KannanRamesh JC (as his Honour then was) found that there was nothingunsafe about the metal plate and dismissed the claims in nuisance andnegligence. Having found that the defendants had not done anythingunsafe, Ramesh JC also dismissed the breach of statutory duty action,and in doing so, observed that even if the defendant had breached theCode of Practice for Traffic Control at Work Zone (2006 Ed), this codewas not intended to give rise to a private cause of action, being designedonly to offer practical guidance on traffic safety rather than to imposelegal obligations.
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