The plaintiff in Tan Bee Hock v F G Builders Pte Ltd was riding a motorbike when he skidded on a metal plate placed by the defendantat the entrance to a condominium. The plaintiff sued for his injuries in negligence, nuisance, and breach of statutory duty. On the facts, Kannan Ramesh JC (as his Honour then was) found that there was nothing unsafe about the metal plate and dismissed the claims in nuisance and negligence. Having found that the defendants had not done anything unsafe, Ramesh JC also dismissed the breach of statutory duty action, and in doing so, observed that even if the defendant had breached the Code of Practice for Traffic Control at Work Zone (2006 Ed), this code was not intended to give rise to a private cause of action, being designed only to offer practical guidance on traffic safety rather than to impose legal obligations.
Torts | Transnational Law
Corporate, Finance and Securities Law
Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases
Singapore Academy of Law
AMIRTHALINGAM, Kumaralingam and CHAN, Gary Kok Yew.
Tort Law . (2017). Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases. 17, 656-708. Research Collection School Of Law.
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