Nothing good can happen when you beat the red light -- as this Merc driver finds out

There is a reason why traffic lights are built and traffic rules are so strictly enforced.

A Mercedes driver who thought he was above the law learnt his lesson the hard way he tried to beat a red light, only to end up in a collision that could have been avoided.

A video posted by Ben Chia Lor - Singapore Road on Facebook shows how a lorry crashed into the Mercedes at the unction of Marymount Lane and Upper Thomson Road on May 29.