Helmet-less GrabFood rider on PMA goes 50kmh in middle of the road

The New Paper
April 11, 2022

Apparently, even with a personal mobility aid, you could feel the need. The need for speed.

A man in a GrabFood uniform decided he didn't need a motorcycle or car to burn some rubber, riding a motorised wheelchair in the middle lane of a road along Sengkang West Way on Sunday (April 10) night. 

Remarkably, he was travelling at speeds of up to 50kmh.

He also did not appear to have a helmet on, and his motorised wheelchair had only one flashing beacon and no brake lights. 

The particular stretch of road has a speed limit of 60kmh, with a police speed camera on site.

A video of the brave man’s journey was captured on video, which shows him riding in the middle lane of the three-lane road towards Jalan Kayu. On his left was a public bus and in front of him a lorry.

10apr2022 2205hrs Sengkang West Way GrabFood on #PMA motorised wheelchair able to match bus speed , camcar was doing about 50 km/h finally we get to meet the pseudo-motorcycle Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and AMAP chairman Baey Yam Keng 马炎庆 was talking about quoted "I got a lot of complaints from residents (on PMAs) that they are becoming like a pseudo-motorcycle without COE (certificate of entitlement)," he said. "We decided to go ahead before it becomes a problem and look at these different types of newer forms of mobility devices... whether there is a need to look at the rules now or to review the rules." 'Pseudo-motorcycle without COE': Panel considering new rules for devices like PMAs, cargo bikes https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/pseudo-motorcycle-without-coe-the... https://youtu.be/BLX0gpTkKTs

Posted by SG Road Vigilante - SGRV on Sunday, April 10, 2022

At one point, a driver behind him flashed a high beam, presumably as a signal for him to get off the road. 

But instead of filtering left to a lane reserved for slower-moving vehicles, the motorised wheelchair went right, the lane for faster vehicles.

Well, here’s someone at least that makes sure your food reaches you on time. 

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