Another day, another reckless electric scooter rider cruising (illegally) in the middle of the road at a speed faster than cars. Smith Leong, a passenger in a car trailing behind to the errant e-scooter rider, certainly had a lot of things to say about the matter in an amusing video clip.
Again, the rules governing the use of personal mobility devices in the country are clear. Under the Active Mobility Act, e-scooter models have to be approved by the Land Transport Authority, and can only be used on pathways and pavements at a maximum speed of 25km/h.
And yet, here was a helmet-less lad casually coasting along the Punggol East Flyover on the right-most lane, going much faster than the car Leong was in, which was travelling at 60 km/h according to the speedometer. The wet conditions of the road didn’t seem to deter the rider too, as he switched lanes and drifted close to a bus.
Leong pretty much said everything that needed to be said about reckless PMD users in his rant. Transcribed below in its full Singlish glory.
“Wah, steady ah, faster than our car! No helmet… raining… wah steady lah this car (he probably meant e-scooter), hosei (‘very good’ in Hokkien).
Faster than 60 km/h, so much faster some more. Sibei ho (also ‘very good’ in Hokkien) ah! And then people asking why we need to control this kind of vehicle — because of people like this lah! Ah, still going strong ah, very good ah.”
He assured that the rider didn’t get into an accident but he couldn’t say the same if he continues to ride dangerously.