A GrabFood delivery rider was seen riding his Personal Mobility Device (PMD) on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Saturday (October 19) evening.
The video was shared on Facebook, and it eventually caught the attention of the company itself. In a comment on the video, delivery service GrabFood noted that they are looking into the incident.
In a video posted on Facebook, a man wearing a GrabFood T-shirt is seen riding an e-scooter on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE).
Facebook user Kurt Guo, who posted the clip, said that he saw the rider on the PIE, at the Upper Serangoon Road exit, at about 7.50pm on Saturday (Oct 19).
In the seven-second video, the PMD rider is seen on a chevron road marking on the expressway checking for traffic, before riding across the road towards the Kallang Park Connector.
The traffic on the highway was heavy, and the man had to stop for the cars to clear before he dashed across the last lane.
Another netizen who commented on the video also noted that the PMD user had another thermal food bag attached to his PMD, that of yet another food delivery service, Deliveroo.
GrabFood and Deliveroo are rival companies, meaning that the man could have been moonlighting at the second food delivery company.
Under the Road Traffic Act, it has been illegal for PMDs – such as e-scooters and hoverboards – to be used on roads since Jan 15, 2018.
First-time offenders can be fined up to S$2,000, jailed for up to three months, or both. PMDs can be used only on footpaths and shared paths.
Despite the ban on riding PMDs on roads and expressways, many users have been caught flouting the law, with 700 cases in the first nine months of the year, according to the Land Transport Authority. The actual number of offenders could be even higher as many violations go undetected. /TISG