A man riding a Personal Mobility Device (PMD) on the road got into an altercation with the driver of a BMW car, where according to the BMW driver, the former allegedly punched the back of his car.
A video published on Facebook page SG Road Vigilante, shows that the incident occurred at about 8.45am on Thursday (Nov 28) along Enggor Street in Tanjong Pagar.
The driver can be seen driving along Enggor Street where as the PMD rider is riding along the rightmost lane.
In the video, as the BMW driver passes the PMD rider, a ‘bang’ can be heard.
“Wake up,” the PMD rider says and asks if the BMW driver was trying to kill him.
The driver replies: “What’s wrong with you? This is a road for motor vehicles, not for e-scooter.”
“I’m serious, behave yourself on the road. I’m serious, I’m gonna bring you to police if you don’t behave yourself all right”, the driver says.
28nov2019camcar driver of bmw # SLG391S encountered a PMD rider , riding on the road on Enggor Street and…quotedI saw a PMD came out from Skysuites/Altez area and riding on the road. I continue to pay attention to the PMD and filtered into right hand lane as I need to turn right into the Tanjong Pagar Carpark. Suddenly, I heard a loud bang from the back of my car when I approached the junction between Tanjong Pagar Road and Enggor Street. The PMD rider, apparently a Caucasian about 30, punched my car at the back after he had came to a stop, I asked him why he did that for. He said I almost knocked into him and he said he is sick of Singaporean people driving on the road. I told not to bang the car anymore and I will report to the police, he immediately stop complaining and said he will not do that tomorrow. I also reminded him that this roadfor motor vehicle and he is not suppose to ride PMD on the road. I asked him if he understand, he said he thinks he understand, I wanted to open the door and check on my car he immediately grab my neck and choked me with his right palm. I asked what is he doing and demand him to let go, he let me go after the uncles around the loading and unloading bay came helping. He demanded me to stepped out of the car, I told him I do not want to fight him or get into any fight and told him to closed my car door as I need to go. He closed the door and decided to ride his PMD on the foot path instead. I have captured and recorded whole incident in the car dashboard camera.
Posted by SG Road Vigilante – SGRV on Thursday, 28 November 2019
The video also shows the driver swinging the car door, which slams into the PMD rider’s face. At this point, PMD rider can be seen opening the door and reaching into the driver’s seat.
In the caption accompanying the video, the BMW driver said, “I wanted to open the door and check on my car he immediately grab (sic) my neck and choked me with his right palm. I asked what is he doing and demand him to let go, he let me go after the uncles around the loading and unloading bay came helping (sic) ”.
According to the driver’s account, the PMD rider was a male Caucasian in his 30s.
The ban on riding PMDs on footpaths was announced in Parliament early this month, following public safety concerns surrounding the use of e-scooters. Those caught flouting the rules can be fined up to S$2,000 and/or jailed for up to three months if convicted. /TISG