You’re cruising down the PIE with the wind in your hair and the sun in your face, humming along to Class 95 when all of a sudden… a cute little BlueSG car pops up right beside you, whizzing past with a dramatic flourish.
But wait, upon closer inspection, you realise that there’s not one, but two people in the driver’s seat.
And one of them is a child.
You grip the steering wheel just a little bit tighter, hoping you’ll be able to return home in one piece today.
After all, even the driver in Baby Driver isn’t actually a baby.
Child ‘Drives’ BlueSG Car on PIE while Sitting on a Man’s Lap But Netizens Wondered If the Car is Moving
On Sunday (28 Mar), a post criticising a man for allowing his child to sit on his lap in the driver’s seat of a BlueSG car was uploaded onto Facebook.
The pictures attached to the post showed a boy sitting on the man’s lap in the driver’s seat, with the child’s hands presumably on the steering wheel.
The pair were also not wearing seatbelts.
According to the Facebook post, the BlueSG vehicle was on the PIE (Pan Island Expressway).
The post heavily condemned the man’s actions, calling him an “irresponsible adult” and saying that he was “asking for trouble”.
“Driving is not a right, it is a privilege. After you get your driving license you must continue to demonstrate your ability to drive safely with responsibility when using public roads. If you fail to demonstrate this ability, then fines, demerit points, suspension or revoke of licence will be imposed on this privilege of yours.”
The post even expressed the hope that “BlueSG will ban him from ever using their services”, firmly stating that “[the] road is NOT a playground”.
Comments from netizens below the post also showed a general air of disapproval towards the man’s poor parenting, with one netizen sarcastically commenting that this was a “[great] example of dads for life”.
However, some netizens were unsure if the car was even moving, saying that the vehicle might actually have been stationary.
One netizen, in particular, was wondering why photos were taken instead of a video, which would have clearly shown the vehicle in motion.
However, others responded saying that it looked like the car was heading towards Corporation Road, so the vehicle was definitely moving.
If you’re unfamiliar with BlueSG, it’s basically Singapore’s first electric car-sharing service that was officially introduced in December 2017.
There are currently over 380 BlueSG locations in Singapore as of 2021, and they are available 24 hours a day, all seven days a week.
You can reserve a Bluecar using the mobile app or the website, then proceed to any BlueSG location to get your car. Payment can be made either with an EZ-link or a BlueSG card at respective charging kiosks.
The cars also come with a built-in GPS so you won’t have to worry about directions.
To find out more about BlueSG, click here.
Featured Image: Facebook (SGRV ADMIN)