foodpanda Rider Crashed Onto Car, Agreed to Settle But Fled the Scene Soon After


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All vehicles in Singapore need to have at least a third-party insurance policy before they can be on the road.

The penalty of not having that is extremely serious: it includes a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment of up to 3 months or both, and a mandatory disqualification from holding a driving licence for at least 12 months.

This is important so that traffic accident victims can be covered by insurance.

However, here’s a problem nowadays: with more bicycles and e-bikes on the road, who are you going to claim from if one of them crashes into you?

foodpanda Rider Crashed Onto Car, Agreed to Settle But Fled the Scene Soon After

On 13 December 2021, at the junction near Block 230 along Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, a driver would soon get to find out.

In a video shared to ROADS.sg Facebook Page, a foodpanda delivery rider can be seen riding towards the rear of his car. For some reason, he crashed right into the car, and appeared only to wake up from his dreams when he was one metre away from the car.

Image: Facebook (ROADS.sg)

The driver came out to check the damage, and according to him, both agreed that they’ll meet farther up the road to settle the issue.

Except that he forgot one thing: the rider can just make a U-turn into the pavement while the driver can’t.

And the rider did just that.

Image: Facebook (ROADS.sg)

Unfortunately for him, though, the driver has a rear camera that captured the rider’s every action.

According to the driver, he has since raised the issue with foodpanda and is waiting for their investigations.

Here’s the full video that has since gone viral:

Latest Rules for Bicycles Still Do Not Require Registration or Insurance

Suffice to say, cases like these are common—the only difference is that this has gone viral while many others have gone unnoticed.

A set of new rules for cyclists were announced in October this year, which will take effect from 2022. You can read more about them here.

However, the idea of compulsory registration of bicycles and compulsory insurance policy for cyclists weren’t implemented. Instead, cyclists are encouraged to take up third-party liability insurance, and that the authorities would continue working with insurers and cycling groups to promote the take-up of such insurance.


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