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Not all heroes wear capes, some ride PMDs

Not all heroes wear capes, some ride PMDs

jameskarlchan

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Your faith in humanity will be restored by a recent post on Roads.sg about an elderly taxi uncle who received help to change a flat tire by a kind soul – A GrabFood PMD rider.

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No one bothered to help the uncle

The taxi uncle experienced a flat tire on his SMRT Toyota Prius at 1 am on the 13th of November 2019.

He tried asking people to help him, but no one came to his aid.

Enter the hero, a GrabFood Rider, the only person to offer assistance

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“Uncle wait for me, after I send my order first then I come back to help you to change the tire.”

True to his word, this kind soul comes back awhile later to help change the tire

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But the ban?

It’s been about a week since the ban of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs), and there’s been a lot of attention on errant PMD riders.

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Prior to the ban, numerous videos and posts had been exploding all over social media that showcased irresponsible behaviour from some PMD riders.

These “incidents” are what motivated the government to implement the ban as they want to return safety to pedestrians on footpaths. However, the ban also implicates law-abiding and good citizens who need PMDs to carry on their food delivery jobs.

So hypothetically, if there are more examples of good and kind PMD riders in Singapore, will the ban then be lifted?



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