Vehicle dealers arrange 'contactless' deliveries and towing services amid coronavirus measures

Some dealers are still delivering bikes as two-wheelers are essential to food delivery firms, which are still allowed to operate during the circuit breaker period.
Some dealers are still delivering bikes as two-wheelers are essential to food delivery firms, which are still allowed to operate during the circuit breaker period. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Authorised vehicle dealers are largely adhering to circuit breaker rules regarding the cessation of non-essential businesses, but others are finding new ways to do business

Some parallel importers, used-car dealers and motorcycle retailers are still delivering vehicles - treading a grey area between pandemic measures and legislative loopholes.

Checks by The Straits Times reveal that while authorised vehicle dealers have largely been adhering to rules set by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) regarding the cessation of non-essential businesses during the circuit breaker period, others may be finding ways around the regulations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 09, 2020, with the headline 'Towing the line (not)'. Print Edition | Subscribe