Food delivery firms don't expect big impact from new speed limits

Food delivery firm Deliveroo offers free insurance for their riders, covering their medical expenses in the event of an accident.
Food delivery firm Deliveroo offers free insurance for their riders, covering their medical expenses in the event of an accident.PHOTO: COURTESY OF DELIVEROO

Food delivery times will not be affected much by new rules requiring cyclists and riders of personal mobility devices (PMDs) like e-scooters to lower their speed limits on footpaths from 15kmh to 10kmh.

That is the assurance from some food delivery providers, even as the safety of their riders and other road users remains their top priority.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 09, 2018, with the headline 'Food delivery firms don't expect big impact from new speed limits'. Print Edition | Subscribe