STOMPer evolution was annoyed to learn he won't be able to file an insurance claim against a Malaysian driver after the latter caused an accident which damaged his car.
The STOMPer wrote:
“There are more tourists driving into Singapore from neighbouring countries these days, not least due to the emergence of the two casinos here.
“I am not against our visitors but, rather, the way they behave on our roads.
“Last week, my car was hit by a Malaysian car (MAE7855) when the driver changed lanes without checking his blind spot.
“He hit two cars and one of them was mine, resulting in the right side of my car being badly dented.
“After the accident, the driver only stopped his car after he realized the vehicle's front bumper had dropped.
“I went forward with the other driver to ask for his identity card but he refused to exchange details.
"I then called the police to make a report which was necessary for an insurance claim.
“So here's the question, whose insurance should I claim my damages from? Rightfully my claim should be processed from the driver who caused the accident.
“But after checking with local workshops, the police and insurance companies, I found out it was impossible to claim damages from a foreigner, especially a Malaysian.
“Thus, the only option I had was to claim from my own insurance and pay for the excess damages which came up to around $600.
“As a result of this, I also lost my No-Claim Bonus that had been accumulated over the last three years.
“This is an issue in my opinion -- it seems that foreigners can simply disregard the traffic rules and regulations of Singapore and get away easily without having to bear any responsibilities."
Note: The man in the photo has been masked by the contributor.