In the capital city of Croatia, they call it fast food for a very good reason. But not everyone knew just how fast, until now. One Zagreb scooter and its delivery driver were videoed doing incredible speeds of over 70km/h on a city centre dual carriageway (divided highway). Standing upright on the thin deck of the electric vehicle, the Zagreb scooter manages to keep pace with the much more powerful cars and vans that surround him on the road.
The fast-moving Zagreb scooter was caught on the dashcam of another delivery driver who was making a similar run down Slavonska avenue on 7 February. The dual carriageway is one of the busiest and fastest in Zagreb.
It’s not only the pace of the Zagreb scooter which lets you know he may be carrying hot kebabs, pizza or hamburgers to a hungry household. The driver of the Zagreb scooter is wearing one of the distinctive cube-shaped backpacks worn by fast food deliverymen all over Zagreb.
The delivery driver in the car keeps his distance from the Zagreb scooter, but his dashcam records the speed at which he’s travelling. Despite hitting speeds of 73km/h himself, the car driver gains no distance on the Zagreb scooter.
The video footage has been copied and posted across social media many times. In their popular article of the video on 10 February, Croatian news portal Index said they had sent an inquiry to the Zagreb police about this event, and were expecting an answer during the morning of 11 February.
While some food delivery customers may not be discontented to know the hair-raising lengths to which drivers go to make sure their food arrives hot, you suspect many more would be just as happy if the drivers travelled with the utmost caution – and at perhaps more appropriate speeds – when making their runs.