LTA CONFISCATES 20 ILLEGAL E-SCOOTERS IN 6 MTHS, HAOLIANS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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#Didyouknow that LTA has a dedicated active mobility enforcement team to deter unsafe and reckless riding behaviour?

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Since May 2016, we have carried out over 560 enforcement deployments across Singapore, issuing more than 860 advisories to cyclists, power-assisted bicycles (PAB) and personal mobility device (PMD) users.

Under the law, PMDs are not allowed for use on the roads, while PABs have to comply with regulations in order to be approved and sealed with the LTA orange seal.

To date, we have seized a total of 20 e-scooters whose riders were caught riding on the road, and issued more than 1,400 notices to users of non-compliant PABs.

Most of these users were observed to be travelling dangerously at high speeds with devices that can go as fast as 70km/h, endangering themselves as well as other road users.

LTA’s team of enforcement officers and volunteers have been educating cyclists and PMD users on the rules and code of conduct recommended by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel (AMAP) accepted by the Government earlier this year. For example, cyclists and PMD users are to stay below the speed limits of 15km/h when riding on footpaths, and 25km/h on cycling paths.

We urge all cyclists and PMD users to ride safely and observe safe riding behaviour at all times. LTA will not hesitate to take enforcement action against any rider found to be riding recklessly or in a manner that causes harm to pedestrians and other road users.

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