According to LTA, Active Mobility enforcement officers (AMEOs) joined hands with the Traffic Police to conduct an islandwide operation against non-compliant PABs or PMDs.
They patrolled close to 15 towns and caught more than 35 errant riders. Some of them were riding non-compliant or unregistered devices while others were using PABs or PMDs on footpaths where motorised devices are not allowed.
These riders were caught with non-compliant PABs that also displayed a false number plate.
These riders were spotted riding non-compliant PMDs on footpaths and roads, Motorised PMDs can only be used on cycling paths.
LTA seized all non-compliant bicycles, PABs and PMDs that were caught being used on public paths and roads.
PAB and e-scooter users must ensure that their devices are registered and conform to prevailing device requirements, including necessary certifications to address fire risks and improve safety.
All bicycles must also have at least one functioning handbrake to be ridden on public paths and roads.
Riding PMD on the road
Under the Active Mobility Act, it is an offence for PMDs to be used on roads, footpaths and/or pedestrian-only paths – PMDs are only allowed to be used on shared paths (cycling paths).
Offenders caught riding their PMDs on the roads, footpaths and/or pedestrian-only paths, face a fine of up to $2,000 and/or a jail term of up to 3 months.
Repeat offenders face a fine of up to $5,000 and/or a jail term of up to 6 months.
Speeding of PMDs on the road
The maximum allowed speed for PMDs is 10km/hr on footpaths, and 25km/hr on shared paths.
PMD riders caught speeding face a fine of up to $2,000 and/or a jail term of up to 6 months. Repeat offenders face a fine of up to $10,000 and or a jail term of up to 1 year.
The PMDs/e-scooters can also be seized and forfeited by the authorities.
Here are what netizens think:
- Display false registration plates should be jailed.
- These bicycles don’t even have any chains on them, 100% powered and not “power-assisted
- Way too many errant PMD and PAB riders.
- Come to bukit panjang area around hillion mall and bukit panjang plaza where you will see reckless food rider on pmd everywhere.
- So many PABs and PMDs on footpaths! I will see a few every day during my walks all over Singapore. Perhaps, the enforcement team need to be doing islandwide ops every day