Latest Singapore News

E-scooters not allowed on Roads and more rules passed in Parliament on 11 Jan 2017

- New Rules and Code of Conduct for Cycling and the Use of Personal Mobility Devices
- Stiffer Penalties for Reckless Behaviour
- Stiffer Penalties for Illegal Modification and Sale of Non-Compliant Devices

The Active Mobility Bill was passed on 11 Jan 2017 in Parliament.

As announced at the Ministry of Transport’s 2016 Committee of Supply Debate, the Government has accepted in full the Active Mobility Advisory Panel’s recommendations on cycling and the use of personal mobility devices (PMDs).  The Active Mobility Bill puts these recommendations into effect.

The Bill empowers the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to regulate the types of devices permitted, and the behaviour of device users, on public paths.
 
escooters not allowed on road new regulations passed pic3a
E-scooters are not allowed on public roads as highlighted above.

The Bill introduces penalties for reckless riding behaviour. For instance, those found to be riding recklessly can be fined up to $5,000, or imprisoned for up to six months, or both. Cyclists and users of PMDs and PABs who fail to provide their personal particulars or render assistance in the event of an accident can be fined up to $3,000 or imprisoned for up to 12 months, or both. In addition to these new penalties, cyclists and users who cause injury to others may also be charged under the Penal Code, and can be fined up to $5,000, or imprisoned for up to a year, or both. LTA may also require offenders to attend the Safe Cycling Programme, in addition to paying a composition sum for compoundable offences.

The Bill also prescribes penalties to deter the illegal modification of devices and the sale of non-compliant devices. Those found modifying bicycles, PMDs or PABs to render them non-compliant, and sellers of non-compliant bicycles, PMDs or PABs for use on public paths can be fined up to $5,000 or imprisoned for up to three months, or both, for the first offence.

LTA and other partner agencies, such as NParks, will be given powers to enforce against individuals who cycle or use PMDs recklessly on public paths and retailers who sell non-compliant devices. These include the powers to inspect businesses suspected of illegally modifying devices, seize and forfeit non-compliant devices, and demand identification information from suspected offenders and arrest those who refuse to cooperate.
 
escooters not allowed on road new regulations passed pic2a
As part of LTA's regular enforcement operations against the riding of personal mobility devices (PMDs) on the roads, enforcement officers stopped this rider along Victoria Street and impounded his e-scooter.

To complement enforcement efforts, the Bill also enhances efforts to educate the public and to inculcate a culture of safety. The Bill empowers LTA to appoint volunteers under the Active Mobility Patrol Scheme as public path wardens. The volunteers will not have powers to seize or arrest, but will have limited enforcement powers such as to obtain personal particulars of individuals suspected of committing an offence. They will carry out regular patrols to educate the public on safe practices on public paths and deter reckless behaviour.

These measures aim to create a safe environment for all users of public paths. LTA would also like to urge all cyclists and PMD users to ride safely and observe the new rules and code of conduct.

 

Add comment

Emails are optional and for tracking replies. Names are unique; get yours today with a comment!


Security code
Refresh

La Daily

'Shangri-La Dialogue 2019' kicks off in Singapore this Friday
'Shangri-La Dialogue 2019' kicks off in Singapore this Friday

  Top defense officials from various nations have gathered in Singapore fo [ ... ]

Read more la
Multinational maritime drills held in Busan, Singapore starting Monday
Multinational maritime drills held in Busan, Singapore starting Monday

  Multinational maritime drills are being held in waters near Korea's southern [ ... ]

Read more la
SimplyGo: Taking the MRT requires no Top-Ups anymore
SimplyGo: Taking the MRT requires no Top-Ups anymore

Use Your Mastercard® Contactless Bank Cards for Public Transport, with No Need for Top-Ups. The Lan [ ... ]

Read more la
Singapore Hong Kong Paris most expensive cities in the world
Singapore Hong Kong Paris most expensive cities in the world

  March 2019 - A new report shows Seoul is tied with New York City when it comes [ ... ]

Read more la
HDB BTO Balloting Time reduced from 6 weeks to 3 weeks from May 2019
HDB BTO Balloting Time reduced from 6 weeks to 3 weeks from May 2019

At the Committee of Supply debate today, the Ministry for National Development announced measures to [ ... ]

Read more la
HIV registry data leak not result of hack-in by advanced persistent threat actors
HIV registry data leak not result of hack-in by advanced persistent threat actors

Following an alert by the Police, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has ascertained that confidential inf [ ... ]

Read more la
Sexiest Air Stewardess in Asia not from SIA?
Sexiest Air Stewardess in Asia not from SIA?

Mabel Goo has been voted as the sexiest air stewardess in Asia according to an informal online poll  [ ... ]

Read more la
Orchard Road turns No Smoking Zone from 1 Jan 2019
Orchard Road turns No Smoking Zone from 1 Jan 2019

More than 40 Designated Smoking Areas available within the Orchard Road No Smoking Zone. Advisory ap [ ... ]

Read more la
First South Korean President to visit Singapore in 20 years
First South Korean President to visit Singapore in 20 years

  South Korean President Moon Jae-in kicked off his first full day in Singapor [ ... ]

Read more la
Muslims across the world celebrate the end of Ramadan
Muslims across the world celebrate the end of Ramadan

  Muslims across the world have gathered together to celebrate the end of Rama [ ... ]

Read more la
Kim-Trump summit day finally arrives
Kim-Trump summit day finally arrives

  Thanks for joining us on our special coverage of the historic summit between [ ... ]

Read more la
President Trump at Shangri-La; Kim Jong-un at St Regis? TrumpKim Summit 2018
President Trump at Shangri-La; Kim Jong-un at St Regis? TrumpKim Summit 2018

  With the venue for the historic summit confirmed as the Capella Hotel on Singa [ ... ]

Read more la
Trump-Kim Summit 2018 set at Capella Hotel, Sentosa
Trump-Kim Summit 2018 set at Capella Hotel, Sentosa

  US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet at a [ ... ]

Read more la
Singapore hosting first-ever N. Korea-U.S. summit -- why Singapore?
Singapore hosting first-ever N. Korea-U.S. summit -- why Singapore?

  From Switzerland to the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom... there we [ ... ]

Read more la

Our Sponsors


La Latest

Facebook to launch its own global cryptocurrency 'Libra' by 2020

  Facebook is set to launch a global cryptocurrency called 'Libra' by 2020.  [ ... ]

Read more la
Boris Johnson solidifies lead in race to succeed Theresa May as British PM

  In the U.K.,... Boris Johnson remains the clear frontrunner in the race to [ ... ]

Read more la
Carrie Lam apologizes but Hong Kong citizens vow to continue protests

  Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam has apologized to the island's citi [ ... ]

Read more la
Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea this week

  We begin with news out of China and North Korea. It appears Pyeongyang wi [ ... ]

Read more la
US company Beyond Meat to start making plant-based 'ground beef'

  The U.S. company Beyond Meat, which makes vegan burgers and sausages, is set [ ... ]

Read more la
Seoul to host Asia's largest animation festival SICAF in July

  Seoul is set to host Asia's largest animation festival in July.   T [ ... ]

Read more la
Trump slams report on US cyber intrusions into Russia's power grid

  U.S. President Donald Trump has strongly criticized a New York Times rep [ ... ]

Read more la
ASEAN WEEK 2019 showcases culture and fashion from 10 ASEAN countries

  The ASEAN cultural festival opened on Friday in celebration of 30 years of dialogu [ ... ]

Read more la

La Entertain

BTS tours Japan next month, starting from Osaka

  Ticket sales from this year's world tour by K-pop group BTS have reached alm [ ... ]

Read more la
France's Lumiere Film Festival likes 'Parasite' director

  South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has been invited to this year's Lumiere F [ ... ]

Read more la
Netmarble to release 'BTS World' mobile game on June 26

  Local game maker Netmarble will release its new mobile game "BTS World" global [ ... ]

Read more la
Korea vs China Dance Off in Seoul

  An event was held today in Seoul to promote friendship between China and S [ ... ]

Read more la
BTS and Bang Si-hyuk to join voting for Grammy Awards

  K-Pop sensations BTS and their chief producer have clinched memberships to the [ ... ]

Read more la
Timeless beauty Joey Wong eats dumplings to stay young @ 52

On 7 June 2019, Joey Wong Choyee (52, also known as Wang Tsu Hsien) shares with us photos of her cel [ ... ]

Read more la
NCT 127's new album ranks 11th on Billboard 200 album chart

  K-pop boy band NCT 127 has ranked 11th on the Billboard 200 album chart wi [ ... ]

Read more la
Lin Chiling suddenly married to Exile Akira; countless hot nights in kabukicho so boyfriend turns husband desu ne

6 June 2019 (6/6/2019) - Taiwanese top model Lin Chiling (44) shares with fans today that she has ju [ ... ]

Read more la