Pedestrians rejoice and e-bikers and users of personal mobility devices (PMDs) beware.
There are new laws that govern the usage of your
pesky popular devices.
In Parliament on Tuesday, Jan. 11, the Active Mobility Act (AMA) was passed by Members of Parliament (MP) to regulate the usage of PMDs and the behaviour of those who use them.
Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo noted that concerns had been expressed on the safety of pedestrians, due to the popularity of PMDs.
According to the Ministry of Transport, accidents involving PMDs have risen sharply from six in 2013 to 27 in 2015.
The AMA, which will take effect later this year, sets out the spaces where PMDs can be used and penalises errant riders for offences such as reckless riding.
For e-bikers and PMD users out there, please stick to these laws to avoid punishment.
Also, don’t be like this guy.
Top screenshot from here