2nd e-scooter rider with death wish filmed travelling on PIE, caught by traffic police

This is the second case reported in two weeks.

Fasiha Nazren | November 26, 2017, 03:34 PM

Just two weeks after an e-scooter rider was caught on camera cruising on the Marina Coastal Expressway, another decided it was a good idea to copy his act.

On Sunday, Nov. 26, a second man on an e-scooter was seen riding on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) towards Changi and this video documenting it was first shared by one Omfami Takraw on Singapore Taxi Driver, a Facebook group page.

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As you can see, the rider is not only not wearing a helmet or any protective gear, he is also occupying the second-to-right most lane (straddling the overtaking lane, even) on the expressway, clearly unconcerned by at least one other vehicle honking at him.

E-scooters only allowed on footpaths and cycling/shared paths

If you don't know by now, e-scooters are categorised as Personal Mobility Devices by the Land Transport Authority (LTA). They can only be operated on cycling/shared paths at a maximum speed of 25 km/h, or on footpaths with a speed limit of 15 km/h.

Screenshot from LTA

So even entering an expressway, never mind speeding on it, is a definite no-no for this particularly ambitious (or should we say suicidal) e-scooter rider.

Caught by traffic police

But there is a happy ending (or a sad one for the e-scooter rider, that is) to this.

According to a photograph posted by one Roslibinidris Idris, he was stopped by traffic police officers at around 9.48am.


Those caught riding recklessly or causing injury can be fined up to S$5,000, or imprisoned, or both.

Mothership has reached out to the police for more information on the case.

Top image screenshot from video