Riding PMDs illegally in S’pore from Jan. 15: S$300 fine for riding on roads, S$500 on expressways

Repeat offenders will be charged in court, where fines start in the thousands.

By Joshua Lee | January 2, 2018

If there was one lesson we learnt in 2017, it is without a doubt that people in Singapore are terrible Personal Mobility Device (PMD) users.

Like these people, riding as if they’re on their grandfather’s road:

E-bike & e-scooter riding along Bukit Batok West like they just don’t care

Or this orbigood fella, who refused to listen to the gentle warnings of a kind motorist and so obviously had it coming:

M’cyclist tells e-scooter rider to get off road repeatedly. LTA officers pull up. On bikes.

Or this dude who got caught and still tried to escape from Land Transport Authority (LTA) enforcement officers:

E-scooter rider caught travelling on road at Pasir Ris Farmway, still tries to ride away from LTA officers

These two cases above happened last month. Among many others.

Last year, the LTA impounded more than 480 PMDs for various offences, including for illegally riding on roads.

Heads’ up: harsher penalties

It’s become clear to the LTA that existing regulations have not been sufficient to stop PMD users from endangering their own lives and those of other users.

So be reminded that come January 15, tougher measures to curb riding of PMDs on roads and expressways will be kicking in together with the new Active Mobility Act that was passed in January last year.

First time offenders will face a fine ranging from $300 to $500 (it is currently $100).

Riding on expressways will land you in court, where you can look forward to a fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to 3 months’ jail.

If you persist in doing this, a special treat of $5,000 and/or up to 6 months’ jail is in store for you.

Via LTA Facebook.

Here’s a summary of other fines and jail term penalties in store if you commit the following further traffic offences with your PMDs:

Screenshot from here

Better rethink your travel routes if you’re going to use a PMD this year.

You can see LTA’s Facebook post announcing this here:

Here are just a few (of the many) Singapore e-scooter users behaving badly:

E-scooter rider caught travelling on road at Pasir Ris Farmway, still tries to ride away from LTA officers

E-bike & e-scooter riding along Bukit Batok West like they just don’t care

M’cyclist tells e-scooter rider to get off road repeatedly. LTA officers pull up. On bikes.

Toa Payoh stray cat in critical condition after allegedly struck by e-scooters

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

Man with death wish illegally rides his e-scooter on MCE

Top images via LTA Facebook.

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