Here’s how you can report errant PMD riders in S’pore with your phone from July 31, 2019
You can help catch irresponsible PMD riders.
If you’ve ever wanted to report an errant personal mobility device (PMD) or personal assisted bicycle (PAB) user for breaking the road traffic rules, you’ll soon have the chance.
This is thanks to a new feature on the government’s MyTransport.SG mobile app, that will be launching on July 31.
Called “Report PMD/PAB Incident”, this is what it’ll look like:
And in case you’re wondering, errant PMD or PAB behaviour includes speeding, reckless riding, and riding in places they’re not permitted in (like on the roads for PMDs).
Here’s a more close-up screenshot:
Users can upload an image or video of the offending device and send it to LTA with information such as the time, date, and location of the incident.
You will also need to indicate if the incident is an accident or an Active Mobility violation. For example:
The form also asks for the errant device’s identification number, but of course if it was moving too quickly for you to memorise it or even notice or locate it, you don’t have to key it in — it isn’t a required field.
You will also need to provide your name, contact number, and email address in filing the report.
Aside from identifying errant users, these reports will facilitate LTA’s enforcement efforts on the ground by identifying PMD violation hotspots, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Transport Baey Yam Keng.
“We have more than 700,000 people who have downloaded the MyTransport.SG app, so that means we have potentially more than 700,000 cameras and eyes around to look out for these (errant) riders.”
“So riders will be very much aware that anyone around them can report their errant behaviour,” added Baey. “That will also assure the public that they can play an active role in reporting such behaviour.”
Having said that, Baey noted that errant PMD and PAB riders constitute a small minority of users — the majority are actually very responsible, he added.
Mobile CCTV to be deployed
Aside from this new feature, LTA is partnering GovTech to deploy mobile closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across known hotspots to catch errant riders.
It uses video analytics software and radar technology to detect active mobility offences such as speeding.
This rollout, which is happening on July 31, 2019, is part of an 18-month trial.
LTA said that these mobile CCTVs will be rotated across different hotspot locations including Jurong West, Punggol, Sembawang and Woodlands as part of the trial.
Top image credits: Screenshot from app and photo by Charis Chan.