PMD in Hougang appearing to carry 3 people speeds on roads, cuts off pedestrians at zebra crossing

Thankfully, no one was hurt.

Melanie Lim | October 29, 05:11 pm


After numerous high-profile accidents involving irresponsible PMD riders in various parts of Singapore, many members of the public have been clamouring for the banning of PMDs.

65-year-old cyclist who collided with PMD rider in Bedok dies in hospital after 4 days in coma

42% of S’poreans want PMDs banned: YouGov survey

PMD rider in Hougang breaches road regulations

Unfortunately, yet another irresponsible PMD rider — or should we make that plural? — was captured on video breaching a series of road regulations.

A video of the incident was uploaded by Facebook page SG Road Vigilante – SGRV on Oct. 28, 2019. You can watch it here:

According to the Facebook post, the incident occurred in Hougang.

Based on the landmarks visible in the video, the PMD was filmed appearing to have illegally travelled almost a full kilometre on the road, between Hougang Avenue 10 and 8.

Image adapted via Google Maps.

At the start of the video, you can see the PMD rider (wearing a white top) cruising along the road smoothly with a passenger (wearing red) standing behind.

At around the 14-second mark, you can see the PMD cruise right through a zebra crossing without stopping for an elderly man and a young boy on a bike, and narrowly missing two other pedestrians who walked across before the e-scooter rolled up to it.

The video then transitions to a traffic junction between Hougang Avenue 6 and 8, where the same PMD rider is seen making a right turn at what some commenters allege is a red light:

The above gif also appears to show a third person seated on the floor of the PMD (in navy blue):

Image via SG Road Vigilante – SGRV/FB

Ban on PMD usage increasingly possible

Earlier this month, Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary said in Parliament that a complete ban on the use of PMDs in Singapore is a possibility if the behaviour of users does not improve.

PMDs may be banned in S’pore if users do not improve behaviour: Janil Puthucheary

If these guys are anything to go by, that grim prediction seems more and more likely to become reality.

Top image via SG Road Vigilante – SGRV on Facebook


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