Harsher fines of $300 to $500 for personal mobility device users caught riding on roads from Jan 15 onwards
Come Jan 15 this year, Personal Mobility Device (PMD) users caught riding on roads will be slapped with harsher penalties, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said today in a press release.
Just in case you didn’t know, cruising along roads (and expressways, of course) on PMDs is an offence, as this poses a danger to the riders themselves and other road users. These prohibited vehicles include e-scooters, e-bicycles, kick-scooters, and hoverboards.
So to deter errant users, the LTA has come up with tougher penalties for all offenders. The current fine of S$100 will be hiked up to S$300 for local roads and S$500 for major roads for first-time offenders, while repeat offenders will face stiffer punishment, including court action.
Any first-time offender caught riding on expressways will be charged in court. Their PMDs will also be impounded during the investigation.
If convicted, first-time offenders can face a fine of up to S$2,000 and/or a jail term of up to three months, while repeat offenders face a maximum fine of S$5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to six months.……
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Panda John Koh 05/01/2018
Sick 🤔😥 sick! why is everyone so happy that they cannot ride on the road. If they ride on the pedestrians path wouldn't it is worse than on road because these riders are riding with pedestrians which includes children and elderly people. Is this better ????? unless there are dual lanes for both accordingly. 😎🤔🤔🤔
Wahee Hee 04/01/2018
Make sure the authorities are strict with the imposed regulation. Not after awhile it relax the rules n no action taken against the rider.
Sam Ong Kcong 04/01/2018
good ...see who still dare ride on the road ..cant wait to see these people get fine
Make sure you really catch n fine them. Just a threat is useless. Show us you mean business n not talk in vacuum