E-scooters need licensing soon: Active Mobility Advisory Panel’s proposal
Electric scooter users, take note: an advisory panel has proposed that e-scooters require licensing in the future.
The Active Mobility Advisory Panel’s proposal to the Ministry of Transport seeks to regulate e-scooters, announced panel chairman Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on Thursday (Feb 22).
He wrote in a Facebook post that the proposal aims to “increase e-scooter user responsibility and facilitate enforcement against errant e-scooter users".
Members of the panel noticed an increasing number of e-scooter riders riding recklessly, which endangers themselves and other users.
"We cannot allow these errant riders to cause harm and compromise the safety of other path and road users," he stated.
The recommendation was made after “careful deliberation”.
The 14-member panel was formed in 2015 to develop a set of rules for the use of foot- and cycling paths by cyclists and users of personal mobility devices.
The Active Mobility Act with the first set of guidelines will take effect later this year.
(Image Credit/s: Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim)
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