Tag: banning of e-scooters

E-scooter ban: NUS students issue letter of support for food delivery riders

Singapore—A letter, signed by over 100 present and past National University of Singapore (NUS) students was sent to media outlets over the weekend expressing support for food delivery riders in the wake of the e-scooter ban on public footpaths, which was announced in Parliament...

Delivery riders rush to register for e-scooter trade-in grant

Around 1000 affected riders signed up on the first day of registration for the e-scooter trade-in grant. GrabFood and Foodpanda released their company's terms for the trade-in grant this week following the government's announcement of the S$7 million grant scheme to help affected riders. Reports estimate...

Foodpanda announces terms for e-scooter trade-in grant

Foodpanda released details of the e-scooter trade-in grant scheme from the government, becoming the second food delivery firm, following GrabFood, to release details of the grant for riders. Terms for Foodpanda's two-fold grant scheme include: The first version covers riders who have completed 100 working hours delivering...

LTA warns of dangers of converting e-scooters to PMAs, will take action against violators

Singapore—The country’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued a warning against those who intend to convert e-scooters into personal mobility aids (PMA), since advertisements have come out promising to do just this, in the short period since it was announced in Parliament on November...

“Irresponsible and abhorrent”—Strong words from Lam Pin Min for opposition leader who attended MPS

Singapore—The announcement November 4 in Parliament that e-scooters were being banned from public footpaths has drawn mixed reactions from Singaporeans, with the unhappiest and most vocal group against the ban being food delivery riders whose livelihoods have been threatened by it. Many of these PMD...

GrabFood announces terms for trade-in grant

On Friday (Nov 15), GrabFood delivery riders may start to apply for the e-scooter trade-in grant. GrabFood is the first firm to release details about its trade-in grant. Terms for the grant scheme include the following: Riders must have completed at least one trip between Oct...

PPP head Goh Meng Seng weighs in on e-scooter ban

Singapore— As the country deals with the new ban on e-scooters on public footpaths, which was announced in Parliament on November 4, others have begun to weigh in on the issue, including opposition leader Goh Meng Seng, who is the head of the People’s...

Netizens increasingly unhappy with PMD ban

Singapore—There have been a number of Meet-the-People (MPS) sessions attended by Personal Mobility Device (PMD) riders ever since the announcement of the ban on e-scooters on public footpaths on November 4 in Parliament. One of those meetings was with Home Affairs and Law Minister...

E-scooter rider involved in fatal collision with 65-year-old woman may get 5 years jail

Singapore—The rider of an electric scooter involved in a collision that left a 65-year-old woman dead a few days later is now facing three charges. For one of them, he may end up in jail for five years, be made to pay a fine,...

PUB: Riding PMDs on drain gratings warrants fine and jail

The Public Utilities Board (PUB) national water agency reminded PMD riders who drive on drain gratings that the law considers such behaviour an offence warranting jail or a fine. "Damaging any drain or storm water drainage system is considered an offence under the Sewerage and...