Tag: e-scooter

Another PMD catches fire inside Sembawang flat

Singapore — A personal mobility device (PMD) caught fire inside a Sembawang flat in the early morning of  Monday (Aug 26). According to a Facebook post by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the fire broke out in a flat on the 12th floor of...

Not just in Singapore: Electric scooter catches fire at Dropbox headquarters, San Francisco

It appears that e-scooters catching fire isn't just limited to incidents in Singapore. An electric scooter caught fire at the Dropbox headquarters in San Francisco on Wednesday (Aug 14). The burning scooter was on the fifth floor, but the entire building was evacuated nonetheless for safety. Read: E-scooters...

Lee Bee Wah wants the Government to temporarily ban PMDs like e-scooters

Parliament is set to debate the use of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and the laws governing the use of PMDs when it sits on Monday (5 Aug). The Senior Minister of State is set to deliver a ministerial statement on PMDs, on behalf of Transport Minister...

Man on e-scooter fined S$4.5k for assaulting elderly man he nearly bumped into

Singapore — Lim Kim Joo, who punched a 70-year-old man in the face after nearly bumping into him while Mr Lim was driving his e-scooter, pleaded guilty on July 23, Tuesday, to one assault charge, and has been fined S$4,500. On November 13 of last...

GrabFood rider has altercation with elderly man at Bishan on the use of PMDs on shared pavements

Singapore – The issue revolving personal mobility devices (PMDs) in Singapore – whether they should be banned, restricted, and the like – is an ongoing one. An even more difficult challenge is getting PMD riders and pedestrians to co-exist on the road. On July 20 (Saturday),...

Law-breaking PMD rider crashes into stationary car, blames driver

Singapore – Yet another PMD driver who has broken the law has further shown why personal mobility devices (PMDs) pose a significant danger to public safety. On May 24, ROADS.sg uploaded a video of a man riding an e-scooter along Woodlands Ring Road. The video, that...

Accident kills e-scooter rider a week later; driver is sentenced to jail for three weeks for negligence

Chua Kok Wan, who was driving his car, hit an e-scooter rider at a zebra crossing, but the rider died of a head injury a week later. Chua claimed that he had checked the road properly, but the evidence showed otherwise, and yesterday, Chua...

Woman made to pay towing and storage fee on top of having e-scooter confiscated by LTA

Facebook page All Singapore Stuff shared a post, which centered around a woman and her confiscated e-scooter, which was reportedly 7.7kgs heavier than the allowable 20kgs. Two months after her e-scooter was confiscated by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore, she received a letter...