Tag: PMD

Four people taken to hospital after alleged PMD fire in Jurong West

Four people were taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a flat in Jurong West on Sunday evening (August 18). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to a fire on the fifth-floor unit of Block 158 Yung Loh Road at about 7.45pm and put...

Can PMD users be taught to use their devices responsibly?

Singapore—The joy for speed and the convenience it offers made Personal mobility devices (PMDs) popular with the number of users growing. But a recent South China Morning Post (SCMP) article, asking “Why can’t Singaporeans just walk?” highlights the issues related to PMD's. Seemingly ridiculous, it questions why Singaporeans would...

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...

LTA received 30 reports of deviant PMD users through MyTransport.SG app on first day of CCTVs across SG

SINGAPORE — Wednesday, July 31, was the first day that the mobile closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras previously set up at hot spots to detect errant personal mobility device (PMD) users were in use. By the end of the day, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that...

SP Group warns public not to entertain salespeople posing as its employees selling fire extinguishers

Singapore — Scammers are using the recent HDB flat fire as an opportunity to make some cash. A scheme with salespeople posing as employees from Singapore Power (SP) Group are allegedly selling fire extinguishers without the authorisation of the company. On July 20 (Saturday), a 40-year-old man died in...

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...

Second PMD related fire at HDB, this time at Ang Mo Kio, 3 rescued and 60 evacuated

Singapore – On July 22 (Monday) at 3:05 pm, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to a residential unit fire on the fourth floor of Block 225 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 – just four days after the Bukit Batok HDB flat...

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),...

Man who died in July 18 Bukit Batok fire could be Singapore’s first PMD-related fatality

Singapore — Forty-one-year-old Goh Keng Soon may be the first person in Singapore to have died from a Personal Mobility Device (PMD)-related fire. Mr Goh succumbed to his injuries two days after the fire at Bukit Batok, where he was a resident. The fire broke...

Elderly man and wife get into shouting match with GrabFood rider on e-scooter

An elderly man and his wife get into an argument with a GrabFood rider on an e-scooter, that ended up with the woman falling over, vulgarities exchanged, and the police being called. The incident occurred near Bishan Park, and was uploaded by Mohamed Shamirrudan. While it...