Tag: PMD

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...

PMDs: My unfortunate personal experience

For the past five years I have lived in the suburbs of Pasir Ris, about 500 metres from the beach. Every other day, I walk about 6km because my wife wants me to. Occasionally, she comes along and I make her walk ahead of...

Netizen wants to riot because of new PMD law

In a series of expletive-laden posts on Instagram, one user took to calling out the establishment for implementing a rule that banned electric scooters from footpaths. The woman, only known by her instagram handle as ‘bby’ wrote that Singapore is “probably (going to) have riots...

PMD users who ride on the grass beside sidewalks could be fined up to S$5,000

Singapore—In the wake of the ban of e-scooters from the country’s footpaths, which was announced in Parliament on Monday, November 4, the National Parks Board (NParks) has now said that anyone endeavouring to get around the new ban by using the grass along sidewalks...

Helmets for PMD users must be required—first-time user suffers complicated fractures in the face

Singapore—The call for PMD riders to be required to use helmets was made at a media briefing at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) on Monday, October 21. A study carried out by TTSH has shown that the number of incidents related to PMD use has...

GrabFood investigating video of delivery rider using an e-scooter on the PIE

A GrabFood delivery rider was seen riding his Personal Mobility Device (PMD) on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Saturday (October 19) evening. The video was shared on Facebook, and it eventually caught the attention of the company itself. In a comment on the video, delivery...

Speeding PMD user crashes into toddler at HDB void deck, netizens outraged

The father of a 3-year old girl has taken to social media to upload a video of a Personal Mobility Device (PMD) rider speeding and crashing into his child at the void deck of a Housing Development Board (HDB) block. In his post, the father...

Possible complete ban on PMDs if rider behaviour does not improve—Janil Puthucheary

Singapore— In Parliament on October 7, Monday, Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary brought up the possibility of banning the use of personal mobility devices (PMDs) should the behaviour of riders remain unchanged, citing the safety of pedestrians as the main concern. Dr...

PMD fire breaks out in Marsiling flat, elderly man taken to hospital

An elderly man was taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a flat at Marsiling on Tuesday (October 1). The fire was due to several personal mobility device (PMD) batteries which had been on charge mode. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded...

Regulatory panel: Impose age restriction, theory test for e-scooter users

Singapore—The regulatory panel recommended setting an age requirement and a theory exam before users can be allowed to ride their PMD devices in public. The Active Mobility Advisory Panel (AMAP) submitted a set of recommendations regarding the regulation of PMDs to the Coordinating Minister for...