Tag: PMDs in Singapore

WP’s Pritam Singh on the difficulty of opposition unity, and why he believes PMDs will make a comeback

Singapore—The PMD issue has been a hot topic in the country of late, with the ban on e-scooters announced in Parliament on November 4, and with many PMD riders not taking the ban sitting down, particularly food delivery riders, whose livelihood is most affected...

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,...

5 days jail for PMD rider who collided into 6-year-old causing fractures, temporary hearing loss

Singapore—A man who had been driving an e-scooter “speedily” and hit a 6-year-old boy in 2018 was sentenced to 5 days in jail on Thursday, November 7. The boy suffered from fractures and temporary hearing loss from the collision. On April 12 of last year,...

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...

Architect Tay Kheng Soon posts ingeniously simple way to allow PMDs on Singapore’s walkways

Singapore—Adjunct Professor at the National Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Tay Kheng Soon may have solved the Personal Mobility Device PMD problem on the country’s footpaths. Accidents have happened when people using PMDs have collided into pedestrians while operating their...

From April 2020, e-scooters required to undergo mandatory inspection every 2 years

Singapore—The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday, October 7, that starting from April of next year, all e-scooters will be required to undergo an inspection to ascertain compliance to criteria for them to be used in public paths. These inspections must be carried out every...

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-related fire in Choa Chu Kang sends 3 people to hospital

Singapore —  A fire that had been started by a personal mobility device (PMD) broke out at Choa Chu Kang on Tuesday, August 6. The fire resulted in three individuals needing to be hospitalised. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said via its Facebook...

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),...