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TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

E-scooter registration to be enforced by 2H 2018

This is to deter reckless behaviour while using e-scooters.

The transport ministry accepted the recommendation of Active Mobility Advisory Panel (AMAP) to enforce e-scooter registration effective second half of the year.

“Registering e-scooters will help deter reckless behaviour, accord more responsibility to the users, and facilitate enforcement officers in tracking down errant users. We will implement the registration regime by the end of the year, and will try to keep the process as simple and low-cost as possible,” said Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health Dr. Lam Pin Min at the Ministry of Transport’s Committee of Supply Debate 2018.

In line with this, all e-scooters owners will be required to provide their personal particulars and paste identification stickers onto their personal mobility devices (PMDs). They must also ensure that their e-scooters comply with the requirements of the Active Mobility Act and do not exceed 20 kg in maximum unladen weight; 700 mm in maximum width; and 25 km/h in maximum device speed.

Meanwhile, other PMDs such as electric hoverboards and unicycles are exempted from mandatory registration as their usage is less widespread and their speeds are lower when used.

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