In light of the many incidents involving e-scooters, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has exercised its authority to regulate the use of bicycles, personal mobility devices (PMDs) and and power-assisted bicycles (PABs) by establishing the Active Mobility Act, which has taken immediate effect.
The new law dictates where the devices may be used and how fast they can go, as well as imposes sanctions on offenders who fail to comply with the new rules.
Although this has been a highly discussed and debated topic, LTA’s announcement on Tuesday (May 1) came as a surprise to the public.
This new law was implemented to emphasise pedestrians’ safety even as active mobility was encouraged to support a car-lite Singapore.
“There is not a shadow of doubt that pedestrian safety is paramount,” said Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State for Transport.
Hopefully this may deter the reckless riding of e-scooters. For a more illustrated idea, you may refer to the images below.