E-scooter registration from 2nd half of 2018

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Parliament: Mandatory registration of e-scooters from second half of 2018

The move to register e-scooters comes after a similar initiative was introduced for electric bicycles in August, aimed at enhancing enforcement against reckless riding and the use of non-compliant devices.
The move to register e-scooters comes after a similar initiative was introduced for electric bicycles in August, aimed at enhancing enforcement against reckless riding and the use of non-compliant devices.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - E-scooter users will have to register their devices from the second half of this year (2018) as the Government tries to rein in reckless riders.

Senior Minister of State (Transport) Dr Lam Pin Min said in Parliament on Wednesday (March 7) that the Government had accepted the Active Mobility Advisory Panel's proposal last month (February) to make such registration mandatory.

The panel was formed in 2015 to develop a set of rules governing the use of footpaths and cycling paths by cyclists and personal mobility device (PMD) users. 

"Registering e-scooters will help deter reckless behaviour, accord more responsibility to the users, and facilitate enforcement officers in tracking down errant users," said Dr Lam during the debate of the Transport Ministry's budget. added that the process of registration would be kept "as simple and low-cost as possible".

As part of the registration process, users will have to provide their personal particulars to the authorities, as well as paste identification stickers prominently on their devices and ensure they meet the requirements of the active mobility act, which include having a maximum weight of 20kg and a top speed of no more than 25kmh.

 

Credits : The Straits Times

Read more here : https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/parliament-mandatory-registration-of-e-scooters-from-second-half-of-2018


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