Time to curtail use of personal mobility devices

Once again, we read of a pedestrian who has been seriously injured by a personal mobility device ("Woman still unconscious after e-scooter accident"; Sept 22).

Personal mobility devices are gaining in popularity by the day. They are now a common sight on lanes and sidewalks, in malls and even on main roads.

If this growth is not curtailed, these vehicles will outnumber bicycles, hence, posing a greater danger of collision with pedestrians.

These personal mobility devices can go at very high speeds, and, on pedestrian pathways, can cause serious injury.

The Land Transport Authority needs to take a tougher stance on the use of these devices.

Douglas Chua Hock Lye