218 personal mobility devices seized by LTA this year

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) impounded eight personal mobility devices (PMD) during an enforcement operation in Geylang in June.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) impounded eight personal mobility devices (PMD) during an enforcement operation in Geylang in June.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/WEKEEPYOURWORLDMOVING

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) impounded eight personal mobility devices (PMD) during an enforcement operation in Geylang in June, bringing the total number seized this year to 218.

The authority's Active Mobility Enforcement Officers seized the PMDs from users who were riding on the roads, which is an offence, LTA said in a Facebook post on Thursday (July 6).

Under the Road Traffic Act, those found riding PMDs and other "non-compliant vehicles" on the roads can be fined $2,000, and face a jail term of up to three months for the first offence.

During the routine operation near Geylang Lorong 26 and Lorong 27A, three riders were also caught riding power-assisted bicycles that did not conform to the rules.

The offence carries a $300 fine if it is the first offence. All power-assisted bicycles must meet criteria such as a maximum speed limit of 25kmh and a speed limit of 20kg.

LTA formed its enforcement team in May 2016 to crack down on cyclists and PMD users who engage in reckless riding behaviour.

PMDs are allowed on public paths such as footpaths, cycling paths and shared paths if they meet certain requirements.