LTA rolls out new enforcement team to deter speedsters on footpaths

Land Transport Authority's first deployment of its Active Mobility Enforcement Officers along Woodlands Avenue 7 on Wednesday (May 11).
Land Transport Authority's first deployment of its Active Mobility Enforcement Officers along Woodlands Avenue 7 on Wednesday (May 11). ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Land Transport Authority's first deployment of its Active Mobility Enforcement Officers along Woodlands Avenue 7 on Wednesday (May 11).
Land Transport Authority's first deployment of its Active Mobility Enforcement Officers along Woodlands Avenue 7 on Wednesday (May 11).ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Land Transport Authority's first deployment of its Active Mobility Enforcement Officers along Woodlands Avenue 7 on Wednesday (May 11).
Land Transport Authority's first deployment of its Active Mobility Enforcement Officers along Woodlands Avenue 7 on Wednesday (May 11). ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Land Transport Authority's first deployment of its Active Mobility Enforcement Officers along Woodlands Avenue 7 on Wednesday (May 11).
Land Transport Authority's first deployment of its Active Mobility Enforcement Officers along Woodlands Avenue 7 on Wednesday (May 11). ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Land Transport Authority's Active Mobility Enforcement Officer Nursuhbi Achis, 29, is part of a new LTA team that will seek to deter reckless behaviour on footpaths.
Land Transport Authority's Active Mobility Enforcement Officer Nursuhbi Achis, 29, is part of a new LTA team that will seek to deter reckless behaviour on footpaths.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
A Land Transport Authority Active Mobility Enforcement Officer along Woodlands Avenue 7 on Wednesday (May 11).
A Land Transport Authority Active Mobility Enforcement Officer along Woodlands Avenue 7 on Wednesday (May 11). ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched a new enforcement team to crack down on speeding cyclists and users of personal mobility devices (PMDs).

Dressed in bright yellow polo T-shirts and bermudas, this Active Mobility Enforcement team will be deployed daily around the island to "deter reckless behaviour", said the LTA on Wednesday (May 11).

The agency added that it would focus on areas frequented by cyclists and pedestrians, including bus stops, schools and pedestrian crossings.

 

The new enforcement team was announced during the Budget debate earlier this year.

At that time, Parliament was also told that the Government would be amending laws to give these enforcement officers powers to issue fines to reckless riders.

The ministry also said it would be moving to allow the use of bicycles and PMDs on the footpaths, as part of a move to encourage the use of these devices for short trips.


Land Transport Authority's Active Mobility Enforcement Officers are part of a new team that will seek to deter reckless behaviour on footpaths. PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

These legislative changes are still pending, so until then LTA's officers distribute brochures and advisories on safe riding.

On Wednesday, three officers were stationed along Woodlands Avenue 7 - the area has been identified as a stretch frequented by cyclists headed to nearby industrial areas.

"The presence of our dedicated enforcement team will provide the reassurance that we will not tolerate any reckless behaviour by cyclists or personal mobility device users," said LTA chief executive Chew Men Leong.