Several personal mobility devices impounded after enforcement operations by LTA

LTA's active mobility enforcement officers conducted more than 100 enforcement operations in the first two weeks of the month and found several people using PMDs on the roads.
LTA's active mobility enforcement officers conducted more than 100 enforcement operations in the first two weeks of the month and found several people using PMDs on the roads.PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Several personal mobility devices (PMDs) were impounded by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in the first half of February.

The LTA said in a Facebook post on Friday (Feb 24) morning that its active mobility enforcement officers conducted more than 100 enforcement operations in the first two weeks of the month and found several people using PMDs on the roads.

It is illegal to ride PMDs on the roads as they endanger the riders and other road users, said the LTA.

Some of the operations happened at River Valley, Yishun, Marine Terrace, Bedok North and Alexandra.

The active mobility enforcement officers have also been educating users of non-compliant PMDs about the changes under the Active Mobility Bill, which will come into effect later this year.

The Bill will make it legal for cyclists to share footpaths with pedestrians, and it also spells out the rules governing the use of personal mobility devices, such as how electric bicycles will need to be registered to an owner and bear registration plates.

Said the LTA in its Facebook post: "It doesn't matter how much you jazz it up to look like a bike. Simple rule of thumb, no pedal = no road."

"#Scootsafe and stay on the correct path!"