E-scooters seized in crackdown

Inokim Light Electronic Scooter.
Inokim Light Electronic Scooter.PHOTO: REUTERS

The authorities are going after errant users of electric scooters who ignore speed limits and ride recklessly on roads as well as footpaths.

Two e-scooters have been seized as part of the crackdown - one was confiscated in Upper Aljunied Road on Tuesday, while the other was seized in Yishun last Saturday.

This comes after a number of videos depicting unsafe actions by e-scooter users went viral recently.

The Land Transport Authority said it would not hesitate to take enforcement action against those who use their e-scooters on the road.

Those who use unauthorised vehicles such as e-scooters on roads face a fine of up to $2,000 or a jail term of up to three months for the first offence if convicted.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2016, with the headline 'E-scooters seized in crackdown'. Print Edition | Subscribe