64kg e-scooter among 10 PMDs seized in enforcement operations against errant riders

One of the e-scooters seized weighed slightly more than 64kg - well over the maximum limit of 20kg.
One of the e-scooters seized weighed slightly more than 64kg - well over the maximum limit of 20kg. PHOTO: LTA/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Ten electric scooters and electric bikes were seized by the authorities in joint enforcement operations against errant riders that stretched across two nights in the north-eastern and western parts of Singapore.

Among the personal mobility devices (PMDs) seized was an electric scooter weighing slightly more than 64kg, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in Facebook post on Wednesday night (May 16).

LTA's Active Mobility Enforcement Officers and the Traffic Police carried out operations on May 14 and May 15 in various areas, including Hougang Avenue 4, Boon Lay Way and Lakeside Road.

A total of 10 PMD and power-assisted bicycle users were caught for riding non-compliant devices, such as those that are overweight.

Their devices were seized under new laws, which state that these should weigh a maximum of 20kg, have a maximum width of 70cm and a maximum motorised speed of 25kmh.

All power-assisted bicycles must have an LTA approval seal and have a valid registration plate.

New laws regulating the sale and use of bicycles, PMDs and power-assisted bicycles kicked in on May 1.

 

They cover offences such as the use of non-compliant devices, riding on the wrong paths, speeding and reckless riding.

Offenders may face a jail term of up to six months and a $10,000 fine.

LTA said in its Facebook post that the authorities will "continue working together in routine operations to strictly enforce against errant users, as well as to prevent them from endangering other path or road users and themselves".