700 cases of PMD users riding their devices on roads from January to September despite ban: LTA

A PMD user riding an e-scooter on the road in Toa Payoh, on June 27, 2018. It is illegal for PMDs to be used on roads from Jan 15, 2018.
A PMD user riding an e-scooter on the road in Toa Payoh, on June 27, 2018. It is illegal for PMDs to be used on roads from Jan 15, 2018. PHOTO: ST FILE
A screengrab from a vehicle camera showing three PMD users riding along Defu Lane on Sept 27, 2019.
A screengrab from a vehicle camera showing three PMD users riding along Defu Lane on Sept 27, 2019.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM VIDEO/BEH CHIA LOR/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Despite a ban on riding personal mobility devices (PMDs) on roads and expressways, many users have been caught flouting the law, with 700 cases in the first nine months of the year, according to the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

The actual number of offenders could be even higher as many violations go undetected. Observers said that some PMD users might think it is not dangerous to go on smaller roads, and could also risk riding on major roads for the thrill of travelling faster.

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