PMDs should not be banned outright, but more regulations and infrastructure needed: Expert

The safety of PMD use in Singapore has been a hot topic in recent months.
The safety of PMD use in Singapore has been a hot topic in recent months. PHOTO: ST FILE
It could take up to three years before countries can come up with optimal policies to address the safety issues around PMDs, International Transport Forum secretary-general Kim Young Tae said.
It could take up to three years before countries can come up with optimal policies to address the safety issues around PMDs, International Transport Forum secretary-general Kim Young Tae said. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Personal mobility devices (PMDs) such as e-scooters should not be banned outright, as they have various advantages, but more regulations and infrastructure are needed to make them a safe mode of transport, said a top international expert.

It could take up to three years before countries can come up with optimal policies to address the safety issues, International Transport Forum (ITF) secretary-general Kim Young Tae told The Straits Times in an interview.

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