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The need to move faster on burning issue of PMD safety

Fires linked to personal mobility devices are a growing concern - while the local authorities have taken measures to mitigate the risks, more must be done

Flats razed by fires caused by personal mobility devices (PMDs) have brought the issue of the safety of e-scooters uncomfortably close to home.

Earlier this month, there were two fires in residential areas that were linked to PMDs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 26, 2019, with the headline 'The need to move faster on burning issue of PMD safety'. Subscribe