Under-16s can still ride e-scooters under new rules

Children aged under 16 will be able to use an e-scooter which has been registered by an older person, says the LTA.
Children aged under 16 will be able to use an e-scooter which has been registered by an older person, says the LTA.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Only people aged 16 and above can register an e-scooter, but under-16s can borrow a registered one from an older person

Children aged under 16 will still be able to ride e-scooters despite a new requirement that kicks in on Jan 2 for people aged 16 and above to have the vehicles registered.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has clarified to The Straits Times that such young riders will be able to use an e-scooter which has been registered by an older person.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2018, with the headline 'Under-16s can still ride e-scooters under new rules'. Print Edition | Subscribe