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Don't hate the PMD, blame the rider and pavement design

My personal mobility device brings me so much fun, but my need for speed is also why that can be a problem to other users

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It comes with three speed settings - Low, Medium and High - or as I prefer to call them, Decent, Hooligan and Ragnarok.

Decent takes the rider up to around 8kmh on flat pavement, Hooligan takes it up to something higher, the upper limit of which I never hit because I am not brave enough. Small wheels, bumpy pavements and a top speed of over 20kmh are not a safe mix.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2019, with the headline Don't hate the PMD, blame the rider and pavement design. Subscribe