322 errant users who committed active mobility-related offences were caught in enforcement operations around Singapore by Active Mobility Enforcement Officers (AMEO), since the Active Mobility Act was enacted on 1 May.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday (6 June), Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that these users committed offences including riding non-compliant devices on public paths and roads, using their PMDs or PABs on the wrong paths or roads, and speeding or riding recklessly on paths.
LTA said that the active mobility offences were detected during enforcement operations held across Singapore, including areas such as Bedok Reservoir, Geylang, Kaki Bukit and Jurong.
It also stressed that PMD users who rode their devices recklessly or used non-compliant devices were caught by AMEOs.
The authority noted that these cases are pending investigation, with 292 devices seized and impounded. If found guilty, users can face strict penalties of heavy fines and/or imprisonment.
“Our AMEOs will continue to conduct enforcement operations and take firm action against errant users who break the law,” it stressed.
On Saturday (2 June), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan also wrote a Facebook post regarding the matter.
“We allow PMDs and bicycles to facilitate first-mile last-mile connectivity. Users appreciate this and most are responsible, ensuring safety for themselves and other users. However we do get some who are not thoughtful, riding dangerously, or using non-compliant PMDs. Power-assisted ones, like e-scooters and e-bikes, pose the greater risk, given their weight and speed,” hw wrote.
“We will continue to educate and promote responsible riding, but changing habits take time. Meanwhile, we are tightening enforcement,” the minister added.
The minister noted that he visited an LTA vehicle pound where impounded devices are kept during investigations.
He said that this secured storage facility ensures the devices are kept safe through strict processes, and round-the-clock CCTV monitoring, noting that some were seized for speeding, while others were illegally modified.
“We saw an e-scooter that weighed 92kg, the heaviest seized to date, way above the maximum allowable weight of 20kg!” he wrote.
“The Active Mobility Act is now in place. It is an important step closer towards a safer riding culture,” the minister ended.