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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Legislation to Prohibit Use of Personal Mobility Devices for Carrying Young Children as Passengers

09 Jul 2018 In Parliament

Assoc Prof Randolph Tan asked the Minister for Transport whether the Ministry will consider introducing legislation which explicitly prohibits the use of personal mobility devices for carrying young children as passengers.

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     Personal mobility devices (PMDs) have been a convenient mode of first-and-last-mile transport for many Singaporeans, and some of them are designed to carry passengers. Rather than banning the carrying of young children as passengers, it is more important for all PMD users to take responsibility for riding safely. PMD users should not carry more passengers than the PMD is designed to carry, and should ride slowly to ensure safety for themselves, their passengers, and other path users.