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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Review of Punishment for PMD Users Causing Injuries to Pedestrians

03 Sep 2019 In Parliament

Mr Lim Biow Chuan asked the Minister for Transport whether LTA will review the punishment against riders of PMDs who cause injuries to pedestrians.

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     We will take firm action against personal mobility device riders who cause injuries to pedestrians. They can be prosecuted under the Penal Code for an offence of causing hurt or grievous hurt through a rash or negligent act that endangers the personal safety of others. The penalty for causing grievous hurt through a rash act is a fine up to $10,000 and/or jail up to four years.

2.     The Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Home Affairs and other relevant agencies regularly monitor the effectiveness of the penalties at deterring errant riding behaviour, and will enhance penalties if necessary.