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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Statistics on Injuries Treated at Public Hospitals Resulting from PMD Accidents

05 Nov 2019 In Parliament

Assoc Prof Walter Theseira asked the Minister for Transport

a.     since 2018, how many persons have been treated at accident and emergency departments of public hospitals for injuries resulting from PMD accidents, broken down by (i) riders (ii) pedestrians and (iii) the severity of injuries sustained;

b.     how does this accident and injury rate compare with (i) international experience with PMDs and (ii) other forms of transport in Singapore such as bicycling, motorcycles, cars and public transport. 

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     Based on data from the National Trauma Registry, 299 people were treated at hospitals for personal mobility device-related incidents in 2018. These included 259 riders and eight pedestrians. About 63% of the injuries were classified as minor, 21% moderate and 16% severe.  

2.     In the same time period, 1,836 people were treated at hospitals for injuries from bicycle-related incidents, 5,700 for motorcycle-related incidents, and 6,743 for car related incidents. Across all these categories, about 89% of the injuries were minor, 7% moderate and 4% severe.  

3.     We are unable to make an international comparison of PMD-related injuries due to a lack of such published data.