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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Steps to Ensure Tourists and Foreign Visitors Are Familiar with PMD Riding Regulations

03 Sep 2019 In Parliament

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport in respect of shared PMD services, whether operating from private or public premises

a.     what measures are in place to ensure that tourists and other foreign visitors are familiar with PMD riding regulations before they are allowed to rent the devices; and

b.     whether such measures will be included in the operators' licensing requirements for both types of services.

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     Under the Parking Places Act, operators who wish to offer dockless PMD-sharing services in a public place are required to obtain a licence. LTA will require the licensees to include in their mobile applications the essential active mobility regulations, such as speed limits and prohibitions against riding on roads. They will remind all users of these regulations, before starting a trip. They will also be required to charge PMD-sharing users who fail to end their trips within a designated parking area, a $5 fee. This is to discourage indiscriminate parking. We are considering additional regulations to ensure that all shared devices are used safely. 

2.     Separately, LTA has also encouraged PMD-sharing operators who operate solely on private land, to include in their mobile applications the advisory on the safe and responsible use of such devices.