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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung to Parliamentary Question on Balancing Efforts Spent on Inspecting Registered PMDs and Enforcing on Illegally Modified or Unregistered PMDs

05 Jan 2021 In Parliament

Mr Christopher de Souza asked the Minister for Transport 
a.     whether subsequent mandatory inspections for registered personal mobility devices (PMDs) may be lifted or frequency decreased for registered owners with a good track record; and 
b.     whether there can be increased monitoring of usage of PMDs on the road or pathways so as to deter the use of illegally modified or unregistered PMDs.
Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung:
1.     Being a motorised mode of transport on public paths, registered PMDs need to be subject to mandatory inspections for safety. The inspections help to ensure that all registered PMDs comply with the weight, width and speed limits, and the UL2272 standard for fire safety. Inspections are necessary throughout the lifespan of all PMDs, to ensure that they have not been illegally modified and remain safe to be used. To provide ease of accessibility, LTA has set up inspection centres at nine locations islandwide.
2.     Besides inspections, LTA enforces against the use of non-compliant PMDs on public paths and roads. Members of public can also provide feedback on non-compliant PMDs through LTA’s MyTransport.SG mobile application. LTA is also exploring the use of CCTVs to extend its enforcement reach.
3.     These efforts have contributed to LTA’s detection of 760 cases of non-compliant PMDs being ridden on public paths from January to November 2020. Those found guilty may be fined up to $10,000 and/or imprisoned for up to six months.