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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Plans to Encourage Take-Up of Third-Party Liability Insurance among PMD Users

11 Feb 2019 In Parliament

Er Dr Lee Bee Wah asked the Minister for Transport

a.     whether there are plans to encourage the take-up of third-party liability insurance among PMD users; and

b.     whether the Ministry has engaged with the insurance industry to explore this.

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been actively promoting the take-up of third-party liability insurance. First, LTA and the Active Mobility Advisory Panel have engaged the insurance industry and posted information on the types of third party liability insurance products available in the market today on LTA’s website www.onemotoring.com.sg/escooter.

2.     Second, LTA has reached out to e-scooter owners who have registered their devices under the registration regime which commenced on 2 January 2019 to encourage them to purchase third-party liability insurance. LTA has also engaged employers of large groups of active mobility users such as food delivery companies to encourage them to provide insurance coverage.

3.     We are currently in the midst of the first license application cycle for motorised personal mobility device (PMD)-sharing services. Operators that are awarded licences to operate will be required to procure and maintain third-party liability insurance.