There have been 38 personal mobility device (PMD) users caught riding on the roads this year, up from just 22 over the same period last year, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Monday (Jan 15).
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In all, about 110 accidents took place between January and September last year, the first time these figures were being released.
Without proper infrastructure, safety is compromised when PMDs, pedestrians share paths.
Within the span of an hour, a total of six PMD users were seen riding on Geylang Road and Sims Avenue.
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From Jan 15, the current $100 fine for using PMDs such as electric scooters on roads will go up, with the addition of a tiered penalty system based on the type of roads on which users ride them.
From Jan 15, personal mobility device (PMD) users caught riding on roads will face fines of up to $2000 or a jail term of three months, in addition to having their devices impounded.
Monthly average of 40 cases this year is 18 percent more than that recorded last year, says LTA.
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The man, 62, was on an e-bicycle, and was said to be crossing a traffic junction near Bedok North Avenue 3 when a car crashed into him.