With such devices easily able to reach speeds of about 20-25km/h, there are good reasons for authorities to consider a ban, say for those 12 years old and below.
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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).
In all, about 110 accidents took place between January and September last year, the first time these figures were being released.
Experts point finger at overcharging and faulty batteries for triggering fires involving PMDs.
A total of 99 personal mobility devices (PMD) have been impounded this year, with a third of them seized just last month.
Based on checks at some MRT stations during weekday peak-hour travel, the LTA said it saw an average of about 15 to 20 commuters boarding the trains with their PMDs at each station.