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.
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.
175 charging adaptors seized after 2-month monitoring of market by Spring Singapore.
Monthly average of 40 cases this year is 18 percent more than that recorded last year, says LTA.
The use of cheap and lower-quality batteries may pose a big fire risk.
Experts point finger at overcharging and faulty batteries for triggering fires involving PMDs.
Man hospitalised with second-degree burns after climbing onto ledge.