PSA: Up to $5,000 fine and imprisonment for riding PMDs on roads

Share this with your family and friends who own personal mobility devices.

Beep beep. In case you are still unaware, personal mobility devices (PMDs) – e.g. e-scooters, hoverboards, skateboards – are not allowed on roads (which definitely includes expressways).

From Monday, 15 January 2018, PMD users caught riding on roads will face higher penalties.

First-time offenders face a $300 fine for riding on local roads, and $500 on major roads. If you’re caught riding on expressways, you’ll be charged in court. PMDs will also be impounded in the course of investigations.

PMD fines

If convicted in court, first-time offenders face a fine of up to $2,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 months. Offenders convicted for subsequent times face a fine of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 6 months.

PMD users who ride on roads pose a significant danger to themselves and other road users. Ride safe and stay on footpaths, cycling paths, and shared paths.

Missed our earlier article about the Do’s and Don’ts for PMDs? Catch up here.

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