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Ban on riding electric scooters on footpaths

A ban on riding electric scooters on footpaths, which came into effect in November, will be extended to all other motorized mobility devices from April 2020.

This means devices such as electric skateboards, hoverboards and unicycles will also be barred from footpaths.

Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for Transport, announced the move in Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 4) during debates on changes to the Active Mobility Act and on the Shared Mobility Enterprises (Control and Licensing) Bill, which introduces new rules for shared-device operators.

He revealed that since electric scooters were banned from footpaths in November last year, accidents on footpaths that involve mobility vehicles have tumbled by 52 per cent.

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