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Speed limit for PMDs, Bicycles to be cut to 10kmh on footpaths

SINGAPORE: Cyclists and users of personal mobility devices (PMDs) such as e-scooters will soon have to adhere to a lower speed limit when travelling on footpaths, after the Government accepted an advisory panel’s recommendations.   Starting early 2019, the current 15kmh speed limit on footpaths for PMDs and bicycles will be brought down to 10kmh. The lower speed will give PMD users, cyclists and pedestrians enough time to react to each other in unforeseen circumstances, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) said on Tuesday (Sep 4). “All riders must continue to give way to pedestrians and slow down when approaching crowded...

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Panel proposes cutting speed limit for PMDs, making helmets compulsory for cyclists on roads

SINGAPORE: Users of mobility devices such as e-scooters will soon have to slow down when riding on footpaths, while cyclists on roads will have to wear helmets – if the Government accepts a proposal put forward by an advisory panel. Under six new recommendations submitted by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel on Friday (Aug 24), the speed limit for personal mobility devices (PMDs) on footpaths will be lowered from 15kmh to 10kmh. This will give riders more reaction time to prevent accidents and reduce the severity of injuries in the event of an accident, the panel said. In its report, the panel wrote that it...

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Current Bicycle and PMD rules

Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) Scootsafe The Active Mobility Advisory Panel

Its latest recommendations are from its second review to improve safety on public paths and a result of a survey of more than 6,000 people. It also took in feedback from about 100 participants, who cycled and rode different devices on public paths, on how to improve the current rules based on their experiences. Based on the survey, 77 per cent of respondents supported lowering the existing speed limit from 15kmh on footpaths, with 35 per cent feeling it should be 8kmh and 19 per cent thinking it should be 10kmh. As for the behaviour of cyclists and PMD users at...

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Panel calls for PMD speed limit to be cut to 10kmh, mandatory helmet use for cyclists on roads

Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) Scootsafe The Active Mobility Advisory Panel

The Active Mobility Advisory Panel wants wearing helmets to be mandatory for cyclists traveling on the roads.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA SINGAPORE - An advisory panel has recommended slower speeds for users of personal mobility devices (PMD) in the wake of a rise in the number of accidents on public paths. In particular, the Active Mobility Advisory Panel is calling for: The PMD and bicycle speed limit on footpaths to be lowered from 15kmh to 10kmh Making it mandatory for PMD and bicycle users to “stop and look out for oncoming traffic” at road crossings Making it mandatory for cyclists on roads...

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Commencement of the Active Mobility Act

care centre Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) Scootsafe

The Active Mobility Act (AMA) is commencing on 1 May 2018     Picture source: LTA Active Mobility Act 2017: https://sso.agc.gov.sg/Act/AMA2017    

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