Registering e-scooters will help deter reckless behaviour, accord more responsibility to the users, and facilitate enforcement officers in tracking down errant users.Identification stickers would need to be pasted prominently on the e-scooters by then. Owners will also have to ensure that their e-scooters don’t exceed 20kg in weight, are not wider than 700mm, and have a maximum speed of 25km/h. Those who own electric hover board and unicycles won’t need to adhere to the new rules due to their “less widespread use and their lower speeds”. The process of registering e-scooters will be “kept as simple and low-cost as possible”.
E-scooter owners, take note. Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min today (7 Mar) announced at the ministry’s Committee of Supply debate that all e-scooter owners will soon have to register their scooters with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) from the second half of 2018.