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E-Scooter Registration In S'pore Opens Jan 2019 - Face Up To $1,000 Fine Or Jail For Failure To Do So

Registrations for e-scooters have been mandatory by the Singapore government in March.

So if you own an e-scooter, you can start registering your devices from 2 January to 30 June 2019.

The registration can be done at SingPost offices or on LTA’s OneMotoring website for a fee of $20. However, this fee will be waived for owners who register before March 31.

Those who register their e-scooters must be above the age of 16, and must declare that the devices meet criteria such as a maximum weight of 20kg and a top speed of 25 km/h.

Those found to have made false declarations face fines of up to $5,000 and a year’s imprisonment.

Owners Must Display Unique Registration Number

Once the device is successfully registered, users will be issued with a unique registration number which needs to be affixed on their e-scooter.

The LTA will also issue a separate registration mark that must also be displayed prominently on the e-scooters.

Those who register online will receive the LTA Registration Mark via registered mail, while those registering at a SingPost office will receive it on-site.

Owners have a grace period of 14 days to affix both marks, beyond which they may face a fine of up to $1,000 or up to three months in jail.

From July 2019, those found riding unregistered e-scooters on public paths will face fines of up to $2,000 and up to three months’ jail for a first-time offence.

“These measures are aimed at deterring reckless riding and facilitating enforcement efforts against errant riders to improve public safety for all path users,” said the LTA.

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