LTA looking into video which shows officer kicking errant rider off his e-scooter
SINGAPORE — The Land Transport Authority said on Wednesday (Dec 11) in response to media queries that it is looking into an incident where one of its officers appeared to kick an errant rider off his electric scooter.
SINGAPORE — The Land Transport Authority said on Wednesday (Dec 11) in response to media queries that it is looking into an incident where one of its officers appeared to have kicked an errant rider off his electric scooter.
A video circulating online shows an enforcement officer dashing across a pedestrian crossing along Bedok Reservoir Road on Tuesday to corner a person riding an e-scooter on the opposite side of the road.
The officer then appears to kick the rider off the device, causing the person to tumble onto the kerb.
Personal mobility devices (PMDs) such as e-scooters have been banned from main roads and pedestrian-only paths since the Active Mobility Act was implemented last year.
E-scooters have also been banned from footpaths here since Nov 5, with offenders facing fines of up to S$2,000 and jail time of up to three months once the ban is strictly enforced from 2020.
There is now an advisory period until Dec 31, during which errant riders will be given warnings to allow them time to adjust.
A ban on other PMDs will be rolled out progressively by the first quarter of next year.
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