LTA has seized more than 480 personal mobility devices in 2017

Photo: LTA / Facebook
Photo: LTA / Facebook

Amidst all the viral footages of electric scooter and bicycle riders recklessly cruising down expressways and roads, the crackdown against errant users of personal mobility devices (PMDs) continues across the country.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been busy cleaning up the streets of dangerous riders, with over 480 impounded PMDs so far this year. A recent enforcement blitz along Loyang Drive even saw the confiscation of 15 e-scooters and e-bikes — a whopping volume during a single operation, for sure.

LTA added that it’s also conducted over 2,400 enforcement operations in 2017, where its Active Mobility Enforcement officers are tasked to catch PMD users found riding on the roads. E-scooters, in particular, are explicitly prohibited on the roads, but that hasn’t stopped many from doing so, judging from all the videos spreading around social media.

“Riding your PMDs on the roads is illegal, and such reckless behavior endangers both the rider and other road users,” wrote the LTA in a Facebook post.

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