LTA seizes 20 e-scooters, catches hundreds of errant cyclists and e-bike users

AFP file photo of an e-bike
AFP file photo of an e-bike

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued more than 860 advisories to errant cyclists, and users of e-bikes and personal mobility devices (PMD) as it stepped up enforcement operations across Singapore.

In a statement on Monday (7 November), the LTA said it had seized 20 electric scooters from users who were caught riding on the road.

More than 1400 notices have been issued to users of e-bikes for non-compliance between January and September this year.

Most of the users who had flouted traffic rules were travelling at high speeds with devices that can go as fast as 70km/h.

Anyone caught using non-compliant vehicles may be charged, and if convicted, they may be fined up to $2,000 or jailed up to three months for the first offence. For subsequent offences, the fine is up to $5,000 and the jail term is up to six months upon conviction.