$20 Registration Fee Waived For Registrations By 31 March 2019
From 2 January 2019, owners of electric scooters (e-scooters1) can register their devices through LTA’s website at www.onemotoring.com.sg/escooter or at any SingPost Post Office2. To encourage owners to register their e-scooters early, the registration fee of $20 will be waived for e-scooters registered by 31 March 2019.
2. Registrants must be at least 16 years old and will need to declare that their e-scooters are compliant with the device criteria3 specified under the Active Mobility Act. Those who make false declarations can be subject to a fine of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 12 months. Please refer to Annex A for more details on the registration process.
3. At the point of registration, the registrant will be issued with a unique registration number, and he is required to fabricate an Identification Mark bearing this unique registration number. Please refer to Annex B for more details on the specifications for the Identification Mark. LTA will also issue a separate Registration Mark to the registrant4.
4. Owners who register their e-scooters by 30 June 2019 will be given a grace period of 14 calendar days5 from the date of registration to affix both the Identification Mark and LTA Registration Mark prominently on the e-scooter, during which they may continue to use the e-scooter. It is an offence to ride a registered e-scooter on public paths without the Identification Mark or LTA Registration Mark beyond the grace period. First-time offenders are subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 months.
5. From 1 July 2019, it will be an offence to ride, or cause or permit another person to ride, an unregistered e-scooter on public paths. First-time offenders are subject to a fine of up to $2,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 months.
6. These measures are aimed at deterring reckless riding and facilitating enforcement efforts against errant riders to improve public safety for all path users.
UL2272 Standard for Motorised PMDs
7. To improve public safety and minimise the risk of fire incidents, retailers will be prohibited from selling non-UL2272 certified devices from 1 July 2019. All motorised PMDs6 used on public paths must be certified to the UL2272 standard from 1 January 2021.
8. Owners of existing non-UL2272 certified e-scooters can register them with LTA if they were purchased before 1 July 2019. These e-scooters can be used on public paths until 31 December 2020 and will automatically be deregistered on 1 January 2021 when non-UL2272 certified PMDs cannot be used on public paths.
9. For the safety of device owners and those around them, LTA strongly encourages all owners to use UL2272 certified devices only. Please refer to LTA’s website (bit.ly/ul2272sg) for an indicative list of UL2272 certified devices available in Singapore7.
Annex A: Details on registration process
Annex B: Details on specifications for the Identification Mark
Key dates at a glance
1] E-scooters refer to motorised personal mobility devices (PMDs) with handlebars.
2] Registration is available at SingPost Post Offices from 2 January to 30 June 2019.
3] E-scooters must not exceed 20kg in maximum unladen weight, 70cm in maximum width, and 25km/h in maximum motorised device speed.
4] For online registrations, the LTA Registration Mark will be sent to registrants via registered mail. For registrations at SingPost Post Offices, the LTA Registration Mark will be issued on-the-spot, upon registration.
5] The grace period for registrations after 30 June 2019 will be provided closer to the date.
6] This includes e-scooters, which must be registered, and other motorised PMDs such as hoverboards which do not need to be registered.
7] This is an indicative, non-exhaustive list of motorised PMDs certified to the UL2272 standard. For queries on devices not found in the list, please contact LTA_ActiveMobility@LTA.gov.sg.