Active Mobility Rules for Retailers

Under the Active Mobility Act 2017, retailers of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs), Power-Assisted Bicycles (PABs) and Personal Mobility Aids (PMAs) are required to comply with the following requirements:

 

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Retailers must display the above warning notice(s) for selling PMDs or PABs (PDF, 829kb) and selling motorised wheelchairs or mobility scooters (otherwise known as PMAs) (PDF, 14.9mb). The notice must be no smaller than 29.7cm x 42cm, printed indelibly in colour with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, and displayed prominently at or near any point of sale or payment.

With effect from 1 July 2019, it is an offence to display or advertise for sale and/or sell motorised PMDs that are not certified to conform with the UL2272 standards.

If found guilty, the retailer could face a fine of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment up to three months for the first offence. The list of rules and corresponding penalties applicable for PMD and PMA retailers are available on the Singapore Statutes Online.

From 1 April 2020 onwards, LTA will introduce a mandatory inspection requirement for e-scooters, to ensure that these devices comply with the device criteria for use on public paths.

The e-scooter inspection regime will affect two key groups:

1) Owners of e-scooters registered before 1 April 2020 and declared to be compliant with the device criteria of weight, width, speed and UL2272 certification;

2) Retailers of e-scooters and persons letting e-scooters for lease and/or hire.

 

Guide for Retailers with New E-scooters

Procedure for Registration Inspection (RI)

The following flowchart illustrates the step-by-step process when sending in your e-scooter(s) for RI:

Mandatory Inspection

First, please check if the model of your e-scooter is recognised and listed by LTA as an UL2272 certified e-scooter model (“Recognised Model”) in the list of Recognised Models (PDF, 405kb). Please ensure that every device specification matches completely with the device(s) that you are intending to bring in. If your e-scooter model is found on the list of Recognised Models, you may proceed to schedule an appointment with the E-scooter Inspection Centres (“EICs”).

You will be required to fill in and e-mail the relevant Registration Inspection application form(s) and supporting document(s) found here to the EICs. You may choose your choice of EIC shown in this list (PDF, 47kb). Please note that you may only arrange appointments via email. You should only submit the Registration Inspection application to the EIC after you have ensured that the model of your e-scooter is a Recognised Model.

If your e-scooter model is not found on the list (i.e. it is not a Recognised Model), you are required to have the e-scooter model recognised and listed as a Recognised Model by LTA first. This includes any variant models of Recognised Models (for e.g. models that have a different maximum speed, battery capacity and other technical specifications that affect the UL2272 certification).

To do so, please write in to LTA at the following email address LTA_escooter_insp@lta.gov.sg with the details as listed out in Table 1 (PDF, 14kb). Please ensure that all required information and documents listed at Table 1 are submitted to facilitate LTA’s assessment.

If LTA recognises the model of the e-scooter as being UL2272 certified and lists the model as a Recognised Model, you may proceed to schedule an inspection with one of the EICs by filling in and e-mailing the relevant Registration Inspection application form(s) and supporting document(s) to the EIC that you wish to have your e-scooter inspected at.

Only e-scooters that have passed the inspection and are certified will be registered by the EICs. The Registration Mark will be affixed by the personnel at the EICs on the day the e-scooters pass the inspection and retailers are required to fabricate and affix the Identification Mark no later than 3 calendar days after the registration of the device.

 

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