Offences for Unregistered E-scooters and Sale of Non-UL2272 Certified PMD to Kick in from 1 July 2019

News Releases 20 Jun 2019 active mobility electric scooter Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs)

     The Land Transport Authority (LTA) reminds the public that from 1 July 2019 it will be an offence:

a.   To ride, cause or permit another person to ride, an unregistered e-scooter on public paths and;

b.   For retailers to sell non-UL2272 certified Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs).

2.   LTA thanks the public for their feedback on hot spot locations, which has helped enforcement efforts against errant PMD riders. Members of the public who encounter irresponsible riding behaviour can continue to lodge their feedback at http://www.lta.gov.sg/feedback. LTA is also working on an enhancement to its MyTransport.SG app to make it easier and more convenient for members of the public to take a photograph or video and report such feedback directly to LTA to facilitate more targeted and effective enforcement.

Registration Regime for E-Scooters

3.   The e-scooter registration regime aims to deter reckless riding and facilitate enforcement efforts against errant riders, to improve public safety for all path users. Registration of e-scooters commenced on 2 January 2019, and owners can register their devices online at www.onemotoring.com.sg/escooter. A registered e-scooter must have a LTA Registration Mark and an Identification Mark (which bears the unique registration number assigned to the e-scooter) affixed to help identify it easily. From 1 July 2019, it will be an offence to ride, cause or permit another person to ride an unregistered e-scooter on public paths.  First-time offenders can be subject to a fine of up to $2,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 months.

4.   Registrants must be at least 16 years old and will need to declare that their e-scooters are compliant with the device criteria[1] prescribed under the Active Mobility Act 2017. Those who make false declarations or provide false information 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.

5.   To date, more than 75,000 e-scooters have been registered. Approximately 85% of registrants are Singaporean. Less than 5% of those who have registered are aged 16 to 20 years old. About 73% are between the ages of 21 to 50 years old and 22% are 51 years old and above. This highlights the diverse groups of people who have found such devices to be beneficial and convenient, especially for short journeys and first and last mile connectivity to our public transport nodes and amenities.

UL2272 Standard for Motorised PMDs

6.   To improve public safety and minimise the risk of fire incidents, all motorised PMDs[2] used on public paths must be certified to the UL2272 standard from 1 January 2021. Existing owners of non-UL2272 certified PMDs purchased before 1 July 2019 can still register and use them until 31 December 2020, after which they will be automatically deregistered. For the safety of device owners and those around them, LTA strongly encourages all PMD owners to use UL2272 certified PMDs only. Please refer to LTA’s website (bit.ly/ul2272sg) for more information on the UL2272 standard and for a list of UL2272 certified devices available in Singapore[3].

7.   From 1 July 2019 onwards, it will be an offence to sell (and lease) non-UL2272 certified PMDs for use on public paths. First-time offenders can be subject to a fine of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 months. LTA will also no longer accept the registration and/or the transfer of registration of non-UL2272 certified PMDs from 1 July 2019.

8.   Mr Denis Koh, an Active Mobility Advisory Panel member and Chairman of Big Wheel Scooters Singapore (BWSS) said: “I believe the registration of e-scooters, together with other regulations such as mandatory speed limits, can help to enhance the safety of riders and members of the public. I know of many e-scooter owners who have already registered their devices, and I encourage those who have not done so to register before the deadline. A majority of our riders are responsible and practice safe riding. We should not let the actions of a few irresponsible ones tar the image of the broader community. Enhancements to make it easier for the public to report errant riders would also be very much welcomed.”

9.   Public safety remains LTA’s top priority as we encourage active mobility as a choice of commute in Singapore. LTA reminds all path users, including cyclists, PMD users and pedestrians to be gracious and to take safety seriously, to create a safe environment for all.


Annex A: How to Register Your E-scooter
Annex B: Specifications for E-scooter Identification Mark


[1] E-scooters must not exceed 20kg in maximum unladen weight, 70cm in maximum width, and 25km/h in maximum motorised device speed.

[2] This includes e-scooters, which must be registered, and other motorised PMDs such as hoverboards which do not need to be registered.

[3] 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.

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