Singaporeans Will Have Access To PMD-Sharing Services Next Year
Operators offering personal mobility device (PMD)-sharing services will be restricted to limited licenses with small fleets when license applications begin in January next year.
Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min said that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is taking this “cautious approach” in order to assess how well operators can follow regulations before being granted a full license.
The licence limits the number of devices that can be operated by companies and requires them to take measures to prevent indiscriminate parking.
Dr Lam added that the LTA’s approach to regulating the PMD draws from lessons from regulating the bicycle sharing industry.
Dr Lam also noted that the registration regime for e-scooters – also beginning in January next year – will require all e-scooters to have identification stickers to facilitate enforcement.
Companies operating without a license can be fined up to S$10,000 and jailed a maximum of six months.