PMD users seen riding on grass patch after ban -- but it's illegal too

Submitted by Stomper Dean

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A group of personal mobility device (PMD) riders were caught riding on a grass patch following a ban of e-scooters from footpaths on Tuesday (Nov 5).

Stomper Dean alerted Stomp to the video that has been circulating online.

In the video, the riders travel on the grass patch to avoid the footpath adjacent to it.

Those caught flouting the rules and riding on footpaths can be fined up to $2,000 and/or jailed for up to three months if convicted.

One of the riders, who is initially seen pushing his e-scooter along the footpath, says: "Footpath cannot, grass can."

He then proceeds to mount his device and move onto the grass.

Perhaps unknown to the rider, e-scooters are also not allowed to ride on green verges beside footpaths without permission.

The National Parks Board (NParks) said on Tuesday that those convicted of doing so can be fined up to $5,000.