'Since when PMA allowed on road? Unfair to motorists who paid for COE, taxes': Stomper

Submitted by Stomper Melvin

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A motorist was unhappy to spot a personal mobility aid (PMA) on Feb 4 at a road junction in Marine Parade where it did not belong.

Stomper Melvin shared a dashcam video of the PMA rider on Marine Parade Road turning into Still Road South at 1.41pm.

"Since when LTA (Land Transport Authority) allow PMA on the road?" asked the Stomper.

"PMAs are not insured and disallowed on the road by law. PMA and PMD (personal mobility device) riders also endanger themselves and other lawful motorists by riding illegally on the road.

"Should they get into an accident where they’re at fault, the motorists are at the losing end because they can’t claim against them."

Stomper said that more needs to be done to curb the abuse of PMDs and PMAs.

"Allowing them to ride on the road is also unfair to motorists who paid several thousands for COE (certificate of entitlement) and other taxes."

According to LTA, if you are caught riding a PMA or PMD on the road, you may be subjected to penalties such as fines up to $2,000 and imprisonment of up to three months.

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