Woman rides scooter with two children in Queenstown, girl is not wearing helmet

Submitted by Stomper Edros, Mavis

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A woman was spotted riding a scooter with two children in Queenstown.

One of the children was not wearing a helmet.

Stompers Edros and Mavis alerted Stomp to a photo of the incident that has been circulating on social media.

In the photo, the woman is riding a red scooter along Strathmore Avenue with a boy seated behind her and a girl in front of her.

Netizens were alarmed that only the woman and the boy were wearing helmets.

"Is this legal in Singapore?" asked Mavis.

"This is not the first time I have seen this."

Under the Road Traffic Act, it is an offence for a rider to carry more than one pillion passenger on any two-wheeled motorcycle.

No one riding a motorcycle or scooter on a road can carry a child below 10 years of age as a pillion passenger.

Pillion riders must sit astride the motorcycle on a 'proper seat' securely fixed behind the driver's seat and all riders must wear protective helmets.