04 Nov 2019 – LTA news
E-Scooters to Be Prohibited on All Footpaths Following Safety Review

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Following a safety review, we have decided to ban e-scooters from all footpaths with immediate effect. This move is a necessary one to ensure pedestrian safety as incidents involving errant e-scooter riders continue to rise in spite of our heightened enforcement and education efforts.

This move will not affect those on motorised wheelchairs and Personal Mobility Aids. These devices, together with bicycles, can continue to be used on footpaths.

E-scooters will only be allowed on cycling paths and Park Connector Networks henceforth.

To give e-scooter riders time to adjust, our enforcement approach will be to issue warnings to those caught riding on footpaths until 31 December. However, egregious cases will still be subject to regulatory action during this time.

However, from 1 January 2020, strict enforcement action will be taken against those caught riding an e-scooter on footpaths. Offenders are liable for a fine up to $2,000 and/or jail up to two months.

电动滑板车 5/11/2019 起禁止在人行道上使用 明年起违例者将被罚

电动滑板车使用者禁止在人行道上骑行,只能在脚踏车道和公园连道骑行,个人代步工具依然不准在道路上骑行。从明年1月1日起,违例者将面对罚款或坐牢。

蓝彬明说,这项措施并非完全禁止电动滑板车,这类个人代步工具还是能在脚踏车道骑行。政府也会加快建设脚踏车道,以隔开行人和电动滑板车使用者。预计,到了2025年,本地的脚踏车道将从现有的440公里,延长到750公里。

他指出,电动轮椅和电动代步车等行动辅助工具的使用者,以及脚踏车骑士都不受禁令影响。

蓝彬明表示,为了让电动滑板车使用者有时间适应新条例,当局把明天到今年底设为宽限期,只向违例者发出警告信。

不过,从明年起,当局将严格执法,违例者面对的最高刑罚是坐牢三个月、罚款2000元或两者兼施。

在这同时,为了鼓励更多人销毁不符合UL2272防火标准的电动踏板车,当局延长奖励机制一个月,到12月31日,并设置更多回收处。

到指定回收处销毁不符合规格的电动踏板车,将获100元的奖励金。另外,有鉴于最近涉及电动踏板车的意外,交通部宣布禁止电动踏板车共享服务。

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