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Since 5 November 2019, electric scooters (e-scooters) can only be ridden on cycling paths. E-scooters are prohibited from all footpaths and roads.

E-scooters must be registered with LTA, with their Registration and Identification Marks properly affixed and displayed.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Online e-scooter registration is no longer available from April 2020.

At a glance

E-scooters can only be ridden on cycling paths

Since 5 November 2019, LTA has prohibited the riding of e-scooters on all footpaths. E-scooters can only be ridden on cycling paths. The current policy of disallowing personal mobility devices (PMDs), including e-scooters, on roads remains.

 

Those caught riding an e-scooter on footpaths will face regulatory action. Offenders are liable for fines of up to $2,000 and/or face imprisonment of up to 3 months, if convicted.

 

Click here for the News Release of 4 November 2019.

Disposal of non-UL2272 certified Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs)

Since July 2020, only UL2272 certified motorised PMDs are allowed for use on cycling paths. Non-UL2272 certified e-scooters that have been registered with LTA have been automaticallly deregistered. Non-UL2272 certified motorised PMDs are fire risk and should be properly and safely disposed of.

 

Click here for more information.

Mandatory inspection and registration of new e-scooters from April 2020

Since April 2020, LTA has introduced a mandatory inspection requirement to ensure that e-scooters (i.e. motorised personal mobility devices with handlebars) comply with the device criteria (of no more than 20kg, not exceeding 70cm in width, 25km/h in maximum motorised device speed and UL2272 certified) for use on public paths. 

 

E-scooters registered before 1 April 2020 and self-declared as compliant to the device criteria would have undergone the Verification Inspection (VI) after receiving LTA's notification. Owners who failed to send their devices for VI would have their devices automatically deregistered. E-scooters that failed the inspection were also automatically deregistered.

 

From April 2020, all new e-scooters are required to pass inspection at any of the 9 EICs before they can be registered for use on cycling paths. Retailers/businesses will only be able to display, advertise, sell or let for hire e-scooters that are inspected and certified. Only new e-scooters meant for sale or let for hire by retailers/companies are allowed to be registered with LTA after passing Registration Inspection.

 

It is an offence to ride an unregistered e-scooter on cycling paths. First-time offenders can be subject to a fine of up to $2,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 months.

 

It is also an offence to use non-compliant e-scooters on public paths and first-time offenders may face a fine of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 months.

 

For more information on inspection and registration of new e-scooter(s), please refer to the comprehensive guide here.

 

Owners will be given a grace period of 3 calendar days from the date of registration to affix the Identification Mark (bearing the unique registration number assigned to the e-scooter) prominently on the e-scooter to help identify it easily. Please refer to the "Fabricate your Identification Mark" section below for more details.

 

It is an offence to ride a registered e-scooter on public paths without the Identification Mark or LTA Registration Mark beyond the grace period.

Mandatory periodic inspection of e-scooters every 2 years

Registered e-scooters will be called up for mandatory periodic inspection (PI) before the end of every 2 years since their last inspection to ensure that they remain compliant with LTA's device criteria (no more than 20kg in weight, not exceeding 70cm in width, 25km/h in maximum motorised device speed, and UL2272 certified) for use on public paths. These inspections ensure that e-scooters used on public paths comply with the device criteria to minimise the risk of severe injury in the event of a collision and to safeguard fire risks to protect the owner, their families and everyone around.

 

The PI costs $30 (before GST) at STA Inspection centres and $28 (before GST) at JIC Inspection Services/VICOM, and will be paid for by owners. Owners will receive a notice from LTA informing them to bring their e-scooters for inspection at any of the 9 E-scooter Inspection Centres (EICs). Click here (PDF, 18kB) for the locations of the EICs.

 

Owners who fail to send their e-scooters for inspection by the deadline stated in the notice could have their e-scooters deregistered and face a fine of up to $1,000 and/or jailed up to 3 months, if convicted.

 

Please ensure that your e-scooter registration mark is affixed at the front or at the sides of your e-scooter stem, is upright, intact, unobscured and not void/damaged before presenting the e-scooter for inspection. Owners who require a replacement of the registration mark may do so at the EIC, when the e-scooters are presented for the PI1. Do note that a fee of $20 for the replacement of registration mark will be chargeable, and the registration number of the e-scooter will be changed.

 

Owners who require more time to present their e-scooter(s) for inspection or wish to know if the registration mark may be accepted for inspection may wish to write in to LTA_escooter_insp@lta.gov.sg at least one week before inspection deadline with more details.

 

E-scooters that do not pass the mandatory inspection due to non-compliance with the weight, width, speed and/or UL2272 certification requirement will be deregistered by LTA. Please note that it is an offence to ride a deregistered e-scooter on public paths.

 

1If your registration mark is missing but the UL2272 Certificate Mark is still present, please make a police report on the loss of your registration mark and proceed to have registration mark replaced during the PI. However, if your registration mark and UL2272 Certification Mark are not present, please make a police report on the loss of your registration mark. Thereafter, email LTA_escooter_insp@lta.gov.sg to request for a new registration mark, along with the police report, at least one week before your inspection due date.

Transferring your e-scooter You can transfer your registered e-scooter to another rider who is at least 16 years old.

Related digital services

Transfer E-scooter

 

Fabricate your Identification Mark

If your registration is successful, LTA will immediately inform you of the e-scooter's unique registration number.  You must fabricate and affix an Identification Mark with the registration number assigned by LTA onto your e-scooter within 3 calendar days of registration. Below is a list of some signcraft shops where you can fabricate the Identification Mark:

Signcraft Shops

The Identification Mark must conform with the following specifications:

Identification Mark Specifications

 

Affixing Identification Mark on your e-scooter

Announcement Shout-out

You must affix the Identification Mark on your e-scooter within 3 calendar days, after your registration is confirmed.

 

Your registered e-scooter must be affixed with an Identification Mark bearing the registration number according to the specifications.

The Identification Mark can be in the form of a self-adhesive sticker or a number plate which can be made at any signcraft shops.

Where to affix the Identification Mark?

The Identification Mark must be affixed either at the front or back of your e-scooter, and at a height of not more than 1.5m.

The Identification Mark must be affixed upright and all characters of the Identification Mark must be clearly visible from either at the front or back of your e-scooter.

If a number plate is used, it should be placed such that it will not pose safety concerns to the rider/other path users.

Please refer to illustration below on the suggested locations to affix the Identification Mark.

Suggested locations for Identification Mark placement

 

Transferring ownership of your e-scooter


If you are transferring ownership of your e-scooter, you must initiate the transfer process online within 7 calendar days of the e-scooter physically changing hands. The next owner has 5 calendar days to confirm the transfer or it will lapse and you will remain the registered owner.

Once the new owner confirms the transfer, he/she will have to pay a non-refundable transfer fee of $7.

Before you can start the transfer of your e-scooter, ensure that:

  • The next owner is at least 16 years old
  • Your e-scooter is registered

Registered e-scooters that are non-UL2272 certified cannot be transferred.


Steps to transfer ownership of your e-scooter

Step 1: The current owner initiates the transfer

Step 2: The next owner confirms the transfer

 

Deregistering your e-scooter


If you no longer wish to use your e-scooter, you may deregister it. There is no fee to deregister an e-scooter.

Log in with Singpass 2FA at onemotoring.lta.gov.sg > Digital Services > Deregister E-scooter.

Once you have deregistered your e-scooter, ensure it is not kept or used on any public paths.

Announcement Shout-out

Do not use a deregistered e-scooter on public paths.


Personal liability insurance


Consider protecting yourself from personal accident expenses and third-party injury claims by buying e-scooter insurance. Here are some products available on the market:

This list is not meant to be exhaustive, nor does it mean that LTA endorses or recommends these products. You should make your own assessment on the product that best meets your needs.

From 1 December 2020, all e-scooter riders who are riding on public paths during the course of work must be covered by an approved third-party liability insurance policy (TPLI) against third-party injury or death. If the company that employs or engages you does not provide a group TPLI cover, or purchase TPLI on your behalf, you will be required to purchase your own TPLI product that covers commercial riding.

The following TPLI products that cover riding for commercial purposes meet LTA's requirements for an approved policy: