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, the Land Transport Authority has prohibited the riding of e-scooters on all footpaths. Henceforth, e-scooters can only be ridden on cycling paths. The current policy of disallowing personal mobility devices (PMDs) 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 on cycling paths. Non-UL2272 certified e-scooters that have been registered with LTA have been automatically deregistered. Non-UL2272 certified motorised PMDs are fire risk, and should be properly and safely disposed of.
Click here for more information.
|Mandatory inspection of e-scooters registered before April 2020||
LTA will schedule mandatory inspection for e-scooters which were registered before April 2020 and declared as compliant with LTA's device criteria (no more than 20kg in weight, 70cm in width, 25km/h in maximum speed, and UL2272 certification). This first-time inspection will be at no cost to these 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) island-wide. Click here (PDF, 18kB) for the locations of the EICs.
Those 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, not obscured and not void/damaged before presenting for inspection. E-scooters with missing/invalid registration mark will be barred from inspection. Owners who require a replacement of the registration mark for their e-scooter may wish to submit a request via www.lta.gov.sg/feedback with more details1 and schedule an appointment with LTA for the registration mark. 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 may wish to write in to LTA_escooter_insp@lta.gov.sg with more details.
E-scooters that do not pass the mandatory inspection due to non-compliance with the weight, width, speed or UL2272 certification requirement will be deregistered by LTA.
Registered e-scooters will be called up for inspection every 2 years to ensure that they remain compliant and are not illegally modified.
1If your registration mark is damaged, please provide a photograph of the damaged registration mark to LTA for assessment, the registered owner's full name and the last 4 characters of the Singapore NRIC/Employment Immigration Pass Card (e.g. 321A).
If your registration mark is missing, please make a police report on the loss of your registration mark first, followed by providing LTA with the e-scooter registration number, registration owner's full name and the last 4 characters of the Singapore NRIC/Employment Immigration Pass Card (e.g. 321A).
|Mandatory inspection and registration of new e-scooters from April 2020||
From April 2020, all new e-scooters will be 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.
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.
|Transferring your e-scooter||You can transfer your registered e-scooter to another rider who is at least 16 years old.|
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