HARSHER PUNISHMENTS FOR FLOUTING E-SCOOTER FOOTPATH BAN
Electric scooters have been banned from footpaths since Nov 5.
Until the end of today, errant users will be given warnings as part of an advisory period to allow riders to adjust to the new regulations.
However, the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) “zero-tolerance” approach kicks in when the new year begins.
From Jan 1, 2020, those caught riding an e-scooter on footpaths will be liable for a fine of up to S$2,000 and/or jail of up to three months.
Food delivery riders who relied on the machines had an option to trade in their e-scooters for cash that ended on Dec 31.
With the move, e-scooter sightings when out and about will likely become rarer.