FAQ for LTA Regulations and Approval
FAQ for PMD
1)Are PMDs legal?
To use Personal mobility devices (PMD) and Power assisted bikes (PAB), there are certain rules and regulations that we have to comply by to be able to use them safely and properly.
PMDs refer to devices such as kick-scooters, electric scooters, hoverboards, unicycles etc. *Motorized PMD is not allowed on footpath.
PMAs refer to devices such as wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs or mobility scooters which are designed to carry an individual who is unable to walk or has walking difficulties.
All bicycles, PMDs and PABs have to meet the device criteria of maximum weight of 20kg, maximum width of 70cm and maximum capped speed of 25km/h to be used on public paths.
All of our bicycles, PMD's and PAB's are all LTA approved and are legal for use in Singapore, but safe use will still count on an individual's actions.
Devices such as bicycles, personal mobility devices (PMDs) and power-assisted bicycles (PABs) must adhere to the device criteria as below before they can be used on public paths.
Note that all power-assisted bicycles (PABs) must be sealed with LTA approval seal. The PABs that we sell are all sealed with the LTA approval seal
2) How does UL2272 affect us?
UL2272 is a safety certification for electrical and fire safety, issued by UL a company based in the USA.
In September 2018, LTA requires electric scooters and Personal Mobility Devices (PMD) sold from July 2019 to comply with the UL2272.
In Singapore customers who own uncertified devices can continue to use them until the end of 2020, but from 2021, only certified devices that comply with UL2272 can be used legally.