Ban e-scooters for pedestrians' safety.

Ban e-scooters for pedestrians' safety.

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Mike Ng started this petition to Mr Khaw Boon Wan (Minister for Transport, Singapore)


To : The Hon. Minister for Transport, Singapore, Mr.  Khaw Boon Wan. 

On behalf of all petitioners (myself included) I implore our Government through your good office to ban all PMDs particularly e-scooters.

To-date, there have been many reported accidents in Singapore involving e-scooters. Most of them were speeding. Some riders crashed into pedestrians and caused pedestrians to suffer serious falls. Other incidents involved cars knocking down e-scooters due to their (e-scooters) reckless riding and speeding. Even if the law limits e-scooters to 10kmh, there is no guarantee that our pedestrian footpaths will be safe. Even if they are made to display registration plates such plates are too small to take note of. Also, LTA enforcement personnel cannot be everywhere, everytime to monitor errant e-scooter riders. In fact, e-scooters riders are a danger to themselves. Usually they are not able to brake their e-scooters  in time to avoid collisions. 

E-scooterists  are not insured and they are not required by law to insure their victims. This will cause heavy medical expenses for their victims and families should they cause serious accidents. Furthermore, allowing e-scooters on our  pedestrian footpaths and roads do not serve our national "first mile-last mile" initiative. Worse still, e-scooters have proven to be potential killing machines which can spring out of nowhere (usually) to victimise pedestrians. With our ageing population on the rise this call to ban e-scooters is even more urgent.

Ironically, major cities in China (where these e-scooters are made and imported from) have already banned e-scooters. See link: 
http://m.chinadaily.com.cn/en/2016-08/29/content_26634488.htm

E-scooters may be a convenient form of transportation for a few people but they endanger the lives of the majority of people particularly our elderly pedestrians. Such accidents lead to needless, costly medical expenses and unnecessary, cruel incapacitation of our seniors folks and other citizens! 

We want a safe environment for all Singaporeans to walk freely on footpaths free from harm and without fear. 

Let us hope that our government will heed our call to make our footpaths safe once more by banning e-scooters in Singapore. 

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