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From 1 February 2019, all Personal Mobility Aids (PMAs) such as mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs will need to have a device maximum speed of 10km/h.
The authorities announced this regulation in September 2018 after receiving feedback that some retailers tried to market non-compliant e-scooters as mobility scooters. In order to safeguard those with genuine mobility issues and to prevent abuse and modification of mobility scooters, the authorities implemented this device criteria. In addition, a set of regulations and penalties governing retailers relating to sale and advertisement of PMAs where also introduced.
The regulations addressing where mobility scooters can be used remain unchanged. Mobility scooters can be used on pedestrian-only paths, footpaths, shared paths and cycling paths. You cannot ride a mobility scooter on the road.
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In addition, new regulations for Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) such as e-scooters will also be effective from 1 February 2019. These include:
1: speed limit for riding on footpaths will be lowered from 15km/h to 10km/h, to help reduce the risk of accidents;
2: cyclists to use helmets when riding on roads
3: active mobility device users to “stop and look” out for vehicles at road crossings. Motorists will also need to slow down and look out for pedestrians and active mobility users at road crossings