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Why you can't ride these electric scooters in S'pore

MOTORISED MENACE? An electric kick scooter user waiting at a pedestrian crossing.
MOTORISED MENACE? Users vouch for the e-scooter's portability and convenience.
NABBED: An electric kick scooter user stopped by a traffic police officer earlier this month.

Users say it is the "perfect solution to transport woes in Singapore".

Distributors and retailers say sales figures have rocketed since their introduction late last year.

Experts say its portability and convenience makes it a solution to the "last mile problem".

What is it? It's a kick scooter that doesn't need a kick to move. Known as an electric kick scooter, or e-scooter, these gadgets are becoming popular in Singapore and distributors say the market has tripled in size. But these scooters are not legal to use on our roads or pavements. Why?

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 22.

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Park and no ride

E-scooter users can be fined, jailed for riding on public roads, pavements

WARNING: A screengrab from the Big Wheel Scooters Singapore Facebook page showing a sign in Bishan Park.
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