LTA: More than 700 warned for unsafe riding, cycling
Over 700 cyclists and personal mobility device (PMD) users have been warned for unsafe riding by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) since May.
The LTA, which launched its Active Mobility Enforcement team then, has conducted over 400 enforcement operations so far, it said in a press statement yesterday.
Instances of reckless behaviour include riding power-assisted bicycles on footpaths, cycling at night without bike lights, which poses a danger to other users, and failing to give way to pedestrians.
At present, the enforcement focuses on "hot spots" - where there is high interaction between cyclists, PMD users and pedestrians - and only issuing advisories to reckless riders and distributing brochures on safe riding.
Legislative changes that will give LTA officers powers to issue fines have not been passed into law. These are likely to be brought before Parliament before the end of the year.
The changes will allow the use of bicycles and PMDs on footpaths as part of a move to encourage the use of these devices for short trips.
Yesterday morning, LTA officers conducted an enforcement blitz in Taman Jurong, together with the Traffic Police. Besides giving out brochures, the officers also checked e-bikes for illegal modifications.