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Food delivery services to seek alternatives as Singapore bans e-scooters from footpaths starting Nov 5

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Bloomberg11/4/2019 02:44 PM GMT+08  • 2 min read
Food delivery services to seek alternatives as Singapore bans e-scooters from footpaths starting Nov 5
(Nov 4): Singapore plans to ban electric scooters from riding on footpaths in the city-state, starting tomorrow, citing a string of injuries when motorised scooters have collided with pedestrians.
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(Nov 4): Singapore plans to ban electric scooters from riding on footpaths in the city-state, starting tomorrow, citing a string of injuries when motorised scooters have collided with pedestrians.

Singapore will fine people who ride their e-scooters on footpaths up to $2,000 or three months in jail or both, Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min said in Parliament Monday. The city state says it will operate in an advisory period until the end of this year before the new rule is more stringently carried out.

E-scooters have become a popular option for commuters in a city-state that’s one of the most expensive places in the world to own a car. With the cost of a Toyota Prius topping US$100,000 here, delivery companies and commuters have prompted a surge in demand.

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