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LTA Regulations on Personal Mobility Aids (PMA)

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LTA Regulations on Personal Mobility Aids (PMA)

There are some new diagrams available from the LTA website, which explain more clearly the rules regarding Personal Mobility Aids (PMA), such as mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs. Please see relevant link below:

https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltaweb/en/walk-cycle-ride/rules-and-code-of-conduct.html

In the first diagram above, you can see that both motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters are classified as "Personal Mobility Aids".

The most IMPORTANT distinction to note is that "mobility scooters" are those designed for the elderly and handicapped. They are often confused with "electric scooters" or "e-scooters" which generally refer to fast-moving 2-wheeled scooters which can go as fast as to 25 km/h. 

Therefore regulations applicable to mobility scooters are, as shown in the diagram below (also available from LTA link above), are:

  • Maximum Unladen Weight: NO RESTRICTION
  • Maximum Device Width: NO RESTRICTION
  • Maximum Device Speed: 10 km/h

LTA Warning Notice for Personal Mobility Aids (PMA)

Accordingly, some of the regulations applicable to e-scooters DO NOT APPLY to mobility scooters. These include:

  • UL2272 Certification: DOES NOT APPLY
  • Device registration with LTA: DOES NOT APPLY

For further clarifications, please feel free to contact us, or to contact LTA directly.

 

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