Rider spotted riding e-scooter in KPE!

CHARLES LEE  | 27th Jun 2017 | NEWS

To this rider, e-scootering along the park connector must have been boring affairs. Otherwise, why would he be taking his adrenalin rush to the next (but insane) level by cruising along the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) in the morning of last Friday (23 June)?

Captured on video from a taxi’s in-car dashboard camera, that e-scooter rider could be seen riding an electric scooter along the road shoulder of a stretch in the KPE tunnel. The video, which has been uploaded on the Roads.sg Facebook, has garnered over 25,000 views, with several netizens lashing out at the rider for his reckless and dangerous manoeuvre.

The 42-year-old taxi driver, who recorded the footage, said: “(It is) difficult to assess his speed as he was preparing to cut across the Upper Paya Lebar exit to continue his journey farther along the road shoulder.” He added: “I was going about 70 to 80kmh and he was slower than me.”

When contacted, the police said they were aware of the incident and they advised those with information to lodge a police report.

Under the Road Traffic Act, personal mobility devices (PMDs) such as skateboards, e-scooters and hoverboards are not allowed on roads. Those found riding PMDs and other “non-compliant vehicles” on the roads can expect a fine of up to $2,000 and a jail term of up to three months for the first offence. They can be fined up to $5,000 and jailed for six months for subsequent offences.

Check out the video footage at: https://www.facebook.com/Roads.sg/videos/1592970137402050/

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/person-seen-riding-e-scooter-in-kpe-tunnel

I was going about 70 to 80kmh and he was slower than me.