From 2nd January, if you have a personal mobility device (PMD), you will need to register officially with LTA. However, not all PMDs are affected. Here are a few things that you need to take note.
What is this Registration?
Due to many incidences relating to PMDs (especially e-scooters), the Singapore Government has set a rule to register PMDs.
“From 2 January 2019, owners of electric scooters (e-scooters) can register their devices online or at any Post Office (except Thomson and Whampoa Post Offices).”Source: https://www.onemotoring.com.sg/content/onemotoring/home/buying/vehicle-types-and-registrations/E-Scooters.html
S$20 registration fee is required for every registration. From now till end-March 2019, if you register online or through Post Office, you will be exempted the registration fee.
How to Check if you Need to Register?
All motorized personal mobility devices with handlebars must be registered. However, you must ensure that they fit the requirements.
Only e-scooters that meet the following criteria can be registered and used on public paths:
- Maximum device unladen weight of 20 kg;
- Maximum device width of 70 cm; and
- Maximum device speed of 25km/h.
How to Check if Yours is Within the Requirement?
Basically, you have to judge yourself during the registration and declare accordingly. If you made false declaration during the registration, here is what you might get: –
“If there are false declarations, the registration of the e-scooter could be cancelled and the registration fee forfeited. Offenders can be fined up to $5,000 and/or face an imprisonment up to 12 months. If a non-compliant e-scooter is used on public paths and roads, it could be impounded, seized and forfeited.”Source: https://www.onemotoring.com.sg/content/onemotoring/home/buying/vehicle-types-and-registrations/E-Scooters.html
What Else You Need to Know?
Apart from the 3 basic criterias to register your PMDs, you will also need to declare if your PMD is UL2272 certified.
“The UL2272 standard specifies a set of safety requirements covering the electrical drive train system including the battery system, other circuitry and electrical components of motorised PMDs such as e-scooters. We will require all motorised PMDs to be certified to the UL2272 standard to improve public safety and address the risk of fire incidents involving motorised PMDs.”Source: https://www.lta.gov.sg/data/apps/news/press/2018/20181212_E-scooter_registration_process_AnnexA.pdf
If your PMD is not UL2272 certified, you can still register and ride it until end-December 2020. Note that it will be de-registered automatically from 1st Jan 2021.
“Upon registration, owners will be required to declare if their device is certified to the UL2272 standard. ExistingSource: https://www.lta.gov.sg/data/apps/news/press/2018/20181212_E-scooter_registration_process_AnnexA.pdf
non-UL2272 certified e-scooters can be registered as long as they were purchased before 1 July 2019. Owners can continue using these registered non-UL2272 certified e-scooters on public paths until 31 December 2020. These registered non-UL2272 certified e-scooters will be automatically deregistered on 1 January 2021, when non-UL2272 certified e-scooters are no longer allowed to be used on public paths.”
How to Check If Your PMD is UL2272 Certified?
You can check the sticker on your PMD. If you have any of these stickers on your PMD, you are “safe”.
However, do not take my words for granted. Follow the link below for full details.
So, I guess by now, you should already know if you need to register your PMD or not. Here is the online link to register your PMD.
Do remember that you have to log-in to OneMotoring before you can proceed with the registration. Here are the steps and requirements when you register.
Log in to www.onemotoring.com.sg/escooter with your SingPass or CorpPass 2FA, and have the following ready:
- Make/model of your e-scooter, as well as its specifications (i.e. presence of seat(s), number of wheels, colour of e-scooter)
- Softcopy colour photograph of your e-scooter (max. upload file size: 5MB)
- Soft copy colour photograph of the certification mark on your e-scooter if it is UL2272 certified (max. upload file size 5MB)
- e-NETS (Internet Banking Account with Citibank, DBS/POSB, OCBC/Plus!, Standard Chartered Bank or UOB) or credit/debit card (VISA or MasterCard only) to make payment for the $20 registration fee (waived if you registered from 2 January to 31 March 2019)
Apply in person at any Post Office (only from 2 January to 30 June 2019)
Bring along the following:
- A completed copy of the registration form (Form PMD01)
- Identification document (original NRIC/FIN for individuals, printout of ACRA business profile for businesses)
- Hardcopy photograph of your e-scooter
- Hardcopy photograph of the UL2272 certification mark on your e-scooter (if your e-scooter is UL2272-certified)
- Registration fee of $20 by cash or NETS (waived if you register from 2 January to 31 March 2019)
Note: Registration is not available at Thomson and Whampoa Post Offices.
What You Need to Do After Registering Your PMD?
When you are done registrating your PMD, you need to do these.
- After registering, you will receive a Registration Mark bearing a unique registration number assigned by LTA.
- Fabricate an Identification Mark bearing the registration number.
- Affix the LTA Registration Mark and the Identification Mark on your e-scooter within 14 calendar days after registration.
That is it. Hope that helps to get your PMD register smoothly.