How much more fatalities are needed before this incompetent government takes action on PMDs?

Another two PMD-related fires happened yesterday – Two people were hospitalised, 40 more were evacuated and at least one HDB unit was badly razed.

Statistics have shown that between Jan and June this year, there were 54 cases of PMD-related fires, more than double from the 24 cases for the same period last year.

My emotional being sympathies with all those who were affected by the two fires but my rational being arrived at a different conclusion. To the owners of those two PMDs and their families, I say it serves you right!

By now, it is clear to many people that 1) irresponsible riding behaviour of PMD riders, and 2) the fire hazards posed by the charging of unauthorised PMD models far outweigh any seductive arguments for a ‘car-lite society’ or for the benefit of the food delivery services.

Singapore is not ready for the encouragement of PMD usage. Our infrastructure for the safe usage of PMDs are lacking – regulations such as the compulsory highway code test are non existent while insurance coverage of PMD riders are non-mandatory.

Given so, it is irresponsible of the government to allow the riding of PMDs on our roads, often posing clear and present dangers to the riders themselves and other road users as well. PMD-related fatalities are also not uncommon.

I consider all these the hallmark of an incompetent and weak government and nothing can be clearer.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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18 Responses to “How much more fatalities are needed before this incompetent government takes action on PMDs?”

  • All lies:

    PMD for so many years, and long ago, you don’t hear such fire news.

    Other than PMD lithium battery, why handphone portable battery chargers from china didn’t catch fire? must only be PMD?

    So check the POFMA Act because now the $100 trade for your few thousand PMD are in place.

    Don’t blame anyone for thinking like this, ever since MiloIndianCumMalay and the creation of POFMA, I don’t believe anything they say, anymore.

    Can it be said that, any leaders exempted from telling you the truths are liars?

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  • vincent tan:

    No.33 Lorong 19 Geylang … interesting address
    looks like illegal rental to likely illegal aliens
    illegally overcharging illegally purchased PMDs
    not surprised the 40 evacuated/hurt are mostly
    aliens too.
    Can someone shed light how many past 100 cases of fire
    on pmds are alien-cause.?
    should be majority…

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  • Singapore Fooled Again n Again:

    Actually is not how many more facilities before strong action needed. Life is very cheap in SG. A few die here and there due to accidents, but thousands of foreigners are queuing up at Immigration to get their blue and then pink I/C.

    Maybe 10 die, another few hundreds of new citizens added to the population instantly

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  • Darth Vader:

    Simon oh Simon, you STILL don’t get it do you? The reason WHY the pap is doing nothing is simply because super wealthy people aren’t affected by this. So far ALL the fires occurred in HDB flats populated by average Singaporeans. Unless and until a millionaire’s child is injured by am exploding PMD battery, DON’T expect them to do anything. But if and when this DOES happen, watch all hell break loose when they crack down on importers of PMDs. But until then, as netizens here always say: you die your problem…

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  • PMD is the future:

    Safest on the road.

    The sooner you accept it the better.

    Keith G

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  • a PG:

    The banning of pmd issue in Sinkieland is overdue. The $$$millionaire politicians and their master are half-hearted and undecided what to do. The banning of chewing gum is so quick and easy but pmds which cause injuries and even death to inoocent ppl. They also cause fires and damages to their neighbouring flats & common areas, but the G is marking times, and still collecting $$$millions and year end bonuses of multiple months.

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  • Harder Truths:

    So few PMD’s…. so many pappy voters……

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  • HDB flats depreciate to ZERO:

    All of the PMD problems are foreseeable but PAP is reactive instead of proactive. That is why Singapore needs REGIME CHANGE. VTO.

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  • Empress Dowager Cixi:

    Simon is becoming more like TKL. Swine fever is contagious.
    This pig need to be ‘culled’

    Darth Vader: Simon oh Simon, you STILL don’t get it do you?

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  • Asd:

    Dare ban chewing gum but don’t dare ban PMD with death statistic or is it the death statistic is not high enough ? All waiting because KSKS don’t dare decide ?

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  • Bapak:

    Suddenly, a lot of IBs around.

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  • Jman:

    So many PMD riders behave like wild monkeys.

    So many young punks getting their first set of wheels in the form of high powered PMDs, and take their girlfriends on high speed joy rides in parks at night, at times without any lights on. These are electric powered, so they appear out of nowhere, you don’t hear them, and you only hear the whiz when they fly by.

    They should be made to take a traffic regulations test, and riders should be licensed also.

    This is a sure sign the Govt is hesitant and held hostage to public opinion (at least a little). Hopefully they can summon enough courage to regulate these after the next GE.

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  • Zzzz:

    Actually the problem is the people who ride PMD.
    Why hasn’t such problems surface in countries like Germany? PMDs are out for rental in public places.
    Because people there are responsible and truly considerate.
    You can’t have PMDs in Singapore, much like you don’t build male and female toilets with a common basin area in India.
    Singapore is 3rd world.

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  • WangJing Production:

    Whole house burnt down but the Tyre must stay intact.

    KNN, must be WangJing Production.

    I’m not endorsing “fakes” regardless how I hate those inconsiderate riders. It’s no wonder they became so bold to fool all with the MiloIndianCumMalay and could be many more unseen for now.

    Sinkies deserve to be replaced by mangalan and cecan.

    All lies:
    PMD for so many years, and long ago, you don’t hear such fire news.

    Other than PMD lithium battery, why handphone portable battery chargers from china didn’t catch fire? must only be PMD?

    So check the POFMA Act because now the $100 trade for your few thousand PMD are in place.

    Don’t blame anyone for thinking like this, ever since MiloIndianCumMalay and the creation of POFMA, I don’t believe anything they say, anymore.

    Can it be said that, any leaders exempted from telling you the truths are liars?

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  • Sinkie:

    Reminds of the phrase “Nero fiddled while Rome burned . . .”

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  • Ground 0:

    PMDs shud be banned in a crowded tiny city like ours.

    PMD users selfish.

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  • of civility and ownership:

    //Actually the problem is the people who ride PMD.
    Why hasn’t such problems surface in countries like Germany? PMDs are out for rental in public places.//

    sense of civility and ownership ? is it the people here treat sinkie land like a hotel ?

    when the culture of your own daft sinkies has not stabilized to a good state yet, then white idiots and gang acting too smart has this 6.9m or 10m open-leg policy (mostly from chat-ba-lang areas) to make it more masala and spicy and making sinkie land even more congested lor ?

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  • all bulls:

    When an animal was mistreated, one very important clown, jumped out from nowhere and made a very big fuss over the issue!
    But when so many lives have lost due to the legalization and approved use of PMDs, this same clown got his balls stuck in his throat!!

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