PPP: Policy Views on Use of Personal Mobile Devices (PMD)

1) In view of the unprecedented social uproar on the ban of E-Scooters from footpath which has become very divisive socially, People’s Power Party see the need to present our Policy Views and Proposal of Solutions to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

2) First, we must recognize that PMD will be a valuable technological trend which will contribute to the efficiency and diversity in our modern daily mobility needs. This is especially so when Singapore is a city state whereby short distance travel could be supplemented by the use of PMD which will be cleaner, more efficient and effective.

3) Thus a Total Permanent Ban on the use of PMD in our city would be not be a good move for our city state.

4) We must also recognize the fact that there are a number of incidents involving PMDs or E-scooters which created injuries and at times, unfortunate fatal ones.

5) However, we feel that such incidents could be eradicated or minimize greatly if a proper Ecosystem for PMD usage is created, which will include proper infrastructure with signage, training programs and regulations.

6) It is the Government’s responsibility to set up a proper Ecosystem for PMD. Proper infrastructure of pathway specifically for PMDs should be built in residential estates which will have higher competing usage from residents/pedestrians and PMD users. These should include proper signage to guide PMD users with speed limits and dismount points at cross junctions etc.

7) A proper licensing system which include training sessions should be created for PMD users. We note that many cyclists and PMD users do not have basic knowledge of road usage. They should be empowered with such knowledge and training.

8) An age limit, preferably set at 16 years old, should be implemented.

9) A demerit point system similar to drivers of vehicles should be implemented as well.

10) Regulation on the types of PMDs on sale in Singapore should be implemented, just like motor vehicles.

11) For the interim, a temporary ban of usage of footpath could be implemented on non-food-delivery users until the whole proper Ecosystem is set up proper.

10) For food-delivery PMD users, instead of working with the food delivery service companies to push their workers to use electric-bicycles which will create even more dangerous problems to them as well as drivers on the road, the government should set up training workshop and proper licensing and regulatory system with this group of users. After attending proper training workshop, they should be licensed and allowed to use the footpath for their daily work.

11) Other private users who wish to be licensed to use the footpath, should be allowed to attend the training workshop as well.

12) We need to create properly trained users and whole Ecosystem instead of putting a blanket ban on potentially beneficial use of technology in our daily lives.

13) We would urge the PAP government to divert that $7 million grant to food delivery PMD users which solve nothing but create more dangerous problem into building up the whole Ecosystem for PMD usage. Start with the Accredited Training Workshop for a start.

14) More money should be invested into the infrastructure, focusing on HDB housing estates for a start.

We believe that this is only effective and beneficial way forward for Singapore. We are here to SOLVE problems, not BAN problems.

 

Goh Meng Seng
Secretary General
on Behalf of People’s Power Party

 

 

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18 Responses to “PPP: Policy Views on Use of Personal Mobile Devices (PMD)”

  • Asd:

    Resident in sg cannot talk in GRC ? Must be PR then can ?

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  • HDB flats depreciate to ZERO:

    “Ban” PAP instead during the coming GE. VTO.

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  • mike:

    Very simple.

    Minimum pedestrian path width 2.5m to 3.5m and construct Bicycle and PMD lane. Period.

    Cannot? Vote for the party that say CAN.

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  • Overpopulated. Simple.:

    The simple reason is that Singapore is over-populated. But those so-called leaders want 10 million people.

    In the very near future, there will be auto-drivers, flying taxis, drone delivery, people with exo-skeletons. You get “enhanced” people and strange vehicles coming at you from all directions, even from the air.

    With 10 million people on this tiny red dot? If you support this, you are asking for deep trouble.

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  • tan kin lian pea brained:

    gms is a opportunist, but the worst kind since he attacks OPPO when he should unite with OPPO.

    even so as long as gms fights pap in staright fight in our area we give gms the votes even though s*ake.

    but if 3 corner fight, then, too bad. our votes go to WP SDP PSP and any such but not PPP since gms is PPP.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20:

    Hello GMS of Pui Pui Party,
    You are just a attention seeker, you have no minister material.

    You will never get paid millions like my master PAP minister.

    So, good try and you will never succeed.

    Nobody will vote for Pui Pui Party.

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20
    Majullah PAP, PAP Huat, Huat, Huat ah
    Vote PAP to give PAP 9% pay rise with 9% GST

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  • UniQ:

    mike:
    Very simple.

    Minimum pedestrian path width 2.5m to 3.5m and construct Bicycle and PMD lane. Period.

    Cannot? Vote for the party that say CAN.

    KNN, me and wife have to step into the planted ground to siam 7 mountain bikes speeding thru a walking path barley 1.5 meters last weekend at Bukit Panjang !!

    Tell me where got rules ? Knock down is your own business !! see doctor at your own cost. The gahmen protects you ?

    MY FOOT !!

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  • Change We Must:

    The government must treat PMDs like any vehicle on the road. Footpaths are for pedestrians period. Roads are for motor vehicles.

    So what is left for PMDs, the government has the responsibility to build infrastructures for PMDs and bicycles.KBW is the infrastructure minister, do something about it.They have to pass highway code and obtain license to operate. They have to pay road tax and buy insurance coverage

    The fastest way now is to use a lane on every road to cater for PMDs and bicycles.

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  • mike:

    Actually is not even 1.5m … it is mostly a mere 1.2m since 1970s!
    And that is the width for the storm water long kang running below!

    Increase population but never increase width of footpaths;
    Increase climate changes and more 50yrs type flood but never increase size of storm water drainage…. so funny one, only increase ministars pay and increase GST (((>.<)))

    UniQ: KNN, me and wife have to step into the planted ground to siam 7 mountain bikes speeding thru a walking path barley 1.5 meters last weekend at Bukit Panjang !!

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  • vincent tan:

    pui ! gms tremeritus is not ppp notice board lah
    pui!pui! you shouldn’t have post this as your party manifesto
    trying to beat wp sdp psp and all other oppo parties in
    pmd fiasco.
    pui!pui!pui! people power party is purely
    >>>>> opportunistic preying on people’s misfortune <<<<<
    as a CCKgrc voter I advise you submissively merge
    with more reputable oppo da ge outfit to increase
    yourself/ppp candidates chances this
    coming GE
    You Cannot Walk Alone

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  • vincent tan:

    and
    You Should Not Walk Alone

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  • mainstream = pap states times:

    tan kin lian pea brained:
    gms is a opportunist, but the worst kind since he attacks OPPO when he should unite with OPPO.

    even so as long as gms fights pap in staright fight in our area we give gms the votes even though s*ake.

    but if 3 corner fight, then, too bad. our votes go to WP SDP PSP and any such but not PPP since gms is PPP.

    Very well said. Agree.

    GMS or whatever he calls himself is an opportunistic s*ake for sure.

    Same as pap. But as long as not in pap logo, and fights straight with pap, can lah. Otherwise, cannot lah.

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  • TruBlu:

    FOOTways are for people to walk safely.
    Having PMDs on footways is not correct n make life more stressful.

    One cannot walk leisurely on the footway anymore?
    Us this still a FOOTway?

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  • Yaumeng:

    Got app.to detect incoming pmd or crows.heading

    At you.?

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  • Harder Truths:

    Mr Goh

    You are dealing with third -world Asians. Does not matter if they live in a city like $G – this is what $G citizens are.

    Asian mentality is ‘kill or be killed’ or ‘you die your business’. Don’t waste your time talking.

    Just put the law in place and deal with offenders. It is either them or us.

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  • HSK buay zai?:

    Is it true that a delivery guy on PAB was killed or injured in accident recently? PAB means power assisted bicycle.

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  • George:

    Khaw BW and Tan CJ do not care for Singaporeans or PMDs, VOTE THEM OUT !

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  • Insurance premium up 50% !!!:

    mainstream = pap states times:

    GMS or whatever he calls himself is an opportunistic s*ake for sure.

    Same as pap. But as long as not in pap logo, and fights straight with pap, can lah. Otherwise, cannot lah.

    Hey buddy,
    ANY ONE AGAINST PAP , I WILL VOTE. GET IT ?
    EVEN A PIG OR DOG OR WORM run for GE against PAP I will vote that PIG, DOG or Worm. Get it ?

    So if you go against me, I am dead against you.

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