Look at the interest of all parties, and not personal interest only

Someone accused me of supporting the use of PMD because I and my family member do not use the footpaths.

Why should this person make an unfounded accusation or be personal in giving his views?

I use the footpaths every day. So does two of my grandchildren who walk to school.

Anyway, I do not give my views based on personal interests. I am able to see the perspective of other people, and not only my own, in coming to my decision.

I have seen many PMD riders use their gadgets responsibly. Why should they be penalized?

I am sure that some riders are irresponsible. I prefer that they be dealt with severely, and maybe sent to jail. I also like to see them banned.

Someone asked – how can these irresponsible riders be stopped? The answer is – more enforcement officers. We need these officers to implement the ban, right? We can use the same officers to monitor the speeding. It is not difficult.

Why not create jobs for locals to be enforcement officers?

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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  • TruBlu:

    Yes,why not?
    Mr Tan,you can apply to LTA as ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.

    Maybe you can help nab speedsters?

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  • True Love:

    So what you use the footpaths every day and also your grandchildren who walk to school? I have a car and don’t use the footpaths, so are my grandchildren. But I still care for your grandchildren. Not you of course.

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  • ta kin lian, pea brained:

    the problem is speeding.

    let us educate you. a faster moving mass means greater impact.

    greater impact means more severe injury.

    let one of these hit you for once and then you come back and tell us if it is still not wrong to ban them.

    walk in the shoes of those injured or killed for one incident. zero chance you remain so self righteous as you are now.

    stop being pea brained. from experience, this removal of small brain aka pea brain can only happen if you think big such as helping tostack chairs in PSP meetings in OPPO rallies, if they want you since in all conclusions you can’t even stack them right.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Tan Kin Lian

    IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE ANYONE else outside your own circle (family, friends and business associates etc) know your family, their living habits, shared public space etc, let alone concluding that you and your family do not use footpaths!

    Tan Kin Lian:Someone accused me of supporting the use of PMD because I and my family member do not use the footpaths

    Singapore is so compact and so ubiquitous of pathways which all car drivers must use at some point in time. Everyone knows this.

    SO IT IS LAUGHABLE YOU EVEN TAKE HIM OR HER SERIOUSLY.

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  • Darth Vader:

    Why, feeling butthurt again at all the brickbats you keep receiving tkl? OUTSTANDING!!!! Ever heard of the old saying “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen” tkl? It’s ENTIRELY YOUR OWN FAULT you keep getting slammed okay, so STOP WHINING and just STFU & GO AWAY!!!! YOU YOURSELF choose to go into politics, and YOU YOURSELF choose to post articles here! And guess what? I’ve said it time and again: NOBODY WOULD SLAM YOU IF YOU POST SENSIBLE ARTICLES! But WHAT do you do? Instead of posting sense, you post ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT!!!!

    So WHAT did you do wrong this time? Well, for starters, while there’s nothing wrong with speaking up for PMD users, especially food deliverymen who depend on it to earn a living, in your case you ONLY spoke up for them AFTER seeing how angry they became after their livelihoods were affected by the pap’s knee-jerk reaction!

    In case you forgot, or choose not to reveal it to the public, you ORIGINALLY were IN FAVOR OF THE BAN!!!! Don’t remember this tkl? Didn’t you post an article titled “How to travel the last mile” where you said that after losing weight, you found it easy to walk a mile and in only 12 minutes, and said everyone should do the same. Oh, and you even said that food deliverymen should use motorbikes instead of PMDs in your article. So don’t act as their champion now, not after saying such insensitive things and not apologizing for it, let alone admitting you were wrong!!!!

    For everyone else here, ask yourselves this question: can you REALLY trust tkl when he clearly bends wherever the wind blows? Think he’ll REALLY speak up for you when there are several sides to an issue as there usually are, or would he support whichever side happens to be more vociferous at the moment?

    As for you tkl, STOP WHINING AND TAKE ALL YOUR BRICKBATS LIKE A MAN, OR STOP POSTING AT ALL IF YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH ABOUT PEOPLE’S OPINIONS OF YOU AND THE CRAP YOU POST!!!!

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  • 90s incident:

    the solution is to implement devices that have a speed stop for regular users.simple as that..

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  • Harder Truths:

    There is a reason why pedestrisns and vehicles do not mix. This is why we have roads and footpaths. And why other countries are smart enough to know the difference.

    Does not matter who is responsible or not, there will be accidents and deaths.

    Government always wants to be smart and boast they can do something other countries cannot. Whether you suffer or not is not important. Just so they can talk big.

    Will not help you at the funeral.

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  • enforcement officers?:

    Issue summons and collect fines as well ?

    Impose Parking tickets as well ?

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  • some clowns:

    Some clowns approved and legalized the use of PMDs without first study the consequences from other countries!! Now that problems arise caused by the usage of such PMDs, the clowns are still flapping the pages to see what is the correct and best ways to go about solving the problems!! Meanwhile, we just hope no further serious accidents happen because of some stupid riders and careless owners who charge their PMDs!!

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  • opposition dude:

    It’s funny that Mr Tan says “I am able to see the perspective of other people, and not only my own, in coming to my decision.”. It’s even ironic to be honest.

    We all remember how Mr Tan’s great idea of rationalising bus routes went didn’t we? Every bus service should connect to an MRT station. Which also means you can say goodbye to your buses going to places directly, you die die must take the bus to an MRT station to get to wherever you want to go.

    Did Mr Tan see this issue from OUR perspective back then? When he got hantam’ed online he got defensive and said people were rude.

    Mr Tan, has it not occured to you that you may have a good idea IN THEORY but it fails when you even try to implement it? And do you know why it failed Mr Tan?

    Because you aren’t actually a frequent bus traveller nor use it during peak hours that’s why! You never bothered to look at the issues which may arise from your great bus rationalising plan and instead just proposed it without thinking about ANY disadvantages it may cause.

    Mr Tan, you are exactly like how those booksmart scholars are, good ideas in theory but which never work in the real world.

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  • From Above:

    Be careful of those who always talk about how good they are and how altruistic he is. Dangerous. He is actually eating you up from behind!! Keep away for your own good. He is not actually trying to help society but to sow discord. He will be judged by God.

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  • Heaven Got Eyes:

    Be careful of those who always talk about how good they are and how altruistic he is. Dangerous. He is actually eating you up from behind!!

    Keep away for your own good. He is not actually trying to help society but to sow discord. He will be judged by God.

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  • Heaven Got Eyes:

    A good person will high light on the dangers of PMDs and also to pedestrians to watch out for own safety AND tell PMDs users to be more cautious. Instead he uses his own family as an example for own selfish end to divide society. Remember his article about divisions and ask Singaporeans to unite? Doesn’t this shows his hypocrisy?

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  • PMD should be banned:

    PMDs should be banned because Singaporeans do not have the discipline to use them safely. This goes with being “daft” as stated by LKY.

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  • Singkee por:

    90s incident:
    the solution is to implement devices that have a speed stop for regular users.simple as that..

    Hope PAP is honest and wont copy your idea.
    Theyare overpaid extremely to do the job already.

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  • Pedestrian Safety First:

    “The interests of all” include the safety of pedestrians on foot, handicapped on wheel-chairs, old people, children, infants on strollers, joggers, etc.

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  • trublu:

    TKL,i am oso not against PMD-SUERS.
    BUT I AM STRONGLY AGAINST THEM USING TIGHT FOOTWAYS WHICH IS BARELY 5 FEET ,SOMETIMES LESS???

    ACCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED,ITS JUST NOT YOUR GRAND-KIDS MAH?
    if your grand-kids kena knocked seriously,what would you then say?

    THE PMD-ON-FOOTWAY POLICY IS WRONG IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!
    POOR POLICY CONCEPTION AND LAGI POOR IMPLEMENTATION WITH ZERO MONITORING!

    WHO GOT PROMOTED TO MINISTER FOR THIS TYPE OF POLICY-MAKING?
    PLS DEMOTE THEM,PLEASE!

    MAKE SURE INFRA-STRUCTURES ARE READY,THEN ALLOW PMD AGAIN.
    ELSE,PMD-USERS /OWNERS,GO SCREW THAT MINISTER/SCHOLAR FOR FARKING YOU GUYS UP SO BADLY!

    LAST TIME NO PMD ON FOOTWAY,HOW CAN OK?

    NOW,MUST INSIST ON FOOTWAY,WHY?

    GO FARK THE MINISTER/SCHOLARS,DONT BASH OTHER SGS WHO JUST WANT THEIR FOOTWAY TO BE FOOTWAYS AND SAFE AGAIN.OK?

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