The Land Transport Authority (LTA) conducted enforcement operations over this past weekend on errant users of personal mobility devices (PMDs).
According to a post on its Facebook page, on Saturday night alone, they found 16 offences.
Of this, 10 PMDs were impounded, includng six where they were found to have been used on the roads.
The LTA's enforcement actions are timely. The number of PMD users are growing.
Not all of these drivers are responsible, and can be a hazard on the road.
However this is not sufficient.
There must be more done to regulate these PMD users. One way to encourage more responsible use is for the riders to go through modules on safe use of the PMDs. Another way to regulate them is for mandatory licencing.
The status quo cannot remain.