The government of Singapore has banned to ride the Segways on city sidewalks, reports The Straits Times.
The ban is associated with an increased number of accidents with pedestrians.
Owners of low-speed mode of transport travelled on bike paths and dedicated lines for running that run through the parks of Singapore. The maximum penalty for violation — a fine of up to $2,000 and imprisonment of up to three months. Local authorities admitted that the decision was difficult.
“But it is a necessary step for pedestrians, so they could again feel safe in public places. At the same time, we allow ourselves to develop the infrastructure for Cycling and Segways,” explained a senior transport Minister, Lam Pin Min and added that the full network of Cycling paths in the state will be equipped by 2030.
With similar ban has faced residents and tourists of Barcelona. City officials have promised to fine the owner sigview and electric scooter for driving around the city streets.