06 May 2019

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Accidents Involving Personal Mobility Devices, by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Question:

Er Dr Lee Bee Wah: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) in the past three years, how many police reports have been filed against users of personal mobility devices who are involved in accidents where their victims were injured; (b) on average, how long does the investigation take to conclude a case; and (c) what is the average amount of compensation that has been ordered by the courts to be paid out to the victims.

 

Answer:

  1. Between 2016 and 2018, there were about 200 reported accidents involving personal mobility devices (PMD) that resulted in injuries to another person.  
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  3. Each case is different. The amount of time taken to investigate hence varies, and depends on a number of factors, including the availability of evidence.

     

  4. We do not have information on the average amount of compensation ordered by the courts to be paid to victims.
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