Govern use of electric unicycles

Govern use of electric unicycles
The Airwheel, a self-balancing unicycle. Portable electric vehicles (PEV) like this are all the rage but the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Traffic Police and the National Parks Board said they are not allowed or not advised to be on public roads, pavements and park connectors.

I am writing in response to the article, Balancing Act (SundayLife!, Jan 4), on the electric unicycle.

Anything that goes faster than walking speed should have strict regulations governing its use, such as licensing and travelling only on specific roads.

Accidents will occur as not everyone - children, for instance - would apply or understand common sense.

For electric unicycles, there may be a need for insurance policies to protect the interests of pedestrians.

Senior people are at a disadvantage without regulations.

There are already many rude cyclists who get in the way of elderly people along walkways.

The use of electric unicycles will only worsen the situation.

Tan Tuan Khoon

This article was first published on January 17, 2015.
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