The guidelines for the use of micromobility vehicles is being drafted by the Ministry of Transport (MoT) and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT), according to Mike Chong Yew Chuan, Special functions officer to Transport Minister.
“The guidelines are necessary to determine the purview of the parties involved in relation to the vehicles as a whole,” he said.
“The micromobility vehicles are under the purview of the MoT and as such, we have control (over the use of the vehicles) on the roads. For areas other than the roads, it is up to KPKT to establish guidelines in deciding where can such vehicles be used,” he was quoted as saying to the press.
“Although there is no specific timeframe for the implementation of the guidelines, MoT is pushing for it to be completed as soon as possible,” he further elaborated.
“MoT has never implemented a complete ban on the use of such vehicles. Members of the public can still use them, but only at designated places to be determined by KPKT and local authorities (PBT),” he said.
As he clarified that the ban on the use of micromobility vehicles only applies on the roads and is not a total ban, he also emphasized that the use of such vehicles on the road can pose danger not only to the users but to other motorists.
Wee was also reported to have said that the ban on the three categories of micromobility vehicles was implemented in accordance with the Road Traffic (Prohibition of Use of Certain Micromobility Vehicles) Rules 2021 which came into force on Dec 17, 2021