On April 17, an e-scooter rider slammed into a woman, 65, in a hit-and-run at an Ang Mo Kio void deck, leaving her with a cut on her nose and multiple bruises on her body. The police said the suspect, 15, is being investigated in a case of rash act causing hurt. Personal mobility device (PMDs) include e-scooters and hoverboards. With these becoming popular in recent years, accidents involving them are more common. Big Wheel Scooter Singapore (BWSS), the largest PMD enthusiast group in Singapore, has more than 25,000 members on Facebook, up from 6,000 members in mid-2015. BWSS chairman Denis Koh, 46, estimates that there are more than 50,000 PMDs here today. April was a bad month for PMDs and pedestrians. There were six reported incidents involving PMDs - three riders, one woman and two children were hurt, with ages ranging from six to 86. Singapore is not the only country grappling with this problem. The UK, US and China are also struggling with these devices. So what is the niche for … [Read more...] about Can pedestrians and PMDs co-exist?