- E-scooters (electric scooters) to be banned from KL roads starting 1 January 2021
- Offenders will be fined RM300; repeat offenders will be fined max. fine of RM1,000 or 3 months imprisonment
- Riders only allowed to ride e-scooters at gazetted areas like playgrounds & permitted areas in shopping malls
We’re officially mid-way through December and no doubt everyone’s excited about closing the chapter on this Hi year. But before you prepare the confetti and virtual fireworks, here’s a bit of news for those who has an E-scooter or often zips around as a mode of transport.
E-Scooters To Banned On All Roads In Kuala Lumpur Starting 2021
The Kuala Lumpur Police has announced that e-scooters (electric scooters) will be banned on the KL city roads starting 1st January next year. Meanwhile, only gazetted areas are allowed to have e-scooters roaming and those non-compliance to the rule will be fined RM300.
The decision was made as Kuala Lumpur Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department chief ACP Zulkefly Yahya said that the department have received many complaints from the public on the danger imposed by irresponsible riders of e-scooters on the road. He mentioned that the public are only allowed to use ride on e-scooters in gazetted areas, which includes playgrounds and permitted areas in shopping centres.
He added that starting in January, action could be taken under the Road Transport Act where errant individuals will be fined RM300 and repeat offenders face a maximum fine of RM1,000 or 3 months imprisonment. Those who insist on using e-scooters on the road for whatever reason are required to apply for a special permission license from the director-general of the Road Transport Department (JPJ).
Skuter elektrik tidak dibenarkan di atas jalan raya KL berkuat kuasa 1 Jan 2021
E-scooters to be banned on KL roads effective from Jan 1, 2021
— BERNAMA (@bernamadotcom) December 12, 2020
Starting next year, action will be taken under the Road Transport Act where offenders will be fined RM300 and repeat offenders face a maximum fine of RM1,000 or 3 months imprisonment. However, for those who still wishes to use e-scooters next year will need to apply for a special permission licence from the director-general of the Road Transport Department (JPJ).
Zulkefly also mentioned that the police have identified Dataran Merdeka, KLCC and Bukit Bintang as the areas that have e-scooters being actively used. Meanwhile, the police are also currently only advising the public to stop the use of e-scooters on roads to prevent inconveniences from happening.
Take Note Before You Start Zipping Around On E-Scooters Soon
For those who uses an e-scooter on the go on a daily basis, do take note as the new year is coming soon. If there’s no other means for you to get about, you can also seek for a permit to continue operating the electronic vehicle too. Let us know in the comments about what you think about the new rule starting next year!
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