New code of conduct advises pedestrians to keep left when walking, stay on footpaths

Pedestrians are also encouraged to not use their mobile devices when walking, says the Land Transport Authority.

Nigel Chin

Published: 5 August 2020, 12:14 PM

Pedestrians should stay off shared paths or stay on footpaths whenever possible and keep to the left unless they are overtaking other pedestrians.

For their own safety, they should also refrain from using their mobile phones and stay alert when walking on such paths.

These are part of the newly introduced safety measures on Tuesday (Aug 4) by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in the code of conduct for users of public paths.

These recommended habits for pedestrians will complement existing active mobility regulations as well as guidelines for other path users, said LTA.

The updated code of conduct, implemented this month, includes new rules for riders of personal mobility devices (PMDs). Those aged 16 years old and below will now require adult supervision.

The various measures were proposed and introduced in response to a growing number of fires and accidents in 2019.

However, such incidents have decreased since the ban of e-scooters on footpaths, along with other preventive measures.

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