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Motorbikes on the footpath

Post by unbelievable81 » Fri, 22 Jan 2016 2:37 pm

Hi all,

In the area I currently live in, a number of people ride/drive their motorbikes along the footpath so they can then park their motorbike on the footpath. Almost got run over today by one of this big dirt bikes they like to ride. So they are not even those little scooters. We are talking 1000cc bikes.
Which relevant authority would be interested in this? Police or/and LTA?

Talking to these people, they don't reason at all. Just say "thanks for your concern and have a nice day".
It is downright dangerous. Forget cyclists and mobile phone zombies on the footpath.

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Re: Motorbikes on the footpath

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Jan 2016 3:51 pm

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Re: Motorbikes on the footpath

Post by x9200 » Fri, 22 Jan 2016 5:16 pm

unbelievable81 wrote:Hi all,

In the area I currently live in, a number of people ride/drive their motorbikes along the footpath so they can then park their motorbike on the footpath. Almost got run over today by one of this big dirt bikes they like to ride. So they are not even those little scooters. We are talking 1000cc bikes.
Which relevant authority would be interested in this? Police or/and LTA?

Talking to these people, they don't reason at all. Just say "thanks for your concern and have a nice day".
It is downright dangerous. Forget cyclists and mobile phone zombies on the footpath.
I would try LTA, but be prepared their procedures are designed to discourage you from taking the action - my opinion at least. For example, if you think of submitting evidence via e-mail, forget about it. On the other hand, once you follow their procedures (what is not that troublesome anyway) they are going to be responsive.

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Re: Motorbikes on the footpath

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 22 Jan 2016 7:02 pm

Go to your local NPP with a photo in hand of the offender if possible.

Remember LTA is stationary violation; TP = moving violation.

If the motorcyclist is doing a wheelie off the kerb don't both - that's me.

While I don't agree it's dangerous I do agree it's rude and illegal.

FYI there has been a lot of tightening up on motorbikes/footpath/verge parking since I started riding here 10 years ago and I expect even more. It will get better.
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Re: Motorbikes on the footpath

Post by earthfriendly » Sat, 23 Jan 2016 1:29 am

If you have a photo of the vehicle with license plate with background context (showing illegal use in broad view), would that be self-explanatory and easy for the law to proceed? Thanks for keeping traffic user-friendly in SG but be careful when approaching them.

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Re: Motorbikes on the footpath

Post by DrScrumMaster » Sat, 23 Jan 2016 6:04 pm

It's not exactly difficult for the LTA or TP to find motorbikes parked and ridden on pavements. Of course, it would mean getting out of their air-conditioned offices and cars then opening their eyes.

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Re: Motorbikes on the footpath

Post by taxico » Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:23 am

to be fair... some areas (more than i know) have no parking lots for motorcycles.

i've been ticketed before, and i think you'll find many (not all) riders park conscientiously when on the sidewalk.

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Re: Motorbikes on the footpath

Post by x9200 » Mon, 25 Jan 2016 6:58 am

I also park on a sidewalk in specific locations but only if there is still enough space left for an oversized pram to pass by. Riding a motorbike on a sidewalk if people are walking there is not really acceptable.

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