SINGAPORE – Personal mobility devices (PMDs) such as e-scooters should not be banned outright as they have various advantages, but more regulations and infrastructure are needed to make them a safe mode of transport, said a top international expert.

It could take up to three years before countries can come up with optimal policies to address the safety issues, International Transport Forum (ITF) secretary-general Kim Young Tae told The Straits Times in an interview.

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