The Ministry of Transport (MoT) is working with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) to develop guidelines for the use of micromobility vehicles. This was confirmed by Mike Chong Yue Chuan, the Minister of Transportation’s Special Responsibility Officer.
He said guidelines were needed to determine the jurisdiction of the parties involved in such vehicles as a whole, Barnama reported.
“The authority of micromobility vehicles is under the Ministry of Transport and for that reason, we have control over the road (use of such vehicles). For areas other than roads, it is up to the KPKT to establish guidelines on where the vehicle can be used, ”he said.
He added that although there was no deadline for implementation of the guidelines, the MOT called for it to be completed as soon as possible.
He further explained that the ban on the use of micromobility vehicles is not just a roadblock and a complete ban.
“The MOT has never imposed a complete ban on the use of such vehicles. The public can still use the car, but only in certain places as determined by the KPKT and local authorities (PBT), ”he said.
In late April, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wei Ka Seong announced such a micromobility vehicle. Moped, Personal Mobility Device (PMD) And Personal Mobility Aids (PMA) Use on public roads is prohibited.
Examples of banned mopeds and PMAs include motorized wheelchairs and mobility scooters, while PMDs include vehicles such as e-scooters, skateboards, hoverboards and foot scooters.
Wei said the use of prohibited micromobility vehicles on the road could be prosecuted under the Road Transport Act 1978, a compound of RM300, and the agencies that would enforce the ban were the Department of Road Transport and the police.
Where as the Traffic (Prohibition of Use of Specific Moving Vehicles) Rules 2021 came into force on 17th December 2021, the ban on micromobility vehicles of three categories has been implemented.