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E-scooter footpath ban hits Singapore's mobility startups

Asia's nanny state adds to its reputation as a nation of sticklers

After Singapore banned the use of e-scooters on its public roads and footpaths on Tuesday, offenders face fines, and even jail time, if they break the law. (AFP/Jiji) 

SINGAPORE -- Long proud of its infatuation with rules -- no chewing gum, no long hair, no spitting, no feeding the monkeys -- Singapore stunned mobility operators this week by banishing electric scooters from its footpaths.

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