Effective 1 Jan 2011, penalties include court action for some offenses which are currently not an offense. Max speed limit with power assistance - 25kmph. Above 25kmph, use your kaki power
Please share this information to your friends and families who possess or intend to possess a motorised bicycle.
Heavier Penalties for Motorised Bicycle Offences
1 From 1 January 2011, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will impose heavier penalties on cyclists and retailers of motorised bicycles that do not meet LTA's technical requirements. Most of the fines will be doubled for errant cyclists and suppliers. Cyclists will face a fine ranging from $100 to $500, up from the current fines of $50 to $200. Retailers will face more severe penalties, with fines starting from $500. (Please refer to the Annex A for the full list of enhanced penalties for various offences.)
2 LTA will roll out a public education programme to educate suppliers and cyclists on safety requirements of motorised bicycles and on how to identify approved models. Posters and brochures will be distributed to community centres, foreign worker dormitories as well as motorised bicycle retailers (Please refer to Annex B for the safety requirements and Annex C for examples of a motorised bicycle that meets LTA's technical requirements versus an illegal model.)
4 Mr Colin Lim, LTA's Group Director for Vehicle and Transit Licensing said, "For the safety of cyclists and other road users, only low-powered models of motorised bicycles which are approved by LTA and affixed with an LTA seal, are allowed on public roads. With the increase in offences relating to illegal motorised bicycles over the last two years, we see a need to enhance both public education and the penalty framework to stress the importance of safety related to the use of motorised bicycles."
5 Members of the public can visit www.onemotoring.com.sg or call LTA at 1800 CALL LTA (1800 2255 582) to obtain information on the requirements before purchasing and using a motorised bicycle.
Edited by Neutralsg, 17 December 2010 - 03:41 AM.