In Singapore, there are many rules that govern how you behave so that you don't end up as a statistic or dead by the side of the road.
Hence, it will come as a surprise to you and many others that not all personal mobility devices (PMDs) are made equal.
Take, for example, the e-scooter confiscated by the authorities on Jan. 11 after a woman was spotted riding it with a child as pillion.
The authorities acted as such e-scooters are not allowed on Singapore roads in the first place and are restricted to cycling paths and footpaths.
Because for anyone to ride pillion, you must do it on an e-bike -- provided both the rider and pillion are aged 16 and above and wearing helmets.
However, there are no age limits for e-scooter riders or their pillions.
Confused? Not to worry. Check out this handy cut-out-and-keep guide on the rules for e-bike and e-scooter users in Singapore.
|Riders & pillion minimum age||16 years old and above||No age limit|
|Helmet||Both rider & pillion||Not necessary|
|Cycling & shared paths||Allowed (25kmh)||Allowed (25kmh)|
|Roads||Allowed (25kmh)||Not allowed|
|Footpaths||Not allowed||Allowed (15kmh)|
|Other rules||Maximum power output 250W |
Power output cut off when cyclist stops pedalling
LTA approved seal
No start-up assistance feature
Construction similar to conventional bicycle
|Maximum width of 700mm|
Good luck and don't get caught.