You must be 16 years old & above to ride an e-bike in S'pore & other e-scooter rules

Here is a handy guide. To avoid getting caught.

Belmont Lay | February 08, 2017, 04:55 PM

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.

E-scooter e-scooter-200x200
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)
Weight limit 20kg 20kg
Other rules Maximum power output 250W

Power output cut off when cyclist stops pedalling

LTA approved seal

No throttle

No start-up assistance feature

Construction similar to conventional bicycle

Maximum width of 700mm


Good luck and don't get caught.


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