To use your Power-Assisted Bicycle (PAB) in Singapore, you must ensure that it is type-approved, sealed and registered with a registration number plate.
You must be 16 years old to use a PAB.
For your safety and the safety of other road users, your PAB must meet the following technical requirements:
- The construction of a PAB must be similar to that of a conventional bicycle
- The PAB can only be powered by an electric source
- The PAB must comply with European Standard, EN15194, for electric power-assisted cycles ...
After a discussion in Parliament, the deadline for all PMDs to meet safety standards has been brought forward to July 2020.
It was originally December 2020, but a recent rise in PMD-related fires, including one casualty, has heightened urgency to tackle the matter.
Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min announced the deadline change, and said it will still “give retailers time to bring in sufficient stock of UL2272-certified devices”.
Starting 1 April 2020, PMDs will also have to undergo mandatory inspections.
Existing riders will be called up to get their PMDs checked, while...
WHY IS THE ADOPTION OF A DEVICE SAFETY STANDARD NECESSARY?
The number of fires caused by motorised PMDs has increased in the past few years, with more than 90 fire incidents involving PMDs since 2016. As PMDs only started gaining popularity in recent years, many of the motorised PMDs used do not conform to any reliable safety standards. The adoption of a safety device standard is therefore necessary to ensure the safe use of such devices.
LTA carefully studied the safety standards available and determined that the UL2272 standard is most suitable for the common types of motorised PMDs used...