Come 31 January 2018, all Power-Assisted Bicycles (PAB) will have to be registered with the Land Transport Authority (LTA). Upon successful registration, LTA will affix the approved bike with an orange seal. This move comes in the wake of a spate of accidents caused by E-bikes and E-scooters that have left a few people dead since 2016. It is also the LTA’s move to improve the safety of path and road users from such accidents.
(Click here for a report on an accident caused by 2 boys on an E-bike. Note how the car owner had to cover the costs of repairs to his vehicle himself. Thankfully, the boys got off with minor injuries.)