E-bike owners who have not registered their vehicles or continue to use non-compliant bikes could face hefty fines and jail sentences from 1 Feb 2018, when new regulations kick in.
Under the new regulations, those who keep or use a power-assisted bicycle (PAB) on public roads and paths must have registered the vehicle with the Land Transport Authority (LTA). Their vehicles must also sport a valid seal and license plate.
Those caught keeping or riding an unregistered e-bike can be fined up to S$2,000 and jailed for up to three months for a first offence. Users of e-bikes without a valid number plate can be fined up to S$1,000 and jailed up to three months on first conviction. (More)