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5 Rules You Do Not Know About Cycling On Singapore Roads

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Cycling became popular during the covid-19 as sports facilities and group sports were restricted. For many, cycling was an opportunity to get outdoors and moving while complying with circuit breaker rules. And this trend will probably continue after most of the restrictions are lifted. After all, cycling is a low-impact sport, enjoyable and eco-friendly.

However, as the number of cyclists increases, it becomes evident that some of the cyclists are not aware of the rules governing the use of bicycles and ebikes on roads.

Here are 5 rules that cyclists ought to know but do not:

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Rule 1

No bicycle, power-assisted bicycle, trishaw, or tricycle shall be ridden on the right of a motor vehicle proceeding in the same direction except when overtaking that motor vehicle.

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Rule 2

Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the rider of a bicycle, power‑assisted bicycle, trishaw, or tricycle on a road with a single lane must not ride the bicycle, power‑assisted bicycle, trishaw, or tricycle (as the case may be) such that it remains abreast and to the right of another rider of a bicycle, power‑assisted bicycle, trishaw or tricycle in that lane.

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Rule 3

When a bicycle lane is provided on part of a road, no bicycle, power‑assisted bicycle, trishaw or tricycle shall be used on any other part of the roadway.

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Rule 4

No bicycle, power-assisted bicycle, trishaw or tricycle shall show a red light to the front.

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Rule 5

Except as otherwise provided by these Rules, no person shall use any excluded vehicle, or cause or permit any excluded vehicle to be used, on any part of an expressway.

Road Traffic (Expressways – Excluded Vehicles) Rules 2010

No person shall drive or cause or permit to be driven in or cause to remain in any road tunnel or expressway tunnel any of the following vehicles: any vehicle that has pedals and is built to be propelled solely by human power, including a bicycle, tricycle or trishaw.

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*Road tunnels refer to Fort Canning Link, Woodsville Tunnel and Sentosa Gateway Tunnel.

If these 5 rules sound foreign to you, share them with your cycling mates immediately. The road will only be safer when everyone rides and drives safely.

And it all begins with knowing the rules.