Amendments to Road Traffic Act | April 2021

Amendments to Road Traffic Act - Apr 2021

On 5 April 2021, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) introduced amendments to Road Traffic Act to regulate the use of ebikes (also known as Power Assisted Bicycle, PAB) on roads.

This was an addition to the earlier announcement on 4 Feb 2020 by the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to require both ebike and e-scooter riders to pass a theory test before they can use it on cycling paths.

The new bill was an extended test to cover both the cycling paths and roads for ebike riders. This was because ebikes can be legally used on cycling paths and roads. The test would cover modules such as active mobility rules, code of conduct, and safe riding behaviour. With that, the ministry hoped to improve the safety of all road users.

The test handbook is available for download below while the test would begin from 30 June 2021.

Road Traffic Amendment Bill - Amendments to Road Traffic Act | April 2021