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ebike / Power-Assisted Bicycle – Mandatory Theory Test | Part 1

Power-Assisted Bicycle (PAB) - Mandatory Theory Test V1

To facilitate your preparation for the ebike / Power-Assisted Bicycle (PAB) – Mandatory Theory Test, we break down the handbook into bite-sized information in the form of questions and answers (QnA).

This makes learning less overwhelmed. In addition, it also helps to increase knowledge retention.

Module 1: General information on Active Mobility Devices in Singapore

The 3 broad categories of Active Mobility Devices are:

 

There are a few types of paths and roads where you can ride, depending on the type of devices:

  • Foopaths. Typically paths beside roads and within housing estates but excludes shelter walkways or pedestrian-only paths.
  • Cycling paths. Paths marked with “cyclists” and “PCN”.
  • Roads. Except for expressways and road tunnels.

This is Part 1 of the bite-size lesson.

1.2 Personal Mobility Devices

1-   What are the 2 categories of PMDs?

  • Motorised PMDs
  • Non-Motorised PMDs

2-   Are in-line skates and roller skates considered as PMDs?

No.

3-   Are non-motorised kick scooters and skateboards considered as PMDs?

Yes.

4-   Can you use non-motorised PMDs such as kick scooters and skateboards on footpaths?

Yes. Speed is limited to 10 km/h.

5-   Where can you use motorised PMDs such as e-scooters, hoverboards and unicycles?

Motorised PMDs can only use on cycling paths. Speed is limited to 25 km/h.

6-   Can you use motorised PMDs such as e-scooters, hoverboards and unicycles on roads?

No.

7-   Can you use non-motorised PMDs such as kick scooters and skateboards on roads?

No.

8-   Do you need to register e-scooter with LTA? (Note: e-scooters are motorised PMDs with handlebar.)

Yes. E-scooters must be affixed with a registration mark and identification mark.

9-   Do you need to have an e-scooter Theory Test Certificate to ride an e-scooter?

Yes.

10-   What is the certification or standard required for e-scooter?

UL2272.

11-   What is the minimum age to ride an e-scooter?

16 years old.

12-   Can a 15 years old and younger person ride an e-scooter?

Yes, if he/she is supervised by a person, aged 21 years old and above, who has obtained the e-scooter Theory Test Certificate.

13-   What is the maximum unladen weight of all PMDs (motorised and non-motorised)?

20 kg

14-   What is the maximum width of all PMDs (motorised and non-motorised)?

700 mm

15-   What is the maximum device speed of motorised PMDs?

25 km/h

16-   If you are riding a unicycle or electric skateboard, do you need to take the e-scooter Theory Test Certificate?

No.

17-   What is the minimum age to ride a unicycle or electric skateboard on cycling paths?

16 years, even if there is adult supervision.

18-   Is there a minimum age to ride a non-motorised PMDs such as kick scooter?

No. In addition, no adult supervision is required.

We hope the ebike / Power-Assisted Bicycle (PAB) – Mandatory Theory Test | Part 1 has been helpful to you. We will release the remaining lessons progressively.

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Source: Power-Assisted Bicycle – Official Handbook for Mandatory Theory Test, Version 1.0, April 2021, Land Transport Authority

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