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:
- Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs)
- Personal Mobility Aids (PMAs)
There are a few types of paths and roads where you can ride, depending on the type of devices:
- Footpaths. Typically paths beside roads and within housing estates but excludes shelter walkways or pedestrian-only paths.
- Cycling paths. Paths marked with “cyclists”, “bicycle” and “PCN”.
- Roads. Except for expressways and road tunnels.
This is Part 3 of the bite-size lesson.
1.3 Personal Mobility Aids (PMAs)
1- What are the 3 categories of Personal Mobility Devices (PMAs)?
- Motorised wheelchairs (as known as electric wheelchairs)
- Mobility scooters
2- Do you need to register your PMA with LTA?
No. PMAs are not required to be registered.
3- Can you ride your PMA on cycling path?
Yes. PMAs are legally allowed to be used on cycling path.
4- Can you ride your PMA on roads?
No. PMAs are not allowed to be used on roads.
5- Do you need to register a PMA before use?
No. PMAs are not required to be registered unlike PABs and PMDs.
6- What is the maximum weight of PMA?
PMA does not have a maximum weight legal requirement.
7- What is the maximum width of PMA?
PMA does not have a maximum width legal requirement.
8- What is the maximum device speed of PMA?
10 km/h. Therefore any PMA that can travel more than 10 km/h is illegal.
9- What is the minimum age to ride a PMA?
There is no minimum age. But bear in mind that PMAs are designed to carry an individual who is unable to walk or has walking difficulties. Please do not misuse.
10- Do you need to take any test before riding a PMA?
No. There is no requirement to take any test before riding a PMA.
We hope the ebike / Power-Assisted Bicycle (PAB) – Mandatory Theory Test | Part 3 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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