At the start of the challenge, participants had to go through a safety briefing followed by taking the LTA’s ‘Safe Rider Pledge’ before they proceed with the time-trial challenge.
Tips that were displayed within the courses were then tested at the final station (Safe Rider station). At the end of the station, participants had to answer a series of safe riding quiz. Getting the wrong answer for the quiz questions, would result in a penalty, adding time to the their total.
A total of 35 riders participated in the event and everyone was a winner. All participants were able to take home $200 worth of Mobot vouchers as well as LTA’s safety riding kits. The grand prize of the contest was won by Mr Clinton Tan, coming in at a time of 1 minutes 20 second.
Winner of the challenge, Mr Clinton Tan in an interview with The New Paper, said that, he was an electric scooter owner before he was told to sell off his electric scooter, due to his mother’s worries from the recent accidents.
Just recently, a video showing an electric scooter overtaking a bus went viral on the internet, and had since brought about safety concerns on riding electric scooter. The public is worried that electric scooter may pose a risk to pedestrian.
On the Mobot SafeRider Challenge, Mr Ifrey Lai, 46, owner of Mobot said: “The purpose of this challenge is to educate e-scooter riders about safety regulation and also to kick-start a movement for safer electric scooter riding.”
On one of the key take-aways from the Safe Rider Challenge, Mr Jackson Chan, a participant in the challenge, said in an interview with The New Paper: “roads have pedestrian, cars, motorcycles and e-scooters. We should all learn to respect one another on the road, so that’s why I think this event was great.”
Mobot Safe Rider Challenge 2016 was hosted at:
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY SPORTS AND FITNESS COMPETITION & EXPO
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre – Hall 403-404
1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City,
6th November 2016, 5pm to 7pm
For more information of the event please visit our event page.