26 caught riding e-bikes, e-scooters without mandatory theory test certificate in first six days of enforcement: LTA

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SINGAPORE: Twenty-six folks have been caught riding e-scooters or e-bikes without first passing a mandatory theory test for the reason that begin of this 12 months, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) mentioned on Friday (Jan 7). 
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Of this quantity, 20 had been customers of power-assisted bicycles – in any other case often known as PABs or e-bikes – with some caught riding on footpaths, which is prohibited. 

The LTA – which offered the replace in a Facebook publish – famous the brand new regulation got here into impact on Jan 1 this 12 months, including that its energetic mobility enforcement officers had begun implementing this requirement.

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The company mentioned final 12 months the regulation goals to “improve awareness of active mobility rules, code of conduct and safe riding practices, in support of a safe and sustainable active mobility landscape”. 

The test was first made out there on (*26*) 30 final 12 months, with a six-month grace interval for riders to finish the test earlier than enforcement started. 

The e-bike test contains 40 multiple-choice inquiries to be accomplished in 40 minutes, whereas the e-scooter test has 30 multiple-choice questions with half-hour to finish them.

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Test-takers should rating a minimum of 80 per cent to go, after which they’ll get a digital certificate with no expiry date.

“It is an offence to ride your e-scooter or PAB on public paths if you have not passed the test,” mentioned the LTA on Friday. 

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It added that these caught could be fined as much as $2,000 or jailed for six months for the first offence, or each. 

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