Electric Bikes must be registered with LTA by January 2018 or face penalties

Clamping down on illegally modified e-bikes

Faraday Electric Bicycle (Photo: Flickr)

Starting from 14 August this year, all electric bike (e-bike) owners can start registering their e-bikes with LTA, and will be required to do so before 1 February 2018.

The move, in a bid to remove heavily modified electric bikes that exceed the speed limits on footpaths and cycling path, came after the Active Mobility Panel’s agreement to place new regulations and stiffer penalties on reckless cyclists.

Owners who have valid LTA seals on their e-bikes will have the $50 registration fee waived by registering on One Motoring with the seal number.

For those who have yet to register, they can do so from 14 August until 30 November 2017 to enjoy the fee waiver.

The penalties for using an unregistered or non-compliant e-bike include fines up to $5,000 and jail up to 3 months or both. Retailers found selling non-compliant e-bikes or illegally modifying them will also face similar penalties.

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