Can Ebikes Carry a Pillion Passenger in Singapore?

 

When it comes to carrying another passenger on your ebike in Singapore, the answer is a definitive YES. However, there are specific regulations and guidelines set by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) that you need to be aware of to ensure you're riding legally and safely.

 

1. Age Restriction:

According to LTA regulations, no person below the age of 16 years old is allowed to be carried as a pillion passenger on a power-assisted bicycle.

2. Design and Load Capacity:

Most LTA-approved ebikes are designed to accommodate only one person. However,

  • If your ebike is equipped with a pillion seat, and

  • Both the rider and the passenger fall within the maximum load capacity specified by the manufacturer, you are allowed to carry a passenger.

  • For instance, the MC Pro has a maximum load capacity of 130kg. Always check with the manufacturer for the rated load capacity of the rear rack.

3. Riding Areas:

When using Power-Assisted Bicycles (PABs), it's important to stick to designated areas. This includes:

  • Roads,

  • Cycling paths,

  • Shared paths.

Be aware of your surroundings and adhere to the specified paths to ensure a safe ride.

 4. Safety Gear:

Both the rider and the passenger must wear a helmet when traveling on the road. This is a crucial safety measure to protect everyone on the ebike.

 

Before you decide to carry a pillion passenger, make sure to familiarize yourself with these regulations to ensure a legal and secure ride. Always prioritize safety and follow the guidelines set by the LTA.