Top 5 Common Fines for Ebike Riders

Top 5 Common Fines for Ebike Riders

Electric bikes (ebikes) have gained immense popularity in recent years, offering a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation. However, like any other form of transportation, ebike riders must adhere to certain rules and regulations to ensure safety and compliance with the law. In this blog post, we will discuss the top 5 common fines that ebike riders may encounter and how to avoid them.

1. Riding Without a Helmet(Fine up to:$1,000 and/ or in Jail for 3 months)

Safety should always be a top priority when riding an ebike. In Singapore, wearing a helmet is mandatory for all cyclists, including ebike riders. Failing to wear a helmet can result in a significant fine. To avoid this fine, make sure to invest in a good-quality helmet that fits properly and always wear it while riding your ebike.

2. Exceeding Speed Limits(Fine up to:$2,000 and/ or in Jail for 6 months)

Most ebikes come with speed limits imposed by local regulations. Exceeding these limits can lead to fines and may even pose a safety risk. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the maximum allowable speed for your ebike in your area and stay within the legal limit. Many ebikes come with speed limiters to help you comply with local laws.

3. Riding on Restricted Paths(Fine up to:$2,000 and/ or in Jail for 3 months)

Not all paths and trails are open to ebike riders. ebikes are legally allowed to be used on roads, park connector networks, cycling paths and shared paths. Riding in prohibited areas, such as pedestrian pathways, can result in fines. It's essential to always stick to designated paths and bike lanes.


4. Using mobile communication device while riding on road(Fine up to:$1,000 and/ or in Jail for 6 months)

Using a mobile communication device (such as a smartphone) while riding an e-bike or any other vehicle on the road is prohibited in Singapore. Using a mobile device while riding can lead to accidents, as it diverts the rider's attention from the road, traffic signals, and other road users. This behavior can result in collisions, injuries, and even fatalities.

5. Riding Without Theory Test Certificate(Fine up to:$2,000 and/ or in Jail for 6 months)

Requirement for Theory Test Certificate: In Singapore, individuals were required to pass a Theory Test on e-bike rules and regulations before they could legally ride an e-bike on public roads. This test was designed to ensure that riders had a good understanding of the laws and safety guidelines specific to e-bike usage.


In conclusion, enjoying your ebike responsibly means not only having fun but also adhering to local laws and regulations. Avoiding common fines is not just about avoiding financial penalties but also about prioritizing safety for yourself and others on the road.

Before you hit the road on your ebike, take the time to familiarize yourself with LTA regulations. Ensure that your ebike is properly maintained, well-equipped, and always ride with safety in mind. By doing so, you can enjoy your ebike to the fullest while staying on the right side of the law.

Remember, the specific fines and regulations may vary from one location to another, so it's essential to consult LTA or visit LTA website to get the most up-to-date information on ebike laws in Singapore.

Stay safe, enjoy your rides, and happy ebiking!


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