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LTA and traffic police catch 34 cyclists breaking traffic rules over two days

While conducting enforcement operations, the LTA and traffic police emphasised the importance of safe cycling.

Celeste Lim

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Published: 19 April 2021, 12:17 PM

Cycling has become a popular hobby in Singapore, with some youths even cycling long distance to Malaysia previously.

While cycling around the country is a great way to bring people together and help them get fit, it is important to remember to stay safe on the roads.

Over the weekend (Apr 17 and 18), Land Transport Authority (LTA) enforcement officers and the Traffic Police conducted enforcement operations around the island.

At various locations including the Ayer Rajah Expressway, West Coast Highway, Bukit Timah and Tanah Merah Coast Road, the officers emphasised the importance of safe cycling, and identified errant cyclists.

While the LTA wrote that most cyclists abided by the cycling rules, they found some who broke those laws – 16 cyclists rode on the road without helmets, 16 beat red lights, and two rode against the flow of traffic.

 

Cyclists who do not abide by the road traffic rules may be issued a $75 fine. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY SINGAPORE

 

Other cycling rules that have been enforced in Singapore include not using a mobile communication device while riding, and not cycling on expressways and in road tunnels. 

The LTA also has guidelines for cycling on the road, such as always riding as close to the left-hand edge of roads, keeping a safe distance between moving vehicles, and wearing bright-coloured clothing to increase your visibility to other vehicles and pedestrians. 

While the LTA noted that cycling is an efficient way to stay fit while exploring Singapore, they highlighted the importance of safe cycling.

They wrote: “We are happy to see that more are taking up this environmentally-friendly way of commuting but do keep safety in mind at all times while on the roads. 

“Abide by the rules and exercise consideration and graciousness to keep everyone safe!”


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