New mandatory theory test for e-scooter and e-bike riders

Those who pass the test will receive a digital certificate issued by LTA.

Jeevana Kalaithasan

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Published: 15 June 2021, 12:36 PM

By Jan 2022, power-assisted bicycle (PAB) and e-scooter riders will need to pass a mandatory online theory test before being allowed to ride on cycling paths and roads.

Riders who wish to take the test must register for an account using their SingPass at least a day prior to taking the test. Test takers must also be at least 16 years of age. 

The test will be available from Jun 30 on Singapore Polytechnic’s (SP) Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy website. 

The PAB test consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and users will have 40 minutes to complete it, while the e-scooter riders will have 30 multiple-choice questions and 30 minutes to complete it. 

The passing score is 80 per cent and those who pass will receive a digital certificate with no expiry. This certificate must be shown to enforcement officials upon request. 

The test will be available in four languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. E-handbooks in these languages are also available to help you prepare for the tests. 

Registration for the test begins on Jun 30. Those who register by Sep 30 will enjoy a discounted fee of $5 per test with a free re-attempt, as compared to the full amount of $10 per attempt. 

From Jan 1, 2022, those caught riding without the certificate can be fined up to $2,000 and/or jailed for six months for the first offence.

Repeat offenders can be fined up to $5,000 and/or jailed for 12 months.

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