Singapore’s Land Transport Authority has announced that they will be tightening the regulations of motorised bicycles which does not meet LTA’s technical requirements. The heavier penalties will be imposed on cyclists and retailers which fine impose will be doubled.
Current fines stand from a range of S$ 50 to S$ 200, while under the new regulations, fine will be raised S$ 100 to S$ 500. Retailer will faced a more severe penalties which with fines starting off from S$ 500.
But LTA still hold plans to implement public education programme to educate suppliers and cyclists on safety and identifying approved motorised bicycles. Posters and brochures will be distributed to community centres, foreign workers dormitaries as well as retailers shops.
|Source: Channel NewsAsia, 13th December 2010