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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WISH TO OWN/USE/SELL A POWER-ASSISTED BICYCLE (PAB)

PAB Poster

To improve the safety of other road users, including pedestrians, PABs that are used on public roads or cycling/shared paths must be type-approved, sealed and registered.  The registration of PABs will also enhance LTA’s enforcement against the use of non-compliant PABs.

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Technical Requirements

PABs must meet the following technical requirements

 

LTA has revised the technical requirements for PABs to make them safer for the cyclists and other road users. 

From 1 February 2016, only PABs that meet the following revised requirements will be approved and sealed:

  • The construction of a PAB must be similar to that of a conventional bicycle;
  • The PAB can only be powered by an electric source;
  • The PAB must comply with European Standard, EN15194, for electric power assisted cycles;

    • The maximum continuous power output of the PAB must not exceed 250 watts;
    • The motor power of the PAB can only cut in when the rider starts to pedal;
    • The motor power of the PAB must be progressively reduced and finally cut off as the bicycle reaches 25km/h, or sooner, if the cyclist stops pedalling;
  • The maximum weight of the PAB must not exceed 20kg.
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Type Approval and Certification Scheme

 

Every new make and model PAB must obtain type-approval from any of the LTA-authorised vehicle inspection centres. Thereafter, each approved PAB must also be affixed with a seal by the AIC and registered before it can be used on public roads or cycling/shared paths.

You will need to present your PAB and the completed PAB Type Approval and Sealing Application form including all the necessary documents stipulated under INSTRUCTIONS & NOTES in the application form (PAB01) to the AIC.

Upon sealing at the AIC, the PAB must also be registered. See next section for details.

 

Click here to download the application form for type approval/sealing of PABs that meet the revised technical requirements.

Registering your PAB

 

Registration of PABs commences from 14 August 2017.  You must be 16 years old or above to register a PAB in your name. 

PABs sealed from 14 August 2017 onwards

From 14 August 2017, registration of the PABs will be carried out with the sealing of the PABs at selected AICs.  Please bring along the following documents and fees for registration of the PAB when you send the PABs for type-approval / sealing at the AICs.

1.       Completed PAB02 Registration form
2.       Original identification document(s)
3.       S$50 (cash or NETS) for each PAB registered

 

Existing Sealed PABs With Blue or Orange Seals

 

If you have an existing sealed PABs, you have up to 31 January 2018 to register your PABs online via www.onemotoring.com.sg using Singpass/CorpPass/EASY, or at any SingPost post offices.

To encourage early registration, the registration fees of S$50 will be waived for all PABs registered on or before 30 November 2017.

 

  •  Online

LOG IN (top right corner of the page) to e-Services using SingPass/CorpPass/EASY

o   For existing asset owners, click on Ownership > PAB > Register PAB.

o   For non-existing asset owners, click on Register Power-Assisted Bicycle.

 

Watch the video guide  if you need help on registering your PAB.

You will need:

1.       PAB seal number
2.       SingPass/CorpPass/EASY to login
3.       Your particulars (e.g. name, identification number, address)
4.       Date of Birth (if you are an individual)
5.       Scanned image of your original identification document(s) (only required for FIN
          holders, and Singaporeans/Permanent Residents who turn 16 years old in the year of
          PAB registration)
6.       Email address
7.       Handphone number (if you are an individual)
8.       Valid Credit / Debit Card (VISA / MasterCard only) or Internet Banking Account with
          Citibank, DBS/POSB, OCBC/Plus!, Standard Chartered Bank or UOB (eNETS Debit)
          with adequate balance for deduction of the S$50 for each PAB registered.
          Registration fee will be waived until 30 November 2017

 

  • All SingPost post offices (available until 31 January 2018).

You will need:

1.       Completed PAB02 Registration form
2.       PAB seal number (you do not need to bring your PAB)
3.       Original identification document(s)
4.       S$50 cash or NETS payable for each PAB registered. Registration fee will be waived
          until 30 November 2017.

 

Note - From 1 February 2018, only PABs with a valid orange seal can be registered.

From 1 February 2018, enforcement against use of unregistered PABs on public roads and cycling/ shared paths will take place.

Affixing a Registration Number Plate to your PAB

 

Once a PAB has been registered, it must be affixed with a number plate bearing the registration number assigned by LTA within 3 calendar days.

PAB number plate must be permanently affixed at a conspicuous location at the rear of the PAB, with characters facing the rear.  Depending on the PAB’s design, the number plate can be permanently affixed on:

1.       The PAB’s original number plate mounting provision or
2.       The rear rack/mudguard or
3.       Customized plate mounting brackets.

The number plate must be affixed such that the plate will not injure the rider or other road/path users in any way.

 

 

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Number Plate Specifications

The number plate must be of either:

1.      black characters against a yellow background or
2.      white characters against a black background.

 

The font specifications, margins and spacing for the lettering and numbers on the PAB number plate are similar to that of motorcycles’ front number plate.  The PAB number plate shall meet the following requirements:

  • The letters and figures are 35mm high, 25mm wide and 5mm broad;
  • The space between a letter and a figure shall be 10mm;
  • The space between the adjoining letters or figures shall be 5mm;
  • The margin between the nearest part of any letter or figure and the top or bottom of the PAB number plate shall be minimally 5mm;
  • The margin between the nearest part of any letter or figure and the sides of the PAB number plate shall be minimally 10mm;
  • If the letters or figures are allowed to be displayed in 2 rows, the space between letters or figures in first row and second row must be 10mm; and
  • If the registration number plate is rectangular, the registration number plate must not be smaller than 75mm as to length and 45mm as to height.
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Selling/buying/transferring your PAB

 

If someone else has taken over your PAB, or if you have taken over a PAB from an existing owner, you must transfer the PAB within 7 days. The registered PAB owner will be held responsible for the PAB until a transfer has been effected.

It is an offence to sell or be in possession of a PAB without effecting a transfer of PAB within 7 days.

 

 

Transfer Requirements:

  • Prospective new owner must be at least 16 years old
  • PAB must have a valid seal and is registered

If your PAB does not have a seal, please bring your PAB to the selected AICs for inspection, sealing and registration.  See above section for details.

 

Transfer Fee:

  •  S$11 non-refundable transfer fee is payable per PAB transferred

 

Transfer Channel:

See checklist for PAB Transfer

  • Online

Watch the video guide  if you need help on transferring your PAB.

See step-by-step guide below.

 

Existing owner will need:

  • SingPass/CorpPass/EASY to login
  • PAB registration number
  • New owner’s

1. Identification number
2. Name
3. Email address
4. Handphone number (if new owner is an individual)

 

New owner will need to login within 5 calendar days after being notified via email:

  • SingPass/CorpPass/EASY to login
  • PAB Registration Number provided by existing owner
  • Your particulars (e.g. name, identification number, address)
  • Date of Birth (if you are an individual)
  • Scanned image of your original identification document(s) (only required for FIN holders, and Singaporeans/Permanent Residents who turn 16 years old in the year of PAB transfer)
  • Email address
  • Handphone number (if you are an individual)
  • Valid Credit / Debit Card (VISA / MasterCard only) or Internet Banking Account with Citibank, DBS/POSB, OCBC/Plus!, Standard Chartered Bank or UOB (eNETS Debit) with adequate balance for deduction of the S$11 transfer fee for each PAB transferred.

 

How to transfer a PAB:

Step 1: Existing PAB registered owner logs into e-Services using SingPass/CorpPass/EASY to initiate a transfer request (Ownership > PAB > Transfer of PAB).

Step 2: Once the registered owner has initiated a transfer request successfully, the PAB owner-to-be (i.e. New Owner) will be notified via email to respond.  New Owner must log into e-Services using SingPass/CorpPass/EASY within 5 calendar days to confirm the transfer request (for existing Asset Owners, go to Ownership > PAB > Confirm Transfer of PAB).  Otherwise the transfer request will be deleted.

Step 3: Upon accepting the transfer request, the transfer fee of S$11 for each PAB transferred will be payable by the New Owner.

 

Deregistering your PAB

If your PAB is damaged, or if you no longer intend to use your PAB, you can choose to deregister it.

 

Deregistration Requirements:

  • PAB must have a valid seal and is registered

 

Deregistration Fee:

  • None

 

Deregistration Channel:

See checklist for PAB Deregistration

  • Online

LOG IN (top right corner of the page) to e-Services using SingPass/CorpPass/EASY. Click on Ownership > PAB > De-register PAB.

 

Watch the video guide  if you need help on deregistering your PAB.

You will need:

  •  SingPass/CorpPass/EASY to login
  •  PAB Registration Number
  •  Reason for deregistration

 

After a PAB is deregistered, it can no longer be used on public roads or cycling/shared paths.  Please dispose of your PAB properly as the PAB contains batteries made of hazardous materials which are dangerous to the environment if not disposed of properly.

 

You may wish to contact your PAB retailer on the possibility of recycling parts of your PAB or send your PAB to any scrapyard for proper disposal.

 

 

Rider Requirements

 

From 1 January 2005, for safety reasons, the Traffic Police (TP) requires all PAB cyclists, including pillion riders, to be at least 16 years old.  Both cyclist and the pillion rider must wear suitable protective helmets when riding the PABs.

 

 

Rules & Penalties for PAB use 

It is an offence for anyone to sell or use a PAB that does not comply with the technical requirements.

It is also an offence for anyone to keep or use an unregistered PAB or one without a valid number plate on public roads or cycling/shared paths.

Offenders are subject to a fine and/or a jail term.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Click here to access the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Enquiries


For more information on the technical requirements, please call 1800-CALL LTA (1800-2255 582).

For more information on the rider requirements, please call 6547 0000 or visit www.spf.gov.sg

 

 

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