Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Number of Cyclists on Non-power Assisted Bicycles Caught for Traffic Offences, by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Published: 01 October 2018


Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs between 2008-2017, what is the number of cyclists on non-power assisted bicycles who have been caught each year while riding on the road for each of the offence of (i) beating red lights (ii) cycling against the traffic (iii) cycling in the dark without front white lights and/or rear red lights/reflectors and (iv) cycling on the right side of a motor vehicle proceeding in the same direction when not overtaking the motor vehicle.


1.     For traffic offences committed by cyclists, we do not track the data for power-assisted and non-power-assisted bicycles separately.

2.     Over the past ten years, the average annual number of summonses issued against cyclists were about:

a)     40 for beating red-lights;

b)     450 for disorderly riding without due regard for the safety of others on the road. This includes riding against traffic, amongst others;

c)     295 for riding in the dark without a front light or rear reflector; and

d)     One for riding abreast of a motor vehicle.


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