03 Feb 2020

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Traffic Accidents Involving Bicycles and Electric Bicycles, and Actions Taken, by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Question:

Mr Melvin Yong Yik Chye: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) in the past five years, what is the number of traffic accidents involving bicycles and electric bicycles respectively; (b) what enforcement efforts have been carried out so far and what actions have been taken against errant cyclists; and (c) how can Traffic Police better educate cyclists on safe riding.

 

Answer:

  1. From 2015 to 2019, there were an average of 520 and 39 road accidents annually involving cyclists riding bicycles and power-assisted bicycles (PABs) respectively.

     

  2. To deter against disorderly or unsafe cycling behaviours, Traffic Police (TP) conducts enforcement at hotspots as well as locations reported by members of the public where unsafe road behaviour by cyclists is observed. Over the past five years, TP issued an average of 1,377 summonses per year to cyclists for various offences such as riding in a disorderly manner and riding in the hours of darkness without a front light.

     

  3. TP raises awareness of safe riding practices for cyclists through regular road safety talks at schools, companies and various community events. TP will continue to work with the Land Transport Authority, and other community partners such as the Singapore Road Safety Council to educate the public on the importance of safe riding.
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