With the rising popularity of Electric Bicycles or Power-Assisted Bicycles (PAB) in Singapore, especially among the Food Delivery Community, it is important for everyone to know a couple of procedures / practices that they should and should not follow. It ranges from the law, safety and maintenance practices.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a new or an old E-Bike owner in Singapore. Whether you are using your E-Bikes for Food Delivering purposes or Leisure purposes. Here are a couple of Do’s and Don’ts for you
Do’s Of Owning an E-Bike
DO Follow Rules Set By Land Transport Authority
The Land Transport Authority is very stern about the usage of Electric Bicycles. Familiarise yourself with them before embarking on your first journey with it. You don’t really want to get caught by LTA officers on your first day riding it.
DO Fully Charge Your E-Bikes Before Every Ride
Similar to your mobile devices, you will have a better riding experience when you start with a full charge. Also, you will be able to travel a further distance with a fully-charged battery as compared to a half empty batte
DO a Safety Check Before Every Ride
You never know when your E-Bike might fail on you. Your Brake Pads could be worn out already by now, Your Tyres could have a nail stuck into it. Always Check before every ride!
DO Basic Maintenance Every Now And Then
If you are unsure of what kind of maintenance your E-Bike needs, you may view our Blog Post a while back where we share a couple of Tips on E-Bike Maintenance. E-Bike Maintenance is not as complicated as it looks!
DO Always be Aware On The Road
Educate yourself on Road Safety. Look out for safety hazards like slippery ground or pot holes. Watch out for any obstacles. Always pay attention to where you are going. You may also view our Blog Post about Riding on Singapore Roads.
Don’ts Of Owning An E-Bike
Don’t Try To Break The Rules
LTA officers are deployed to monitor and stop E-Bike Riders from doing illegal acts such as riding on the footpath. First-Time offenders can be fined up to $2,000
Don’t Over-Charge Your Batteries
Charging for longer hours than it’s supposed to could deteriorate the battery quality and in the long run could eventually lead to misfortune accidents like explosions.
Don’t Park Under The Sun
Exposing your battery to sun for a long period of time could overheat the battery and it may lead to misfortune accidents as well.
Don’t Handle the E-Bike roughly
Treat it like how you would treat your bicycle or motorcycle. Make it stand upright. Avoid letting it lay flat on the ground. This is also part of E-Bike maintenance.
Don’t Assume that drivers can see you
Especially when you are on the road, wear clothes that would make you visible. Signal to drivers whenever you are turning. Watch out for vehicles. Once again you may view our Blog Post about Riding on Singapore Roads.
If you are still unsure, you can contact us through our Facebook Page and our team of Trained E-Bike Experts would be more than glad to help you out!