Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport whether LTA had promoted the use of requisite regulatory front and rear lights on all bicycles and power-assisted bicycles to enhance better visibility and safety for all cyclists, pedestrians and motorists during its recent enforcement operations against errant cyclists or public outreach efforts to cyclists.
Mr S Iswaran: All bicycles, manual or power-assisted, need to have a white front light and red rear light or reflector that are clearly visible, when ridden between 7pm and 7am the following day on public paths and roads.
This is a key safe riding rule that is included in public education efforts by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), such as the recent graciousness campaign on path sharing and the ongoing road safety campaign. The importance of the use of lights, along with safe riding practices, are also featured in the recently revamped “Confidence on Wheels” programme. When conducting joint enforcement operations, LTA and the Traffic Police (TP) also use these opportunities to promote awareness of rules through the distribution of educational materials on active mobility.
Ministry of Transport
11 January 2022