Voices

Set conditions for use of e-bikes to boost their visibility on roads

From

Gan Kok Tiong

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Published: 4:00 AM, June 19, 2017

The Traffic Police taking tougher enforcement action on heavy-vehicle-related violations is a necessary step to minimise accidents.

The greater visibility of electric bicycles to drivers of heavy vehicles is another area the authorities need to address.

The Land Transport Authority should set some conditions for their use, such as bigger wheels and greater height to increase their visibility. Ultimately, the users of such devices need to be aware of the dangers when riding on the roads and take safety precautions.

It is better to be safe than sorry.