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Stop irresponsible riding before accidents happen

Motorised bicycles are becoming a common mode of transport. It is convenient and cheap, incurring no taxes. Unfortunately, there is an irresponsible riding culture, as riders do not assume responsibility when there is an accident.

Lawrence Wong

Motorised bicycles are becoming a common mode of transport. It is convenient and cheap, incurring no taxes. Unfortunately, there is an irresponsible riding culture, as riders do not assume responsibility when there is an accident.

They ride on roads behaving as both pedestrians and riders. The speed limit of 25kmh is laughable, as they soup up their “bicycles”. Meanwhile, the authorities appear uninterested in regulating them. Must accidents happen before things change? And who bears the cost of these accidents? Riders should be made to carry insurance, and motorised bicycles should be treated as motorcycles.

Mr Ivan Goh hit the nail on the head in his letter “Motorised bicycles should be registered with number plates” (Sept 19).

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