From 1 January 2022, power-assisted bicycle (PAB) and e-scooter riders must pass a mandatory online theory test before they are able to ride on cycling paths and roads (applicable to PABs only). This will improve awareness of active mobility rules, code of conduct and safe riding practices, in support of a safe and sustainable active mobility landscape. There are separate tests for users of these two types of motorised devices and they will be available on Singapore Polytechnic’s (SP) Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy at www.pace.sp.edu.sg from 30 June 2021 in four languages (English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil). To help riders prepare for the tests, e-handbooks in these languages have been made available at go.gov.sg/amrules.
Discounted test fees for riders who register between 30 June to 30 September 2021
2. Riders who wish to take the test must register for an account on the theory test portal using their SingPass at least a day before taking the test. Given the minimum age required for using these active mobility devices, those registering for the tests must be at least 16 years old. E-scooter riders below the age of 16 can only ride under adult supervision, and the supervising adult will need to have passed the test.
3. Registration for the tests will begin from 30 June 2021. Those who register for the test from 30 June to 30 September 2021 will enjoy a discounted fee of $5 per test, with a free reattempt should they fail in their first try. Riders who register to take the theory test after 30 September will pay $10 per test attempt. Registration and payment can be made online via credit cards or eNETS via www.pace.sp.edu.sg. Those who want to register in person can do so at SP’s One Stop Centre and pay via NETS. Those who want to take the test in person should contact LTA at www.lta.gov.sg/feedback and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Test format and details
4. The theory test will comprise 30 multiple-choice questions for the e-scooter test and 40 for the PAB test. Those sitting for the e-scooter test and PAB test will have 30 minutes and 40 minutes respectively to complete the tests. A digital certificate, with no expiry date, will be issued to those who pass. The passing score is 80%.
5. A transition period of 6 months (from 30 June to 31 December 2021) will be provided for riders to prepare, take and complete the test before enforcement kicks in. From 1 Jan 2022, riders will be required to show their digital certificate when requested by enforcement officers. We encourage riders to register and obtain the test certificates as soon as possible, once the test is made available on 30 June 2021.