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    Man rides custom-built pink 'Mini Bullet' on Delhi roads, calls it Pinki!!
    A video has gone viral on the internet showing a pink-coloured custom-built miniature motorcycle riding on the streets of Delhi, garnering interest from not only netizens but also turning heads out on the road. The owner of the custom motorcycle has named it 'Pinki', signifying the pink body colour of the bike including the alloy wheels.
    The 'Mini Bullet' features a single-seat, bobber-like setup with an offset monoshock at the rear and telescopic forks at the front. The retro theme of the bike is obvious with its circular headlamp and round turn indicators, with a teardrop shaped fuel tank. While the specs or dimensions of the motorcycle aren't available, it is far smaller than a regular motorcycle.    
    The motorcycle has been built by Delhi-based 'NCR Motorcycles', owned by the person seen riding it. The modifier claims that he has built this motorcycle for his daughter and is actually based on a 2013 Honda Activa scooter rather than a motorcycle. 'Pinki' uses Activa's 110 cc single-cylinder engine and chassis, with the latter having slightly modified.
    The fuel tank has been taken from a Royal Enfield motorcycle, but is of course shortened a bit. The front suspension is taken from a Honda Aviator along with the front disc, while the handlebar is said to be from Royal Enfield Classic 350. A host of parts have also been custom made like the mudguard, frame, and so on.  
    What do you think about this custom-built 'Mini Bullet'? Let us know in the comments down below.
    Article Credits: TOI
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    COE premiums fall across the board; Cat B down by S$40,000

    Vehicles are seen on a busy road in Geylang, Singapore. (File photo: CNA/Jeremy Long)
    SINGAPORE: Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums closed lower in all categories in the latest bidding exercise on Wednesday (Nov 8), with Category B premiums dropping by S$40,000 (US$29,500).
    Premiums for all car categories hit new highs in the last bidding exercise, however, premiums for Category B – for larger and more powerful cars – dropped by 26.7 per cent to S$110,001 from S$150,001.
    Open Category COEs, which can be used for any vehicle type but end up being used mainly for large cars, also saw a significant drop, with premiums falling by 20.9 per cent to S$125,011 from S$158,004.
    For Category A cars, or those 1,600cc and below with horsepower not exceeding 130bhp, premiums closed at S$95,689, down from S$106,000 in the last exercise.
    COEs for commercial vehicles, which include goods vehicles and buses, fell to S$78,001 from S$84,790 in the previous bidding exercise.
    Motorcycle premiums closed at S$10,889, down from S$11,201 in the last exercise.
    A total of 3,133 bids were received, with a quota of 2,411 COEs available.
    The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced last week that the COE quota for the November 2023 to January 2024 quarter would be increased further.
    An additional 1,614 Category A, B and C COEs were reallocated, on top of the 1,895 reallocated COEs announced last month.
    This brought the total supply of COEs for the quarter to 14,388.
    Analysts said the sharp drop in COE premiums was due to short notice of the additional quota, with the market unable to react in time.
    However, they cautioned that the drop is likely a short-term outcome, with more buyers now expected to flock to showrooms because of the lower prices.
    “As a result of this sharp drop in COE premiums, the car dealer market will start adjusting their package prices downwards. We're likely going to see more orders being made because of this,” Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) Associate Professor of Economics Walter Theseira told CNA938.
    “I think COE prices will likely be volatile for a while – perhaps for the next couple of rounds. As the market adjusts, this drop may not be sustained.”

    Article Credits: CNA
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    More riders holding on to their motorcycles as COE premiums stay high

    SINGAPORE – More motorcycle riders are holding on to their ageing bikes, as new ones become increasingly expensive due to high certificate of entitlement (COE) premiums.
    In the first eight months of 2023, 2,448 motorcycles had their COEs revalidated for 10 years. This already exceeds the 2,262 renewals made in the whole of 2022, up from 1,954 in 2021.
      For five-year renewals, the figure of 2,596 for the same period is also closing in on the 2022 total of 2,992 such renewals.
    The increase in COE renewals comes as new motorcycles become increasingly expensive to buy or rent. Those who own motorcycles are also less willing to sell them, based on the number of ownership transfers recorded.
      In 2023, motorcycle owners paid between $9,651 and $12,096 to renew their motorcycle COE for 10 years, higher than the $7,500 to $9,355 range in 2021.
    Motorcycle COE premiums soared in 2022, hitting a record of $13,189 in November that year. This pushed up the price of renewals, which is derived from the three-month average COE price.
    At the end of 2022, there were 10,137 motorcycles due to reach their 10th year in 2023. This will be when owners can decide whether to deregister their vehicles, or revalidate the COE for either five or 10 years.
      According to Land Transport Authority (LTA) data, proportionately more smaller motorcycles had their COEs renewed in 2023 than in the past two years.
    This refers to motorcycles with an engine capacity of up to 400cc, which include motorcycles that tend to be used for basic transport and food delivery services.
    There were 3,798 motorcycles with engines of up to 400cc that had their COEs renewed in the first eight months of 2023.
    This surpassed the 2,823 renewals in 2021, and is likely to at least match the 3,919 renewals seen in the whole of 2022.
    Five-year extensions are more popular for such motorcycles as owners pay half the cost to renew a COE for 10 years.
    However, the COE cannot be extended further unlike those that are renewed for 10 years.
      In the first eight months of 2023, the number of five-year renewals for smaller motorcycles was more than double that of 10-year renewals.
    The situation is reversed for motorcycles with engines larger than 400cc – 1,110 such motorcycles had their COEs renewed for 10 years, compared with just 136 that had the five-year option.
    Owners have one month to renew their COE after it expires, subject to late renewal fees.
    The most current available data on revalidation is up to August.
    It is also possible to revalidate a COE before it expires, forfeiting its remaining value.
    Unlike with cars, motorcycles do not get rebates on taxes paid when they are deregistered before the end of their 10th year.
    This means owners who keep their motorcycles on the road for the entire 10 years will not be forfeiting any scrap value.
    Based on published data from LTA, in September, a new Yamaha Nmax 155, without COE, cost $4,191. Registering one will cost around $15,000, after the COE price is included.
    An owner is thus more likely to renew the COE for his existing motorcycle, if it is still in working condition, than buy a new one.
    Article Credits: asia1.topnews.media
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    4 teens, aged 17-19, arrested for stealing motorcycle in Pasir Ris, linked to another case

    The police have arrested four teenagers, aged between 17 and 19, for their suspected involvement in two cases of theft of motorcycles.
    The police received a report from a victim on Oct. 22 at about 8:40am, stating that his motorcycle parked at a car park along Pasir Ris Central was purportedly stolen.
    Through follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from police cameras and closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the four teenagers and arrested them on Oct. 24.
    Preliminary investigations also revealed that the teenagers were allegedly involved in another case of theft of motorcycle.
    The stolen motorcycles were subsequently recovered.
    Three of the four teenagers were charged in court on Oct. 26 with the offence of theft of a motor vehicle.
    The offence carries a jail term of up to seven years and a fine.
    Police investigations are ongoing for the remaining 17-year-old teenager.
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    Johor Gets S$48M Budget To Ease Causeway Congestion, Includes New Walkway & M-Bike Lanes

    Johor plans upgrades to address congestion at Causeway
    According to Channel NewsAsia (CNA), Johor will receive RM168.7 million (S$48.6 million) to introduce measures that will ease congestion for travellers entering and leaving Malaysia.
    The four measures will be in three different projects, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said.
      In addition, Immigration Department officers on land duty will receive incentives. Malaysia has allocated RM7.93 million (S$2.2 million) a year for these incentives.
    The upgrades include the construction of 77 automated border control systems or M-Bike lanes for a total cost of RM61.7 million (S$17.8 million).
    The Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex at the Sultan Iskandar Building will have 44 such lanes.
      Meanwhile, the Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar (KSAB) of the Second Link Crossing in Iskandar Puteri will have 33.
    Furthermore, there are plans to build halls, upgrades and carry out new projects at KSAB, amounting to RM106.9 million (S$30.8 million).
    The construction of a covered pedestrian walkway along the Causeway is reportedly also in the works.
      Number of travellers expected to return to pre-pandemic figures
    Datuk Seri Fadillah said that the incentives for Immigration Department officers is in line with the Madani Malaysia framework, reported Malay Mail.
      In addition, there will be further discussion to extend them further to Immigration Department officers in Sabah and Sarawak.
    Source: Malay Mail
    Explaining the reason for the upgrades, Datuk Seri Fadillah noted the expected increase in travellers entering the country via the Malaysia-Singapore land crossings. He estimated the increase to be at a rate of 15% yearly. By 2025, the figure could stand at 157 million travellers.
    As of last month, 98 million travellers reportedly crossed the Malaysia-Singapore crossings.
    Datuk Seri Fadillah said that this number will be expected to return to pre-Covid 19 figures, increasing to about 136 million by the end of this year.
    Article credits: mustsharenews
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    Teen In China Sells Inherited House At Half The Price To Buy Motorcycle
    The court expressed surprise at Xiaohua's childish behaviour, but his mother insisted it was an unfair trade.
    The deal was cancelled after the teen's family moved court. A teenager in China sold a property he inherited worth 1 million yuan ($139,000) as half price to buy a motorcycle, a report in South China Morning Post (SCMP) said. However, a legal action by the family of 18-year-old cancelled the sale. The incident took place in Henan province in central China and came to limelight after the matter was brought before a court, the outlet further said. The court examined the papers of the deal between the teen, nicknamed Xiaohua, and two property dealers and found it unfair.
    The teenager decided to sell the property he inherited from his grandfather after his parents refused to buy him a motorcycle. He did not inform the parents and approached the property agents.
    The 18-year-old agreed to sell it for $72,000, and the property agent further sold it to another agent for a profit, the SCMP report said.
    When Xiaohua's mother learned about the deal, she approached the property agents and requested them to cancel the deal. But when they refused, the parents took the legal route.
    The court expressed surprise at Xiaohua's childish behaviour, but his mother insisted it was an unfair trade.
    The judge then examined the sale deed and listened to the conversation between the teenager and the property agents. It arrived at the conclusion that the teenager was unaware of the property's market value and that the property agent duped him to sell it at much lower price.
    "Xiaowu (the name of the property dealer) took advantage of Xiaohua," the judge said, as per SCMP report.
    Post a commentThe court overturned the deal, and awarded the ownership of the property to Xiaohua.
    Article Credits: NDTV
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    Motorcycle rider who rammed into JPJ roadblock in PD, injuring officer, pleads guilty in court – RM5k fine

    The motorcycle rider who attempted to ride through a JPJ roadblock and rammed into an officer, injuring him, has pleaded guilty at the Port Dickson magistrate court. He has been handed a RM5,000 fine by the court, TV3 reported.
    The video of the incident, which went viral, showed a motorcyclist attempting to evade a JPJ roadblock, swerving and hitting an officer in the process. Both fell from the impact, and the rider was arrested.
    The roadblock was on a highway in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, and the incident happened last Sunday. It has been said that the rider, who was on a Yamaha 125ZR, attempted the dangerous manoeuvre as he did not have a valid license.
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    Troubleshooting a Stiff Motorcycle Clutch Lever: 13 Potential Causes and Detailed Fixes
    Operating a motorcycle's clutch lever should be smooth and effortless. When it starts to feel stiff or resistant, it's essential to identify the underlying issue.

    Below, we delve into 13 specific causes of a hard-to-pull clutch lever and offer detailed solutions for each scenario.
    1.) Dirty or Damaged Clutch Cable:
    Issue: Accumulated dirt and damage within the cable housing hinder smooth movement.
    Solution: Inspect for cable damage and thoroughly clean. Lubricate using a cable lubrication tool to restore proper function.
    2.) Clutch Cable Obstruction:
    Issue: The cable might be snagging or pinched along its route, impeding free movement.
    Solution: Conduct a visual inspection along the cable's path. Reroute if necessary to ensure unobstructed motion.
    3.) Excessive Clutch Cable Tension:
    Issue: Over-tightened cable creates unnecessary pressure on clutch return springs, leading to a stiffer lever.
    Solution: Adjust the cable tension at the lever for the recommended 3-4 mm of free play.

    4.) Maintenance of Clutch Lever Pivot Point:
    Issue: A dirty, rusted, or overly tight pivot point restricts lever movement.
    Solution: Clean the pivot point thoroughly with soap and water, and lubricate it with WD40. If corroded, consider replacement.
    5.) Improper Clutch Lever Adjustment:
    Issue: Incorrect lever positioning can make clutch operation more strenuous.
    Solution: If adjustable, set the lever to a comfortable position for two-finger operation.

    6.) Clutch Actuator Issues:
    Issue: Damaged or corroded actuator arms impede movement.
    Solution: Inspect the actuator arm and pushrod for damage. Seek professional assistance for replacement or thorough cleaning.
    7.) Stiff Clutch Springs:
    Issue: Heavy-duty springs increase resistance at the lever.
    Solution: Consider installing appropriately rated springs or explore aftermarket hydraulic clutch options.
    8.) Damage to Clutch Plates or Basket:
    Issue: Although rare, damage to clutch components can cause binding.
    Solution: Open the clutch cover, inspect the friction plates, and replace if necessary.
    9.) Low Transmission Oil Level:
    Issue: Wet clutches require sufficient oil for optimal function.
    Solution: Ensure proper oil levels in both the engine and transmission.
    10.) Clutch Lever Length and Condition:
    Issue: A broken or short lever reduces leverage, making it harder to pull.
    Solution: Replace the lever if damaged. Consider installing an aftermarket lever for improved ergonomics.
    11.) Clutch Lever Positioning:
    Issue: Incorrect positioning strains the wrist and forearm.
    Solution: Adjust the lever's position on the handlebars for a natural wrist alignment.

    12.) Sticking Master or Slave Cylinder:
    Issue: In hydraulic systems, binding in the cylinders can increase resistance.
    Solution: Consider professional maintenance or cylinder replacement if necessary.
    13.) Weak Hand and Wrist Muscles:
    Issue: In some cases, the problem may be weak hand muscles.
    Solution: Strengthen hand and arm muscles through targeted exercises and grip strengtheners.
               A well-functioning clutch lever is crucial for a smooth and safe riding experience. By meticulously troubleshooting potential issues and applying the corresponding solutions, riders can ensure their motorcycle's clutch operation remains efficient and comfortable. Remember, routine maintenance and proper adjustments are key to preserving the longevity and performance of your clutch system.
    Article Credits: Adventure Bike Troop
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    Pedestrian gets jail for injuring motorcyclist while dashing across road to catch bus
    This is the first case of its kind where a pedestrian caused an accident of this nature by running across the road.

    Screengrab from Google Street View of Yishun Avenue 1, towards Mandai Avenue.
    SINGAPORE: A man who wanted to catch a bus dashed across a three-lane road, continuing to run even when he saw a motorcyclist mere metres from him.
    His backpack struck the motorcyclist, who fell off his vehicle and sustained three fractures.
    Hu Zhangwen, a 48-year-old Chinese national, was jailed for three weeks on Friday (Sep 😎 after pleading guilty to one count of causing hurt by a rash act endangering human life.
    The court heard that Hu, a woodcrafter who made wooden doors, had ended work on the evening of Feb 28, 2022 and was on his way home.
    He was walking towards a bus stop that was located along Yishun Avenue 1 in the direction of Mandai Avenue, as he intended to take a bus to Khatib MRT Station.
    When he saw that the bus was nearing the stop at about 8.25pm, he dashed from his location to the central divider, before running across a three-lane road.
    He did not have the right of way as he was jaywalking, said the prosecution.
    The victim, a 54-year-old Malaysian man, was riding his motorcycle in the second lane.
    While Hu was running, he saw the victim's motorcycle about 2m to 3m away from him, but decided that he could continue crossing despite knowing the risk that the motorcycle could hit him.
    The victim sounded his horn and swerved his motorcycle to avoid Hu, but hit Hu's backpack. This caused the motorcycle to skid, and the victim fell off his bike.
    He was taken to hospital with fractures to his arm, shoulder and wrist.
    He had to undergo two surgeries and had an arm placed in a sling. He also was hospitalised for 12 days and given 74 days of hospitalisation leave.
    As a result of the accident, Hu's backpack snapped and the victim's motorcycle was scratched.
    Deputy Public Prosecutor Sean Teh asked for four to eight weeks' jail. He said Hu had no previous convictions, but added that there were no other reported precedents like this case.
    He cited the harm caused to the victim, who had at least three fractures, and the "significant potential harm" if other vehicles had been in the area.
    He said Hu had "knowingly flouted traffic rules by running across a dual carriageway when he did not have the right of way", continuing to run even when the motorcycle was very close to him.
    Defence lawyer Liaw Jin Poh asked for the maximum fine of S$5,000 (US$3,700) instead, telling the court that there was "no analogous precedent for a pedestrian running across the road and causing an accident like this".
    "The accused was a worker in Singapore. He was trying to go home," said Mr Liaw. "He was rushing across the road, albeit jaywalking, then he caused an accident."
    "Something else could've happened ... it could've been the motorcyclist who knocked into him, then the person standing in the dock would've been the motorcyclist instead, because it would've been the accused who was injured instead," said Mr Liaw.
    He added that this "is really a freak accident".
    He gave an analogy of a lawyer carrying a big backpack running up an escalator full of people and hitting someone when turning "a bit".
    If someone on the escalator falls back and is injured, it would be a similar freak accident, he said.
    "That's why there's no other reported cases of a person running across with a backpack and the backpack hit this motorcyclist, causing him to have an accident," said Mr Liaw.
    He said his client did not "deserve to sit in jail because of this freak accident that occurred".
    Mr Liaw pointed out that the maximum fine for jaywalking was S$500 and urged the judge to impose a fine of S$5,000 instead.
    The prosecution did not seek a compensation order, saying "the loss is hard to quantify".
    In sentencing, District Judge Teoh Ai Lin said each case turns on its own facts. However, she noted that serious harm was caused to the victim by Hu's rash acts, committed while jaywalking and flouting traffic rules.
    She found that jail was warranted in this case.
    For causing hurt by a rash act endangering human life, Hu could have been jailed for up to a year, fined up to S$5,000, or both.
    Article Credits: CNA
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    How Your Motorcycle Helmet Design Can Save Your Life

    All motorcyclists need to wear a motorcycle helmet, according to Singapore law. But understanding the “why” behind this law and how your motorcycle helmet works to protect you can significantly bolster your conviction to never ride without one.
    First and foremost, without the structural protection of a car, the motorcycle helmet acts as a piece of armour for the rider against serious head injuries in the event of a crash or collision.
    Because it’s such a crucial piece of protective equipment, choosing the right type and fit are incredibly important to ensure optimal protection.
    In this article, we take an inside look into how motorbike helmets are designed to help mitigate damage in the event of a motorcycle accident, and what you need to pay attention to specifically. 
    It’s also essential to note that only PSB-approved helmets are allowed for use in Singapore, so pay special attention to the section below on how to ensure your motorcycle helmet meets the safety standards in Singapore! 
    The 5 Design Components of a Motorcycle Helmet
    It’s clear that your motorcycle helmet protects your head from hard impact. But understanding what goes into motorcycle helmet design and how exactly each component works to protect you as a rider can deepen your respect for this utilitarian motorcycle gear piece.
    1. Hit Zone
    In a motorcycle accident, the rider is very often thrown off the bike. Your head landing on the hard ground can cause some serious damage. 

    And we’re not talking just outer injuries such as a cracked jaw or skull, but also traumatic brain injuries that occur inside, such as a coup-contrecoup injury (when the brain shifts violently inside the skull), or hematomas (bleeding) that can lead to serious brain damage, and even death.
    You would think that the hugest hit zones would be the front and back of a helmet, but surprisingly - and important to note! - the most major impact zone is the chin and jaw area, followed by the forehead. 

    That is why full face helmets are always recommended, since they offer the highest level of protection. 

    Open face helmets are popular in Singapore because they are lighter, easier to put on and take off, and also cooler in the hot Singapore weather. But it’s also worthy to consider that the coolness you feel from the additional exposed area can also be a negative when you need protection the most.
    If, in the event of a bike accident, you land face first on the road, you will be thankful you splurged a bit extra on a quality full face helmet instead of an open face helmet with just a padded chin strap.

    2. Outer Shell
    The outer shell of a bike helmet is obviously the first point of impact in an accident. That’s why it’s usually made of tough materials like polycarbonate or fiberglass, to prevent the penetration of sharp and high speed objects, as well as to withstand hard knocks and abrasions from daily use.
    Most importantly, it helps distribute the force of impact over a larger area in a motorcycle accident. This prevents that intense, concentrated force from a collision from affecting a single point in your skull and head, and reduces the risk of skull fractures or localized injuries. 
    For this simple reason, you should always purchase a new motorcycle helmet, as you will never know what kind of damage or shock a second hand bike helmet might have undergone, thus significantly reducing its protective power.
    3. Impact-Absorbing Liner
    A tough outer shell may help against hard knocks, but just like an egg shell, it isn’t enough of a safety barrier between your head and the gravel road or pavement to keep you safe.

    That’s why all motorcycle helmets are also designed with an impact-absorbing liner, typically made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam. 

    While the outer shell might bend and warp, the impact-absorbing liner compresses upon impact, cushioning your head, and effectively absorbing and dispersing the energy generated during a crash. 

    By absorbing some of the impact force, the helmet (and this liner in particular) minimizes the transfer of force to your head and brain in a great way. The dense inner layer also absorbs the shock and inertia created, when the helmet stops and the head continues moving from the impact. It’s sort of like a form of bubble wrap for your head, to prevent the contents from rattling too much!

    Tip!  Motorbike helmet manufacturers like Arai and Shoei recommend that motorcyclists should change their helmets every 5 years, even if the outer shell has no damage. This is because the foam inside the helmet might have degraded over time, and might not offer the same level of protection as a newly manufactured helmet.
    4. Retention System
    Needless to say, a motorcycle helmet can only protect you if it remains on your head in a crash. 

    Whether you’re wearing a full face helmet, or an open face helmet, the chin straps and fasteners are designed as part of this mechanism to keep your helmet on at all times, and not fly off in a high-impact situation.

    So it’s crucial that your chin straps and fasteners are secure when you’re riding. When properly positioned, you should be able to put just two fingers between your chin and the strap, and not more than that. 
    An important point to note is that the only approved type of chin strap system allowed in Singapore is the double D-ring attachment system, so make sure that you are choosing a motorcycle helmet that meets Singapore’s safety standards.
    The best protection is a bike helmet that fits you well and sits comfortably and snug on your head. There shouldn’t be any pressure points around the head, and the helmet should not be too loose or too tight.

    5. Motorcycle Helmet Visor
    For day to day use, your motorcycle helmet visor will help you manage wind resistance, dust, fog, and generally help keep your visibility optimal while on the roads. For extra safety, you can consider getting a motorcycle helmet with a built-in sun visor, or wear sunglasses while riding to reduce sun glare.

    In the event of a crash, however, your helmet visor also serves as an essential shield to protect your face and eyes against flying debris, road particles, and other road hazards that can cause injury.
    That is why your helmet visor or face shield is also designed to be an impact-resistant barrier against foreign object penetration, and also disperses the force of impact over a larger area, providing an additional layer of protection.
    Check this out!  Here’s a really interesting animation to explain how motorcycle helmets keep you safe, produced by American motorcycle helmet company SNELL. While their helmets are not currently approved for use in Singapore, the logic still stands!
    The Importance of Singapore PSB Approved Helmets

    As a responsible motorcyclist, you should always protect yourself while riding. In Singapore, you can be issued a penalty of $150 and 3 demerit points for failing to wear or not securely wearing a protective helmet. So, you should invest in a good bike helmet that meets all the crucial requirements and safety standards. 

    It’s also worth noting that in Singapore, motorbike riders caught wearing non-approved helmets could face severe penalties. The current law states that first-time offenders could be jailed for up to three months and/or fined up to S$500. If you’re caught a second time, you could be jailed for up to six months and/or fined up to S$1,000. And the Singapore government is even seeking to impose stiffer penalties on the importing or selling of non-approved helmets.
      The safety requirements for motorcyclists’ protective helmets is based on the Singapore Standard 9 : 2014, which is listed by the PSB (Singapore’s Productivity and Standards Board), now renamed SPRING (Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board) Singapore.
    Based on this, testing of motorcycle helmets involving various methods is conducted by a German testing, inspection and certification firm, known as TUV SUD. 
    This organization is responsible for testing the protective padding material, motorcycle shell structure integrity, helmet visor and the effectiveness of the retention system that keeps the helmet snug on the rider’s head. 
    If approved, a sticker with a blue tick and the words “Batch Inspected” is affixed at the back of the helmet to certify that it’s compliant with the safety standards and approved for use in Singapore.
    (Source: channelnewsasia.com)
    Important!  ONLY PSB approved helmets with this approved sticker are legal for use in Singapore. Helmets that have passed international testing such as the ECE (Economic Commission for Europe), DOT (US Department of Transportation), and SNELL safety standards are not recognized in Singapore as approved helmets.
    Never Ride Without a Helmet!
    Knowing what you now know about how the various design components in your motorcycle helmet help keep you safe and alive, you should remember to never ride without a (/an approved) helmet!
    However, it’s possible that bike accidents may still occur even if you take all the necessary precautions to avoid the fatal risk of skull damage and traumatic brain injury. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident resulting in serious injury – whether sustained by yourself or another road user – that’s when your motorcycle insurance is going to help. That’s why it is important to choose the right bike insurance cover and protection to cater for unexpected incidents.
    Article Credits: DirectAsia
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