Usuage of E-Scooter / E-bikes has been rising on the roads of Singapore in part due to their low prices if imported directly from overseas. However, as a parent you might want to put a hold on the purchase of any such e-bikes for your kids anytime soon.
While they are convenient, and like any parents whom wants to pamper their child with the best, there are safety risk to such e-bikes usage.
- electrical fire risk: there has been several cases of the bikes catching fire while being charged. for more information read: http://www.stomp.com.sg/singapore-seen/singapore/e-bike-catches-fire-while-being-charged-at-telok-blangah-cresent-coffee
- Speed of bike: electrical bike can be modified pretty much easily to travel at speed which as a parent you would not consider safe. At 70km/h the electric bike is already travelling at a speed exceeding that of the speed limit on normal roads in Singapore. For more information read: http://www.stomp.com.sg/singapore-seen/singapore/youth-puts-his-life-at-risk-by-overtaking-bus-along-mandai-road
As per most kid, they would always try silly things without being concern of their safety as such as a parent it is advisable that you take up the responsibility of educating your kid so as to prevent more accidents as we do not wish for more sad cases such as this to occur on the road.