Singapore panel to decide whether bicycles must have brakes after fatal fixed-gear bike incident

The review comes after a girl who was riding a fixed-gear bike fell to her death at a multi-storey carpark in Pasir Ris (right) in January.
The review comes after a girl who was riding a fixed-gear bike fell to her death at a multi-storey carpark in Pasir Ris (right) in January.PHOTOS: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Active Mobility Advisory Panel will look into whether brakes should be required for bicycles following the death of a young girl who was riding her friend's fixed-gear bike in January.

Fixed-gear bicycles generally do not have hand-operated brakes, and rely on the rider's pedal resistance to come to a halt.

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