The big issue is modifications? Do we want our police sniffing to see if a bike still has pedals or is modded to exceed speeds of over 50 KPH??
This video below shows an E Bike that hit an alleged speed of 103 KPH!!
I spoke with Cornwall Police Chief Dan Parkinson last week about e-bikes. We also discussed some misconceptions about laws and use of bikes and E-Bikes.
Even China is having issues with E-bikes with suggestions of permits and regulations.
For most users E- Bikes are a terrific option. You peddle as normal, but if you get tired or need assistance you just crank the handle and go. I tested one out myself and it was wonderful.
The issues become when users cross the lines and mod them or drive them in an abusive manner.
What do you think? Should E-Bikes be regulated and licensed? Should they be banned from certain areas?
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