[quoteRe: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Postby Psamathe » 1 Jan 2021, 2:03pm
IWhats the issue.The police will not bother monitoring the speeds attained-they do little about cars which can be identified.If the speed limit is increased by the state they will rightly demand
C a test
D registration plate
These measures would be excellent.
I'd suspect that if the above were introduced for eBikes then there would be a big risk of it being introduced for all bikes. Certainly pressure from those groups who already think cyclists should pay VED, etc. and from a Police perspective not always easy to tell if it's an eBike or a non-eBike. Plus if an eBike needs tax, insurance, a test and registration plate to go above 25 km/h then why not any bike going above 25 km/h? There might be a strong argument that the risks are from the speed rather than what is powering that speed.
Too many bikes to monitor,and not enforcable.
Electrically assisted bikes, trikes, etc.
I think I'm going to start a petition to allow cars to go above 70mph, as long as they do it with driver energy only, no motor assist.