fullupandslowingdown wrote:so, if scooters do become road legal subject to perhaps a 15mph limit, how about getting the maximum assisted speed for electric bikes raised to 25mph. any thoughts? In the same way that the illegal use of CBs in the UK eventually led to them being legalised, albeit in a slightly different format to the ones used and imported from the usa etc, we all know of cyclists who have electric bikes capable of trashing the legal speed, whether by design or by tampering. Legalise and control through sensible proportionate licensing.
Personally I think 20mph should be the limit for e-assisted cycles unregistered,over which some form of licencing is needed with 30mph being the next level needing some form of reg plate and third party insurance