BrightonRock wrote:These rules and regs in my opinion are way behind the curve. If any government is serious about replacing short under 10 km car journeys with electric scooters or ebikes then you have to be thinking competitively, in terms of journey time.
I think 40km/h, or more realistically 50 would broaden the appeal and uptake of the technology immeasurably.
To stick your head on the sand at 25km/h is plain stupid. If you ask me..
Fair point. But we then enter licencing/registration/insurance/testing territory. Otherwise anyone with the cash could just get a pretty serious bit of kit and potentially cause havoc. 25kph is not, IMV, stupid although of course the precise figure is open to argument. Bear in mind that this is not the speed limit: you can go as fast as you like, just not with power.