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Who has been stopped on an e-bike?

  • 06-12-2021 9:05am
    Registered Users Posts: 22 jonnyphant

    And do you expect more stops with the new legislation on them (and checks to be made that the speed is capped to 25 km/h)?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,433 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    what tools could the gardai have to check?

    i suspect your average garda will take the 'do i not have more serious problems to worry about' attitude.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,185 ✭✭✭ zg3409

    I would expect a detailed examination if a pedestrian is hit, or if e bike driver is seriously hurt. I expect speed limits and power limits may be ignored if you are obeying the other rules of the road such as keeping off footpaths, wrong way down one ways etc. If the model of e bike sticks out like a sore thumb, I have seen a few off road type wide tyres big headlight, that may get flagged as all illegal and be watched out for. I am not sure if there are some models with no pedals that should have pedals that could be spotted a mile off. Speed limits on push bikes cannot be enforced as they have no speedometer for the rider to know they are over the limit.

    I expect the wild west will continue and the horse has already bolted. They should have legalised years ago and prosecuted shops that sold non conforming bikes and scooters. It's insane the amount of motorbike like things out there, when it's so hard/expensive to be legal on a real motor bike/moped.