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14-08-2018, 14:53   #1
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e-scooters to become legal in Germany

https://www.autozeitung.de/plev-e-sc...al-194626.html
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Personal light electric vehicles will be legislated for.
This will allow them to travel the streets like bikes do now.

They might be obliged to carry a reg. number like mopeds with 50 euro insurance or maybe just like a bike with no insurance or reg. number.

They will certainly remove one reason for owning a car in urban Germany where the public spaces are already bike friendly.
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14-08-2018, 14:56   #2
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Presumably, the e-vehicles are equated with bicycles and their maximum speed is limited to 20 km / h. Helmet will probably not exist.
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Eine Helmpflicht wird es wahrscheinlich nicht geben
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An obligation to wear a helmet will probably not be mandated.
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Germany are ahead of the times really! We need to start pushing the government to change things. An absolute embarrassment of a country we are!
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Germany are ahead of the times really! We need to start pushing the government to change things. An absolute embarrassment of a country we are!
chill, its still not legal in Germany and looks like the middle of the year before it'll come through.

https://www.wired.de/article/e-rolle...in-deutschland
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Yes..

Yes, but I believe in France it is legal. Just saying, if Germany are making them legal, we need to follow their path. People deserve an alternative to a car or motorbike.
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Yes, but I believe in France it is legal. Just saying, if Germany are making them legal, we need to follow their path. People deserve an alternative to a car or motorbike.
As long as they have CBT and insurance. I would be ok with it.

These scooter riders seem to ride with blinkers on , no awareness of the dangers around them, and ride all over the road.

Its only a matter of time before the inevitable happens.
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Yes, but I believe in France it is legal. Just saying, if Germany are making them legal, we need to follow their path. People deserve an alternative to a car or motorbike.
You mean like bicycles, buses, trains, trams and, God forbid, shank's mare - however did we manage before.
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I want to use an e scooter with airless tires. I think having electric assist bikes are still limited for going up hill. The fact is, self accelerating small vehicles can have speed limits set on them. No reason they can't be regulated and used on the road like normal bikes. We should have the right to use! Stupid lazy legislation is what caused this. They should be an option for us, like they are in other countries.
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You mean like bicycles, buses, trains, trams and, God forbid, shank's mare - however did we manage before.
Yes but not every City has them. E scooters are a viable alternative to bikes.
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As long as they have CBT and insurance. I would be ok with it.

These scooter riders seem to ride with blinkers on , no awareness of the dangers around them, and ride all over the road.

Its only a matter of time before the inevitable happens.
CBT?

they're no more dangerous than bikes. Yes, the inevitable will happen, it happens to cyclists and pedestrians every year, nobody (sane) suggests they should have insurance.
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Germany are ahead of the times really! We need to start pushing the government to change things. An absolute embarrassment of a country we are!

Say the same to the fools who drive around with only fog lights on!
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they're on trial in several cities over here but govt and police are encouraging people to use the footpath rather than the road, I really don't get that...
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they're on trial in several cities over here but govt and police are encouraging people to use the footpath rather than the road, I really don't get that...
Over here you can't use them on the footpath or road. You can use bikes on both aswell.
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Ireland will choose to copy the legislation that turns out to be the most expensive for the consumer and that produces some tax revenue to be frittered away with usual lack of accountability -> road tax and insurance no doubt.

pretty much a given unfortunately.

would be pleasantly shocked with any other outcome
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