Safety Regulations for e-bikes to Start Next Year

Safety regulations for e-bikes to start next yearThe city traffic department will be implementing road safety regulations starting January 1. The regulations will target electric bicycles riders in Shenzhen that carrying passengers or goods. When caught, the riders will have to pay a fine of almost 2,000 yuan and will have their bicycles confiscated.

The stiff penalties are to ensure that riders stick to regulations and control the use of electric bikes on the road. Fines will also be implemented on bike riders whose bicycles surpass the national standards set if the bicycles are used on the roads. According to the national standards electric bikes should not run more than 20 km per hour and should not weigh more that 40 kilograms.

Existing fines for violations were only 200 yuan, with the fine this increased to 2,000 yuan if the bike was caught carrying a passenger or goods. Disabled bike riders will be fined half when they are caught carrying passengers or goods.

Shenzhen has 500,000 electric bike owners, and the city implemented a ban on the bikes last June due to safety reasons. The  six month trial  ban will end in December 5.

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