Meta Description: E-bikes are fun, but are there some rules to follow while riding these bikes? To ride these bikes, you must follow the laws and drive carefully.
We're living in the future. Technology has improved our lives in all areas, and Dutch-e-bikes are one of them. SGS CE/compliant electric bikes are soaring in popularity, or sales will continue to rise.
The beauty of electric bikes lies in the fact that they are more comprehensive. The bike allows people of all ages to enjoy bicycling and always have a safe ride. But there are some rules you must follow while riding this e-bike which is discussed below.
The Law of Dutch-e-Bike
Dutch-e-bike is an upright bicycle. It's assembled to ride in an upright sitting position. Sitting upright is a weak position that will not transmit maximum power into the crank during a pedal stroke. The handlebars on this bicycle are high-up and swept back, making it extremely comfortable to ride. The design of SGS CE/compliant electric bikes is very similar to the original "safety bicycle" developed in the UK in the late 19th century.
Sitting upright also makes it easier to see what's happening around you, which can be safer when cycling in busy urban environments with many other people around. This bicycle has a step-through frame, where you can get on and off very quickly without having to swing your leg around it.
A skirt or coat guard is quite common on Dutch bicycles and prevents long articles of clothing from getting stuck in the spokes when you ride. It also helps prevent a child sitting on the back from getting their foot stuck. But sometimes, these SGS CE/compliant electric bikes are dangerous if not carefully driven.
Reason of Law Implication
Electric scooters are not allowed on the road in countries around the US, and new regulations are still being worked on in the Netherlands. The government imposes laws to cut e-bike road deaths because almost 65 people lost their lives last year to these SGS CE/compliant electric bikes.
The considerable majority were men over the age of 65. The standard e-bike reaches speeds of 12mph (20km/h), but faster models, such as speed pedelecs, can reach 28mph.
The laws include
- You can ride electric bikes if you're 14 or over.
- Have a moped license
- Have liability insurance for high-speed e-bikes.
- Ride on the cycling part which is given.
- Have a moped license plate.
- Do follow traffic rules.
- Be on your path, which is separate from others.
- Wear a helmet and gloves.
- Focus on your speed while driving.
The speed of these bikes should be at most 45 km/h. It is also recommended that if you want to go bicycling, do it in the countryside where you won't run anyone over or where you won't stop in the middle of the road to wait for someone to cross the road.
The E-scooter with electric support is only allowed in the Netherlands on public roads if the motor speed is controlled and limited to 0.25 kW, the same maximum power as E-bikes. Every other bike sold in the Netherlands is an e-bike.
Therefore, the Netherlands requires everyone to follow the laws strictly if they want to ride SGS CE/compliant electric bikes.
The Dutch-e-Bikes, are gaining popularity among many people over time. They are considered to be the best and safest vehicles to ride. But simultaneously, some laws and regulations exist to avoid any dangerous situation. Therefore, if you think of riding e-bikes, follow the above rules.