28 May '18, 10pm

@PaulABarter Seems like the dangers of ebikes come from homemade, low quality ebikes designed to go above 30 mph.

At the store where I work, I noticed a kid driving into our parking lot, on what looked to be a 1/5th replica VW bug, but with no doors on either side! As I was leaving work, he happened to be returning to his “vehicle”, so I asked him about it. I assumed it was a motor scooter with a canopy cab to make it useable in the rain. He told me that it was, in fact, just an experimental ELECTRIC BIKE, and that he had no driver’s license — only a learner’s permit, which allows him to drive an electric bike! Apparently his dad is working on this thing as a prototype. He said that it had a top speed of 20 mph. I informed him that he had just driven the thing down an intense major traffic route, in which even normal vehicles are at risk of grievous bodily harm from out-of-control demonic drivers — who seem to think that they’re on a major interstate with a 65 mph speed limit, while t...

Full article: https://www.electricbike.com/dangers/

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