Councilor of Taichung in central Taiwan calls for formulating regulations to rein in e-bikes

Taiwan News  
Date: 2018/06/19
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Is there any law in Taiwan that can hold electric bicycles,

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which ramp about the streets of the country, in check?

Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍), said in the city council on Tuesday that besides enforcing current regulations applying to e-bikes, the city government will call for the central government to initiate legislation for comprehensive e-bike regulation, according to media reports.

Taichung City Councilor Lai Yi-huang (賴義鍠) said during a council meeting that e-bikes are migrant workers’ favorite transportation tool as riding an e-bike, which can go quite fast, requires no plate on the vehicle, no driver’s license, and there is no age limit for the rider. E-bikes are ramping around city streets with no laws to regulate them, he said, calling for the city government to come up with specific measures that can rein in the vehicle, the reports said.

In response, the mayor kicked the can down the road and said the city government will ask the central government to introduce legislation to comprehensively regular e-bikes, the reports said.       [FULL  STORY]

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