AC­TIVE LAW

The Jerusalem Post Magazine - - LETTERS -

Elec­tric bikes are for all in­tents and pur­poses only a mi­nor step down from mopeds, and sim­i­lar to these are more mo­tor­bike than bi­cy­cle – and like­wise should have com­pul­sory reg­is­tra­tion and in­sur­ance.

Ow­ing to their speed ca­pa­bil­ity both le­git­i­mate and en­hanced, the need for them be rid­den re­spon­si­bly and safely is a given. Yes, of course, ide­ally ad­di­tional spe­cial lanes should be a pri­or­ity and should be in­cor­po­rated when up­grad­ing routes or plan­ning new ones.

By the way, I note that riders and pas­sen­gers pic­tured in this ar­ti­cle were de­void of safety hel­mets. If, as stated, the law re­quires the wear­ing of hel­mets and, as men­tioned, 73% say they ride with­out, the law must be more ac­tive in ad­dress­ing this mat­ter and lay­ing down more strin­gent fines for those trans­gress­ing.

STEPHEN VISHNICK

Tel Aviv

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