Why Electric Bikes are More Dangerous than Motorcycles

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More fun, more speed and less effort. E-bikes seem like a no-brainer. But not so fast. These innocent little electric bicycles are a lot closer to motorcycles than pedal bikes when it comes to injury rates.
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Tommy Ohlrich
Tommy Ohlrich Prieš 7 val
Do they make electric motorcycles that are decent? I dunno if I’ve ever seen or heard of one-
Y A Prieš 8 val
Totally agree
bgm1911 Prieš 17 val
At some point you also have to factor it takes a lot more effort to ride a motorcycle (physical abilities and costs), but with a bicycle you only need a couple functioning brain cells, and for some that isn't enough.
Joe Liotine
Joe Liotine Prieš 21 val
E-bikers are cheaters
jibboom2112 Prieš 22 val
I want to be a Nerd soooo bad, but I hate math
leeedsonetwo Prieš dieną
E bikes are cheap, that is the attraction. I think that if it is powered and can reach more than say 15 miles per hour it should be classed as a motorbike.
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer Prieš dieną
Why dont They charge while you dive???
Omi Biswas
Omi Biswas Prieš 2 dienas
Wut about 'Zero' motorcycles?
一三Gnefitisis Prieš 2 dienas
That's why I'm not half ass. Either I pedal bike or I finally buy that moto my wife won't let me get.
Kim R
Kim R Prieš 2 dienas
Ageist little bleep, aren't ya?
Snarky . Live
Snarky . Live Prieš 2 dienas
This is why I ride a 5 foot tall KTM 1290 SAR in hi-vis orange. Accelerate out of the danger folks. That intersection where that bike almost got hit at first? If I was on a motorcycle, even with the right of way I would have slowed down and waved to grab their attention. Even if I was in my 5000# SUV, I would make sure they saw me, I had a pickup run a stop sign and hit me at low speed just the other day.
Andrew Saulnier
Andrew Saulnier Prieš 2 dienas
How about ban all bicycles on public roads? They're dangerous. The riders are selfish, arrogant and entitled. They slow down motorized vehicles. And to bicyclists, it's always someone else's fault. At least require licenses, insurance and proper training. And, of course, taxes. There needs to be registration and taxes collected. Many roads in my town lost a lane for cars so that bikes have their own lane. But hardly anyone ever rides in them. Just fooling thinking.
Yong Yea
Yong Yea Prieš 2 dienas
970 Israelites gave this a thumbs down.
Gustavo Alvise
Gustavo Alvise Prieš 3 dienas
I used to cycle daily to uni before covid hit, and the thing I hated the most about eBikes is that they can't have a lane with appropriate traffic by design. They cruise around 40km/h, while cars cruise around 60km/h and pedal bikes around 20km/h, assuming a straight with no major obstructions and no elevation change. In Brazilian traffic law, it is stated that vehicles that exceed 25km/h should not use cycling lanes, but they do it anyways, becoming a danger to other people by going far above reasonable speeds for the width of the lane and their own ability to manouver. Hell, I know that when I'm going down a hill at high speeds I should use the car lanes, so I don't crash into a cyclist going uphill.
David Prieš 3 dienas
Solution, buy a Zero motorcycle and be done with it.
Paul B
Paul B Prieš 3 dienas
Where can you ride an ebike at 60kph without gear? I get that you have to be able to move to pedal, but you're riding an electric motorbike basically... My ebike tops out at 25kph UK road legal, my Motorbike not so much. I'd love the ebike to go faster and preferably without peddling but on a cycle path I can see the issues there.
Logan Taylor
Logan Taylor Prieš 3 dienas
Fun fact, here in NewZealand it cost about $80 to register a car 12months to drive on the road legally, it cost close to $500 to register a motorcycle because of the ACC levy that they charge. This in on top of any insurance u pay for the bike which is also hugely expensive here. For this reason ebikes are bevoming pretty popular here and its only aatter time before people start getting smoked on them
generic camera
generic camera Prieš 3 dienas
Most of those accident's shown in the video were really just stupid rider's. Most of the time when car's strike motorcycle's or pedestrian's it is usually the fault of stupid driver's. The last stat I saw put car driver's at fault in 2 out of 3 collision's with cycle's.
Jane Lawson
Jane Lawson Prieš 3 dienas
Ultimately, the danger is cars. They're heavy, fast, give the driver poor visibility and a sense of entitlement, and our entire infrastructure has been designed around them at the expense of all other modes. They're also very poorly suited for the trips they're actually used for. Going to work is better by transit or some sort of two-wheeler, shopping is better handled by two-wheelers, and travelling 400km to another city makes the most sense on a train. Ultimately, if we want to reduce road deaths, we need to stop prioritising the car over practical means of transport.
jason keen
jason keen Prieš 3 dienas
Could you compare E bikers the boomers on modern motorcycles. Where as Joe Normal is used to a pedal powered bike, put him on a E bike and he's not used to the power and speed. And with a Boomer who used to ride motorbikes in the 60's now retired get a new bike and writes themselves off. Watching your video and seeing dump asses on bikes, some of them deserve to be out of the gene pool.
Calluna Prieš 3 dienas
Isnt the issue more with using a bicycle as a motorcycle? They shouldnt go 60 and you need better separated infrastructure.
Derek Bender
Derek Bender Prieš 4 dienas
better idea: incentivize less car commuting.
Arun Rathee
Arun Rathee Prieš 4 dienas
This video needs to get billion views🙏🙏
ihategoogleplus Prieš 4 dienas
i'm sure if you do fall off that chin and jaw line will keep you safe
Journeyfortwo Prieš 4 dienas
In Australia the motor cuts out at 25kph
Sam W
Sam W Prieš 4 dienas
In the Netherlands we have a biking culture with designated bike paths all across the country. But these things that can go a certain speed, have to drive on the road or at least in the cities, you're actually required to have a license, insurance, prorective gear, helmet. That makes them unpopular to say a normal bike that can get you anywhere in the city under 30 minutes.
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vIBED oUT • Channel Prieš 5 dienų
I think there's just one thing one needs to know about electric bikes Mostly they don't make sense As normal bicycles are unbeatable because No fuel Good for health Doesn't harm the environment Plus if you get solid airless tyres You need to worry about nothing So electric.. not really
Ricardo Prieš 5 dienų
Alternatively, if you don't want to pay for motorcycle insurance, slap some fairings on an e-bike, get one of those noisy fake exhausts and wear motorcycle gear.
Mikey Watts
Mikey Watts Prieš 6 dienų
In the UK pedal assist cuts out at 15mph. So the data is a little off when looking at UK data. In the US its 20mph, that's quite a difference. If I ride my ebike over 15.5mph then I am actually no different to a standard pedal cycle which makes some of the points in the vid null and void. What is shocking is that in the UK the wearing of a crash helmet is not a legal requirement.
Sbl17 Prieš 6 dienų
If they built protected bike lanes, E-bike accidents would be much less.
Cyclists should also have licenses because they also travel on roads which all other vehicles travel.
MickeyDee Prieš 7 dienų
"BuT iM sAvIng tHe EnvIroNmeNt!!!"
Parker Boyce
Parker Boyce Prieš 8 dienų
It doesn't matter if your bike has a motor, even bicycles can reach breakneck speeds on downhill trails and roads. If you're not an adrenaline junky and you act as though everybody is trying to murder you whenever you're sharing the road with motor-vehicles you're going to be fine.
Peter Shaw
Peter Shaw Prieš 9 dienų
Data is inconclusive regarding incident rates for specific modalities of participation. Contributing factors might include inexperience of participants (newly cycling due to lower perceived effort and cycling beyond abilities and/or without consideration for environment), increasing use of over-powered 'ebikes' more accurately be described as 'e-motorcycles with pedals', and therefore lacking adequate braking, platform stability, user-competence and/or use of appropriate clothing/PPE for speeds travelled. Also, be careful when reviewing deaths by participant base by country; these do not track proportionally for well established reasons. For example, Australia and UK have far higher rate of death by base than NL or Denmark but with far smaller participant bases. This is largely due to weak enforcement of liability for less vulnerable roads users (drivers) and resulting lower awareness of more vulnerable road users due to reduction in perceived consequences. This creates an environment where participation tends more towards performance (inherently higher risk) than utility. Compounding factors are enforced helmet use (in Australia), further reducing participation and therefore further qualifying specific modalities. NL, with significant cycling infrastructure has similar death rate to Denmark, with far less dedicated infrastructure. Neither enforce use of helmets or other PPE but both share a legislative environment where cyclists and more vulnerable road users are prioritised over the less vulnerable (drivers). Add weak legislative environments and consequential risks to rapid increase in inexperienced participants and you start to see factors compounding each other. Complex situations that have relatively simple solutions but which require political will to act on. That went on a bit didn't it. Sorry
Grimmrok Prieš 9 dienų
I always keep saying this: if you're riding a motorcycle, or even so if you're riding a bike, look out for every car on the road! Doesn't matter if you're righr or wrong in a certain situation, if the car hits you, you're the one who will get hurt. Be careful out there.
Jack Balitok
Jack Balitok Prieš 9 dienų
2:48 "Anecdotal evidence is only evidence of an anecdote." ..deep
David Fraser
David Fraser Prieš 9 dienų
Cars are more dangerous than any type of bike.
MatvaNabor Prieš 10 dienų
In Belgium and most EU countries there's a distinction between e-bikes and high speed e-bikes. Regular e-bikes only go 25km/h whereas high speed bikes go up to 45km/h. A high speed e-bike needs to have lights on at all times, has brake lights, has a mirror, requires an approved helmet, has a registered license plate, AND requires a car or motorcycle license to drive. I drive both my high speed e-bike and motorcycle regularly. But feel much safer on my motorcycle tbh.
Zach T
Zach T Prieš 10 dienų
e-Bikes biggest problem is not requiring licensing and complete disregard for legal road use, most cyclist completely ignore all rules of the road.
SudoJim Prieš 10 dienų
poor visibility lmao this is garbage
SudoJim Prieš 10 dienų
booooo hooo hoooo
Anna Plojharová
Anna Plojharová Prieš 10 dienų
Ebike is a motorcycle. Very shoddy construction motorcycle.
Kebab Chi
Kebab Chi Prieš 11 dienų
Or just, get a car....
TorchedPhoenix Prieš 11 dienų
So the problem isn't e bikes but people's reckless driving. On an e bike and vehicles.
TorchedPhoenix Prieš 11 dienų
There's also laws in many places restricting the speed of e bikes without a driver's license. If it goes faster than class 2 e bikes it needs to be registered under insurance and a driver's license is needed.
Joes WebPresence
Joes WebPresence Prieš 11 dienų
4,000+ miles on by e-bike and counting. Not one incident so far. I've had several close calls where motorists have almost killed me, but no more than when I was pedal powered. You shared a news report highlighting irresponsible e-cyclists doing all the same things we cyclists are regularly demonized for, but the vast majority of cyclists, like me, are safe and considerate road users, and the vast majority of injuries to them are caused by unsafe, irresponsible motorists, often with the kind of arrogant, blinkered attitude that simply doesn't give bikes any right to exist on "their" roads. My point is, in spite of that tiny minority of mainly teenage boys (who tend to behave like that whatever they ride) the vast majority of e-bike users are not a danger to themselves or others, and it is almost always complacent motorists who cause the accidents, so where's all the videos cautioning drivers about their frequent risky behaviours endangering the lives of other road users?
Weareallbeingwatched Prieš 11 dienų
In the UK personal light electric vehicles are currently undesirable and basically illegal. This is pretty ridiculous. What will happen in the long term is that we will segregate heavy vehicles and light vehicles, just like we segregate pedestrian and vehicle traffic. In holland they allow mopeds in cycle lanes, and as a pedestrian you really need to watch out for those. I have been hit by one - but thankfully it was so underpowered everybody walked away.
Simp Simps
Simp Simps Prieš 11 dienų
Lots of cherry-picking studies and biased explanations that fail to take into account the full picture.
Collin yan
Collin yan Prieš 11 dienų
e bikes can go on dedicated bicycle lanes, my old place used to have a bicycle lane that ran along some train tracks and not along a road.
animalamu Prieš 12 dienų
You make points that do not really pertain to the comparison between e-bikes and motorcycles. What you’ve shown is that e bikes should be treated as motorcycles. You also don’t really read the motorcycles injuries/death correctly
Ramanan T
Ramanan T Prieš 12 dienų
Well you need common sense when driving any vehicle. You gotta slow down when you’re about to cross a junction, you’re not suppose to be on phone when driving, you gotta have some compassion on your own life to live without fractures. It’s all a matter of being responsible. An e-bicycle is a great piece of tech, please don’t devalue it with people who don’t use it properly.
Tim Prieš 12 dienų
"Motorcycles are more dangerous" "Yes, but you know e-bikes are more.." "Motor. Cycles. MOTOrized biCYCLES.. e-bike is a motorcycle.. "
Lim H
Lim H Prieš 13 dienų
You should compile a soundtrack of all the music you use in all your videos!
Fernando Faiolamendes
Fernando Faiolamendes Prieš 13 dienų
I have been riding my e-bike for about 8-10 months and I treat it as a motorcycle. I use leather gloves, back and front light, I’ve fitted a bag to the rear rack which has reflective strips on the sides, the tires have a reflective stipe all through the circumference and I will be fitting a cheap mirror from wish (had it on my pedal bike and that saved my ass a couple times when overcoming a buss that stopped). How I ride my bike? Always keep the left (uk) When riding close to cars parked on the side of the road I keep distance, about the distance of an opened door (car drives hate me for that but my safety comes first) and I do that because it happened that I nearly got hit by a guy that didn’t look for bikes while opening the door, luckily there was no traffic behind me so managed to dodge the door and not get hit by a car. I always stop by a red light
Fernando Faiolamendes
Fernando Faiolamendes Prieš 13 dienų
thanks you just made fell very safe to ride my e-bike
BonnieDoon84 Prieš 14 dienų
Throw in entitled Vancouverites on a bicycle and you’ve got a great recipe for altercations and accidents.
Wong Tik Ki
Wong Tik Ki Prieš 14 dienų
Any slow vehicle on public road is a safety hazard to itself and other road user.
Marc Lincer
Marc Lincer Prieš 14 dienų
Regarding people riding recklessly on a ebike, assuming typical speed controls (motor assist cutout around 15-20mph and when brakes are engaged), I don't think that differs much from people on normal bikes: lack of consistent regulations, culture, and infrastructure are an impetus for it, not the motor. Those speed caps are fairly easy for someone to achieve with e-assist on flat pavement (although I'm very interested as to how an ebike changes the forces and physics of a collision and can see ebike collisions being stronger). I think the bigger issue is that ebikes are rapidly expanding who has access to cycling, which includes the young, old, and inexperienced. Introducing those demographics can increase reckless cycling and have cyclists that are more likely to be injured.
Jonathan Davies
Jonathan Davies Prieš 15 dienų
These videos make for excellent talking points and as usual the level of production from Ryan and the film crew and editors is 2nd to none
Covert Garage
Covert Garage Prieš 15 dienų
I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars
Jonathan Davies
Jonathan Davies Prieš 15 dienų
I sell e bikes where I work here in the uk along with e scooters. I've used Ryan's points in these videos to try and explain why my motorcycle and all my training is sincerely safer than these alternatives.
Joshua Harrison
Joshua Harrison Prieš 15 dienų
I had to duck to dodge this guy's massive chin only to have his ears knock me off my chair!
Gabriel Serengheu
Gabriel Serengheu Prieš 15 dienų
I’d say that the same goes for electric scooters. Not as similar to motorcycles as an e-bike but definitely more popular and equally dangerous with unqualified people riding them on the roads
Covert Garage
Covert Garage Prieš 15 dienų
Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.
Dr. Hugo G. Hackenbush
Dr. Hugo G. Hackenbush Prieš 15 dienų
Silent like the deadly Prius...
Ruaridh Whitehead
Ruaridh Whitehead Prieš 15 dienų
Who tf puts a dropper post on that bike and then chooses that saddle ?! Honestly, to a MTBer, commuter bikes are so weird looking
my first crappy video Billy
my first crappy video Billy Prieš 16 dienų
People should think they're more like motorcycles than bicycled.
VakooAbi GG
VakooAbi GG Prieš 16 dienų
No friends, neither both. Cars are dangerous
Kartik K
Kartik K Prieš 14 dienų
@VakooAbi GG LOL
VakooAbi GG
VakooAbi GG Prieš 14 dienų
@Covert Garage no thanks, i have no interest
Covert Garage
Covert Garage Prieš 14 dienų
I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars
ManedWolfMonarch Prieš 16 dienų
Here’s a tip... if you want to cycle... do it right... don’t get an ebike. Might as well get a road scooter for the price.
Covert Garage
Covert Garage Prieš 14 dienų
I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars
Damien Zijlstra
Damien Zijlstra Prieš 16 dienų
Yall go, 60kmh on Ebikes there????? We can only go 25
Sky man
Sky man Prieš 16 dienų
It isn't the e-bike that is dangerous, but it are the rules, infrastructure and education that are dangerous. In many countries, people aren't used to bikes on the road and especially not on e-bikes. As tgat the people that ride them, are also not wel educated in how to ride safe, makes it very dangerous. Funny that people still think that a bike helmet will protect them ad such high speeds, against cars!
Marko Prieš 16 dienų
Oh right... it’s not the bicycle that is dangerous, it’s people riding them and their actions while riding. Got’cha 👍
joshua morin
joshua morin Prieš 16 dienų
Motorcycle is a motor driven cycle. E bikes have electric motors. Im ok with licensing, registration and insurance like motorcycles.
Pierre C
Pierre C Prieš 16 dienų
Why Electric Bikes are More Dangerous than Motorcycles ? Poor Use.
Gacheru Mburu
Gacheru Mburu Prieš 17 dienų
Johnny the Menace
Johnny the Menace Prieš 17 dienų
@4:58 how does riding my Harley at 120mph make me an asshole? waving my AR-rifle would make me an asshole... the real assholes are those slowing traffic in the left lane.
kyle McBurnett
kyle McBurnett Prieš 17 dienų
I can't wait to switch to an ebike. I'm going to wear my motorcycle gear.
Peter Chang
Peter Chang Prieš 17 dienų
motorcycle license x 20+ yrs, Ebike since last year.... interesting discussion.... how did you get that ebike up to 60+kph in Canada?
Bee Bob
Bee Bob Prieš 17 dienų
I teach elementary kids biking safety at school. You hit one point home about cars looking for cars. Bicycles are the last thing they are looking for. Defensive riding and proper fitting helmets are my big rule. How many people don't know how to wear a helmet properly is scary.
Bee Bob
Bee Bob Prieš 16 dienų
@wifelikecow I used to bike a lot. To work, the store, etc. How many close calls I had with cars.
wifelikecow Prieš 16 dienų
Was nearly hit by a truck, of all places, coming out of a school parking lot. I was indeed looking for stupid drivers, but apparently this one found me. Ironically, my bike was safety vest yellow. hard to miss...or not. 2 Years working as a flagger has taught me that people in cars just barely glance to see because time and time again I have dealt with people who said I needed to put out signs so they know something was happening ahead; the kicker? I did. They completely missed the four 36''x36'' R.O.B.F signs completely. Point is, definitely watch for yourself, because they aren't. Sorry 'bout flipping the script midway through. PS: for those curious *Road Work Ahead, One Lane Road Ahead, Be Prepared To Stop, Flagger (sometimes literally just the symbol, which is a stick guy holding a flag)
Wildcat Prieš 18 dienų
im a small indie company, that plans on making a fast and long range e-bike, thanks for the video i will recomend users that buy my products to get more protective gear, and i will equipt the bikes with more reflective and better lights and blinkers too. Thanks and sorry for my English
Marcelus Baker
Marcelus Baker Prieš 18 dienų
I just wanna know where to get his gear but the video was informative thank you
Md Omar Faruk parvez
Md Omar Faruk parvez Prieš 18 dienų
I can only afford cycle (A cheap one)
malcorub Prieš 18 dienų
What are these "kilometers" you speak of??? hahaha lovin this channel!
Brian Bassett
Brian Bassett Prieš 18 dienų
You missed the most important issue, you failed to identify what an ebike is. An ebike, Class-1 ebike is a Low-Speed Electric Bike (LSEB) as defined in the CPSA 02/12/2003 "(b) for purposes of this section, the term “low-speed electric bicycle” means a two- or three-wheeled vehicle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 h.p.), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by such a motor while ridden by an operator who weighs 170 pounds, is less than 20 mph.", and is afforded all the rights and access of standard bicyclists. Most of the new ebikes hitting the market are short-range baby electric motorcycles or mopeds Class-2 and 3 ebikes. It's not a problem with the machines it's a problem with the assholes riding the machines aggressively in inappropriate places. I have in excess of 24 thousand miles on my ebike in the past 4 years, over most terrains so Eat Me over your geriatric comment kiddo. Although I have been confined to the couch by injuries several times... once for over a month, but to be honest a bad sneeze can pull something these days. Pretty much the same rules I have learned from riding motorcycles for the past 50 years apply to riding an ebike... "if you're going to ride you are going to fall. If you ride like an asshole you're going to fall more and way harder. " It's NEVER safe to ride a bike around cars or humans driving cars, or moving traffic, regardless of it being a bike or an ebike. Common sense and lots of practice will teach you almost everything you need to know about riding an ebike (LSEB). photos.app.goo.gl/ADgC6oyPM2gyrCq27 ltpost.info/down/e6G8eG2r1piz2qc/vaizdo-ra-as.html Stay safe.
The intro IS best ever
shamilmegabyte Prieš 19 dienų
foford Prieš 20 dienų
I'm apart of both communities. Everything he said is solid truth.
foford Prieš 17 dienų
@diggler2002 Mine is built and tops out at 50 mph. So that's 80 km/h for Canadians. 🤫
diggler2002 Prieš 17 dienų
I have both. It is BS. In Canada the motor cuts out at 32km/h.
ray collins
ray collins Prieš 20 dienų
Maybe something in between like a scooter. I wear the same safety gear, can go up to 60 mph and get 100mpg. I commute daily and for the last 3 years have had no incidents
Jurgen Turrekens
Jurgen Turrekens Prieš 20 dienų
ltpost.info/down/qYWai6DPlYS23H0/vaizdo-ra-as.html This, to me, is the biggest issue. "I did not see you" is actually somewhat true. They "saw" you, but you just didn't "register". The moment you start thinking like that, everything changes. That, and idiots on any kind of vehicle. On a bike-like thing, at least they can hurt fewer people.. :-)
IRG Prieš 20 dienų
Spot on.
Michel Giroux-Burroughs
Michel Giroux-Burroughs Prieš 20 dienų
You did not consider an important fact about e-bike use depending on your country. In Europe, they are limited at 25 km/h. In the UK, it's 32km/h. And in the US, their FREEEEEDOOOOOOM goes up to 47 km/h. That makes a huge difference. And we're not even talking about users deregulating their motors to reach higher speeds, sometimes 100 km/h. At some point, you have to blame the user and his (legal) environnment, not the machine.
Angga Aditama
Angga Aditama Prieš 20 dienų
That's why in south east asia where most traffic are consisted with motorcycles, they're required to turn on the head lights even in the day so they're more visible to car drivers. And here the bicycle is somehow gets trending. And most of them riding at night without any light whatsoever. Fucking death wishing hipster
Logan Vinson
Logan Vinson Prieš 20 dienų
I wanted to build a powerful ebike for so long, when I thought about it more, I decided it would be best to build an emoto instead. The frames were built for the power and you are slightly more visible, along with all the safety gear and licensing. Now I have a solid frame to start with!
Sandro Theuma
Sandro Theuma Prieš 21 dieną
Electicity is for kettles , toaster and homes ! Not for bikes🥴🥴
Jeremy D
Jeremy D Prieš 21 dieną
Great video. I've commuted by bicycle and motorcycle, and out here in the suburbs, I feel MUCH safer on the motorcycle. The roads I ride on have no bike lanes and sometimes not even paved shoulders. Then, the shoulders have broken glass, truck retreads and car parts too. End result is that cyclists going 13 mph share the road with automotive traffic going 60+ mph. 1:15 FYI re. CE approved armor - CE is self-declared by the manufacturer. It means they're claiming they comply with all relevant European regulations. It's not 3rd party verified, like a UL or CSA Listed product.
Makarov Fox
Makarov Fox Prieš 21 dieną
well drive more slow and be more careful in busy roads
MrBluemoonhalos Prieš 21 dieną
As someone who 39 years old and never owned a vehicle. I ridden a bicycle my entire life. I've had my fair share of close calls with traffic. I've learned a few things. Don't trust drivers of vehicles to see you. Pay attention to your surroundings. When in doubt of a vehicle drivers intentions stop and wait. Spend $10 on a electric bicycle horn and use it. It has astounded me how many vehicle drivers turning right while looking left. "Bike Rider stop if necessary" Hear that horn and look left directly at me. Then wait for me to cross. Keep your bike in good rideable condition. Use your hand signal. Again, pay attention to your surroundings. This video still has not deterred me from buying my first Ebike.
MrBluemoonhalos Prieš 21 dieną
Put a loud electronic horn on your bicycle and use it. They work!
Darryl Owen
Darryl Owen Prieš 21 dieną
Every accident you showed were rider error. I was in a bad motorcycle accident that left me partially paralyzed, and I can't pick up a motorcycle if it falls over. So I built a gas powered motorized bicycle because I did not want to go to a three wheeler, and riding it is no more dangerous than riding a motorcycle. You just have to use common sense, and not ride like an asshole.
Bruce Silverson
Bruce Silverson Prieš 21 dieną
This dudes whole reasoning is kind of rediculous. HEY GUYS MY INTERNAL COMBUSTION VEHICLE IS LESS DANGEROUS THEN A PEDAL ASSISTED EBIKE. 😂. YOU CANT WEAR ARMOR ON A BIKE. dude I do downhill, ya you do
Roberts Pičukans
Roberts Pičukans Prieš 21 dieną
I always equip lights on my commute, wear a reflective vest and preload brakes near intersectioms, do I look like a dork yes! Am I less likely to die? Probably not.
Techero Prieš 20 dienų
"Am I less likely to die?" - Probably *yes*.
AWriterWandering Prieš 21 dieną
In several US states high-speed Ebikes are actually classified as mopeds, meaning you do have to have a license to operate them.
Jake Garrett
Jake Garrett Prieš 20 dienų
Yeah check with local laws. Texas is no speed limit due to loophole (basically 20 mph unless pedaling, so I had an Arduino measure pedal sensor and if pedaling allow motor), so there you could do as fast as the speed limit and there was no power restriction, so if you wanted duel wheel drive with 10 HP each go for it! I made that when I moved from Oklahoma since my gas bikes would need to be tagged (in Oklahoma you could go up to 80cc no power limits and you could run nitrous oxide or anything else you wanted, but it could only do 35 mph or if you went electric the limit was severely limited to 30 mph and only 1kw), so there gas powered was much less restricted and the way to go. It really varies a lot, like I'm moving to Maryland and its pretty $hit in terms of liberties there and no difference on bikes, its written poorly and conflicting but maybe a pitiful 500w? At that point I think just pedal and I can beat it, I can average over 20 mph for hours easy enough just pedaling, so I think such low power would only slow me down.
I L Prieš 21 dieną
Such utter bullshit. Literally ALL of the news clips and examples you showed can be done by an average cyclist. Not wearing helmets, crossing an intersection without looking, being hit by a car, cycling and texting, even riding 30mph(hills do exist you know). Most important distinction, is the agility and overall weight of e-cyclists in comparison to a motorcycle riders. How much does a 50cc moped(35mph max) weigh in comparison to an ebike?
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