As battery-powered bikes grow in popularity, safety concerns are growing too.
Unlike a traditional bike, an e-bike does not require any major exertion from its rider. E-bikes come with all the features of a regular bike with the addition of an electric motor. There are three classes of e-bikes outlined in the California Vehicle Code:
With great speed comes great responsibility. It is critical to follow proper safety tips when riding an e-bike to ensure the safety of the rider, pedestrians, and drivers in the roadway.
Here are safety tips for electric bicycles:
Cars can make mistakes too! Drivers often don’t always use their turn signals, speed, and make sudden lane changes. Always be alert and aware of your surroundings.