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Accidents caused by drivers underestimating speed of e-bikes

National News // June 17, 2020

Electric bike users are being warned that drivers often fail to appreciate how fast they’re going. 

Pixabay Accidents caused by drivers underestimating speed of e-bikes

This is the result of a survey by the Federal Accident Prevention Office. 

Last year 355 people were seriously injured and 11 died following e-bike accidents.

Police reports suggest the rider was responsible in only a third of the crashes. 

The accident office says one of the main reasons for a collision is down to drivers underestimating the speed of the bike rider. 

The recommendation is that riders wear high visibility vests, use a helmet and be more aware of braking distances. 

 

 

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