Is it illegal to ride an electric bike without wearing a helmet? The penalty is up to 50,000 yuan!
In recent years, with the increase in vehicles, the proportion of traffic accidents has increased significantly. Riding electric vehicles and electric bicycles running red lights, crossing the road indiscriminately, and not wearing helmets are everywhere. Electric vehicles and motorcycles are the main means of travel. According to statistics, more than 80% are endangering their lives by not wearing a helmet, and only 20% are killed because of traffic violations.
How important is wearing a safety helmet?
On March 11, 2019, an electric bicycle and a car collided in a traffic accident in Jiangbei. Both sides did not slow down when they passed an unsignalized intersection, which led to the tragedy of the two cars colliding. At the moment of the terrible accident, the safety helmet played a vital protective role! The electric bicycle driver also escaped because of wearing a helmet.
And the tragedies caused by not wearing a helmet are everywhere. How to bring the management of electric bicycles into the legal track?
On September 25, the 14th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th People's Congress of Zhejiang Province heard an explanation on the "Regulations of Zhejiang Province on the Management of Non-motorized Vehicles (Draft)." This draft regulates the non-motor vehicle driving and related management activities of industrial design companies in terms of regulatory bodies, responsibilities of industry associations, production specifications, number plate registration, vehicle modification, Internet leasing business management, and compulsory measures.
Emphasize on the regulation of electric bicycles, and electric bicycle drivers and passengers should wear safety helmets. For drivers and passengers who do not wear helmets or refuse to accept fines in violation of regulations, corresponding legal responsibilities will be set.
Industrial design companies will also further strengthen the design of the safety of transportation tools. Whether you are riding an electric bicycle, an electric car, or a motorcycle, you must wear a safety helmet. It is not only responsible for your safety, but also for your family.