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Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2009/103/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 16 September 2009 relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles, and the enforcement of the obligation to ensure against such liability

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24 May 2018 - 24 July 2018
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  • Chandra Mohan Sarkar (Germany)
    16 June 2018 EU citizen
    Chandra Mohan Sarkar (Germany)

    The usefulness for introducing a liability insurance requirement for Pedelecs (electric assist bikes with a maximum motor assisted speed of 25 km/h) is in no way clear both to me any many people I discussed this with. Seeing that a Pedelec usually is not faster than a regular bike, especially not in motor assist mode (in which I am regularly overtaken by loads of non-motorized cyclists with absolute ease) it is not obvious why it should pose...

  • Anonymous (Poland)
    2 June 2018 EU citizen
    Anonymous (Poland)

    Requirement of insurance for pedelecs is completely incomprehensible. They doesn't move much faster than regular bikes and do not weight much more than regular bikes. There should be no special rules for pedelecs!

  • Anonymous (Germany)
    29 May 2018 EU citizen
    Anonymous (Germany)

    Pedelecs (Bikes with an supporting electronic engine) should not be require an insurance if the max. speed is not higher than 25km/h. Reason is simple, this will create again more "EU Regulation" frustration for the european/german voters. It will increase cost for the insurrance and there is no real reason for it compared to the amount of accidents with regular Bikes. As example, with my racing bike without any engine i can ride easily with...

  • Electric Mountain Bike Association (United States)
    29 May 2018 Consumer organisation
    Electric Mountain Bike Association (United States)

    I am the Executive Director of the ElectricMountainBikeAssociation.org It is the position of our members and our organizations that pedal assist bikes should be exempt from insurance and registration. When meeting low power assist standards such as motors that do not exceeding 250W / 20 km/h in the EU and 750W / 20 MPH in the US that they are similar to a bike in size, power and speed and weight. Also the number of injury caused to 3rd...

  • Anonymous (Ireland)
    27 May 2018 EU citizen
    Anonymous (Ireland)

    As a 50+ pedelec commuter, I only made the decision to get back on my bike because of the availability of pedelecs. I wish to express my opposition to this proposal for a number of reasons 1. My national police service fail to implement existing laws in relation to licensing and insurance (when was the last time a police officer checked if you had a dog license?) 2. My national police service fail to implement existing laws relating to legal...

  • Anonymous (United States)
    25 May 2018 Other
    Anonymous (United States)

    The recommendation of insurance for electric bicycles is meant to provide compensation to injured parties when an accident is caused by the user of the electric bicycle, yet in a collision, the physics of forces causing injury demonstrates that the degree of injury is related to the speed and weight of the bicycle, not its power source. Because electric bicycles are already limited to the same power levels and speeds that are typical of the...

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