Large study provides explanation on the accidents with electric bikes

If you do not feel 100 percent confident on a regular bike, so is a elcykel might not be the right way to go. It shows a big report that the aib has made, whe

Large study provides explanation on the accidents with electric bikes

If you do not feel 100 percent confident on a regular bike, so is a elcykel might not be the right way to go.

It shows a big report that the aib has made, where they have looked closely at the 20 serious accidents.

Electric fills a part in the street could in Denmark, and it has the accident investigation board therefore looked at in more detail.

the Report shows a relatively consistent picture of the, that older people are most often involved in accidents.

In 12 out of the 20 accidents on the elcykel it was people aged 65 years or over, who sat on the bike.

Out of the 12 were five of them physically weakened by, for example, severe obesity, arthritis or pain in the back and knees.

And it's not just a case that the older persons were involved in the accident.

In eight of the 20 cases was age-related impairments are likely to explain that the older cyclists acted inappropriately or had manøvreproblemer on the bike, they write in the report.

It is among other things due to elcyklens extra weight compared to the ordinary bike, that it may cause older persons problems.

Hence comes the aib with a number of recommendations to avoid accidents in the future on an electric bicycle.

Compare, if you can run safely on a elcykel. If a regular bike is giving problems f.ex. with the balance sheet, can elcykel exacerbate the problem.Learn how an electric bicycle is to know, before you run out in traffic, and have both hands on the handlebars.Wear a helmet and choose the clothes in pangfarverIsær older elcyklister are advised to start at the lowest assistniveau, stop up before a left turn, align, move and place baggage low on the bike.

the Report shows, however, at the same time, also, that the increased speed at which you can achieve on a elcykel, in fact, not have been a contributory cause to accidents.

Among the 20 serious accidents there were not any situations where an element of surprise due to high speed causing problems.

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 04:01

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