Drunk on the E-Bike? So much per thousand you can

According to a recent survey by the Stiftung Warentest, 84 percent of the E-Bike owner to ride because of their electrical driven wheel more often than before.

Drunk on the E-Bike? So much per thousand you can

According to a recent survey by the Stiftung Warentest, 84 percent of the E-Bike owner to ride because of their electrical driven wheel more often than before. The electric motor serves many appear to be so also as a Motivator. According to information from the Bicycle industry Association, around 5.4 million so-called Pedelecs in Germany are currently on the road. However, apply for the E-Bike the same rules as for non-driven Bicycle? How much beer and wine you can drink and then still on the E-Bike swing?

The law is clear: you Drive your bike safely on the roads, you can have up to 1.6 per Mille of alcohol in the blood and face no consequences. But: For bike driver with a blood alcohol limit of 0.3 ppm, which is also referred to as a relative driving unfitness applies, as well. You should already then striking, and such swaying can already threaten here penalties. In particular, if an accident happens. Who will exceed 1.6 ppm, in a controlled and gets a criminal complaint and three points in the traffic Central register in Flensburg. In addition, you have to expect a monetary penalty that is usually equal to one month's net salary. Also your car driver's license is at stake.

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this applies to The Pedelec

The E-Bike, the same rules apply as in the case of non-electrified wheels. The higher regional court of Karlsruhe ruled. Pedelecs with limiting the engine speed to 25 km/h should not be classified accordingly, as motor vehicles.

on the other hand, if you really an E-Bike ride and not a Pedelec, which is usually also referred to as the E-Bike. Because E-Bikes belong to the category of mopeds which can travel without the assistance of one's own muscle power. For such E-Bikes you need at least a Moped driver's license and proof of insurance. As with the Moped to wear a helmet also.

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For riders of E-Bikes, the same limits apply as for drivers: From 0.5 per thousand is an administrative offence, from 1.1 per thousand, a criminal Offence. In the first case, a penalty of 500 euros, two points in Flensburg and a month's driving ban. In the second case, there may be even a prison sentence of up to one year. And the driver's license for at least six months away. The same rules apply also for E-scooters.

This article was written by Blasius Kawalkowski

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Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 00:26

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