August 9, 2019 admin 0 Comments

Kesto ebike legislation cruises through Tourism Committee

first_img Categories: Kesto News Tags: auto no-fault, e-bikes, outdoor recreation, recreation, Tourism Legislation introduced by state Rep. Klint Kesto exempts electric bicycles, commonly referred to as “e-bikes,” from no-fault insurance. The bill is part of a greater package to allow the use of e-bikes on Michigan bicycle trails.“E-bikes are not motor vehicles and really shouldn’t be required to be insured under Michigan’s auto no-fault system,” said Kesto, of Commerce Township. “E-bikes are a great option to stay active and experience Michigan’s trails – it’s also an inclusive alternative for those with physical limitations that don’t allow a traditional bike to be a viable option.”El-bikes differ from regular bikes in that they utilize an electrically powered motor for propulsion. They must be pedaled by the rider and therefore are not considered motorcycles. E-bikes use rechargeable batteries and can travel up to 25 miles per hour, depending on the model.Other bills in the package provide a regulatory framework for e-bike use and a proper definition of e-bikes in Michigan stature to prevent confusion and any potential disincentive to consumers that may prevent the growth of the industry.House Bills 4781-4783 move to the House floor for consideration.###center_img 13Sep Kesto e-bike legislation cruises through Tourism Committeelast_img

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *