Another accident involving an electric bicycle, this time, resulting in a 60-year-old man sustaining serious injuries on Wednesday afternoon, 22 Sivan.
The accident occurred on Elazar Hamodai Street in the A area of Betar. The bicycle struck the pedestrian, who according to medical personnel, is in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in serious condition.
As a result of the growing number of accident in Israel involving electric bicycles, new laws were implemented including:
- One must be at least 16-years-old to operate an electric bicycle
- One must wear a helmet
- One may not use a cellphone without a hands-free device
- One must ride only in the street and abide by traffic law
Police are cracking down on violators, who are issued stiff summonses. One of the locations police are focusing on is Yaffo Street between King George Street and the shuk, where police wait for bicycle riders who disobey the law, and issue summonses.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)