There's no chance of the registration process being proposed or adopted in the rest of the UK, this in origin is specifically a Northern Ireland problem related to there being no sitting assembly at crucial times.Hi Guys
Sorry for the clumsy attachment, hope you can read them.
It is becoming a lot more complicated now and if it is to apply in this part of the UK I am assuming that it will be proposed in the rest of the UK otherwise we have a discrimination issue. We may need your help soon.
Not applicable since this only concerns usage, not L1e vehicle type approval.No mention of indicators, stoplights, tyres, mirrors etc??
No, discrimination law cannot overrule devolved power, this is after all EU law compliant with the Human Rights Act and ECJ rulings etc.yes they`re entitled to make their own law ok, but if that particular law discriminates against one particular section of the population then it is, well, .....Discrimination!
Is it not?!
It does apply in the absence of an exemption for pedelecs from being classed as motor vehicles. The Twist and Go regulation is then the minimum class for pedelecs to be classified into as motor vehicles. The regulation doesn't require them to have a throttle.I have been referred to the original document from the DVLA which seems to state that these restrictions / regulations apply to "twist and go" electric bikes. (Throttle operated)
It would appear that they don't apply to standard pedelecs which are powered by pedalling, with a bit of assistance for those in need.
I'm not sure I am convinced.
It just gets sillier and sillier with the introduction of needing a group Q driving licence for a 15.5 mph vehicle,Yes, there`s a CBT,
anyone taking either this MOT or CBT test will feel a right knob walking in with a push bike and a battery, i can just hear the testers now sniggering in the corner,
the part highlighted will be interesting, a few batteries required no doubt...
Duration of the CBT course
There are five elements in the syllabus that covers CBT training. Elements A to D are not time-bound - the length of time will depend on your ability. However, element E will be a minimum of four hours. The overall length of the course will vary depending on your ability, knowledge, understanding and skills.
Compared to the rest of the UK there are not nearly as many ebikes in use. Apart from that the logistics of getting those folk with their bikes into the centre of Belfast would be difficult to say the least as cars and vans would be needed for transport from all corners of the country.How about you do a group ride through town with the motors turned off. Get the press out. If plod intervenes you can say "It can't be a motorbike if it isn't using a motor"... You need to heap scorn and ridicule on the politicians who let this kind of cr.p happen. And my thoughts on the "United" in UK, you don't want to hear those...
Totally agree. If only....I'm almost 67. In my younger days I would fly down a hill at 40 mph plus on my Claude Butler. No problems ever with the police. If I toddle along now at 12 mph on an ebike I risk being hauled into court on a charge. Totally ridiculous situation. I'm all for a protest ride in Belfast.