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Like pedestrians cyclists and electric cyclists do not have a "crumple zone", but they do travel at significantly higher speeds. They do not have to wear a helmet or other protective clothing. Ruthless traffic behaviour and the violation of traffic rules by both motorists and by cyclists themselves repeatedly lead to serious accidents.
The number of electric bicycles has increased in recent years and continues to increase both in Germany and elsewhere. For example, 410,000 electric bicycles were sold in Germany in 2013. The growing number of electric bicycles and the possibility of higher speeds give rise to concerns about road...Read more.