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    electric mopeds

    Are those electric mopeds legal to be on the road? I've almost hit one which pulled right out in front of me yesterday.

    Aren't they a "motorized vehicle" and as a result, shouldn't they be plated and insured?

    Thanks

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    This is a great question! There are so many of these "e-bikes" and others coming on to the market, it is very difficult to keep up with the legislation associated with each of them.

    I don't normally do this, but I'll give you a link to the MTO website where these types of conveyances are discussed. Choose the one you're referring to, and take a look.

    If you like, after reading the info on the MTO site, let me know which one it is, and I'll post the associated legislation...

    http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dan...ng/index.shtml

    Hope this helps!
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    It's an e-bike and apparently they're totally legal....

    So if one of these jokers causes an accident who pays the repairs???

    Example, one runs into the side of a car.

    Or what if they have an accident and if someone is injured for life, who pays....

    Example, an e-bike runs over a child crossing the street and permanently disables the child.

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    Well, they fall under the same rules as a bicycle. Any damage or injury costs would be determined in civil court if not agreed upon (basically).

    They still must follow all the rules of the road that apply to bicycles.

    I realize it can be frustrating at times.. but we as users of the road will have to get used to these conveyances, they are "green" and here to stay.

    I hope this answers your questions....

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    Yes, thank you so much for your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pav1 View Post
    Yes, thank you so much for your time.
    It's a pleasure, anytime!

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