With E-Bike popularity on the rise, be sure you and your loved ones know the laws, regulations, and responsibilities that come along with operating E-Bikes. Learn about the different classifications of bikes, the laws for each class, and important tips to keep you and those around you safe.
Here are a few tips to keep you safe while you ride.
How to Identify your E-Bike Type
Are you buying the correct e-bike type for your family? The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has created an educational video to assist the public in knowing the different classifications of e-bikes, legal requirements to ride each type of e-bike, and the related safety considerations. It’s important to purchase e-bikes appropriate for the age, skill level, and physical ability of the rider, in addition to wearing a helmet and following traffic laws. Watch the video below to learn more.
Litium-ion batteries are what power e-bikes. These batteries can be dangerous if they overheat, and can cause a fire or explosion. Keep yourself and your family safe by following these safety tips.