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Belfast Telegraph letters to the Editor

Belfast Telegraph letters to the Editor

Belfast Telegraph letters to the Editor

It appears that, once again, the law here is an ass regarding e-bikes.

The Department for Infrastructure says that e-bikes must be licensed, but since all licensing has been transferred from Coleraine to Swansea, the DVLA says there is no class of licence for e-bikes - it doesn't exist.

We now have the pantomime of the department here saying "you will, you will, you will" and the DVLA saying "you won't, you won't, you won't".

I'm sure the PSNI has better things to do than chase after cyclists to check their e-bikes are licensed or not.

Halfords says that, if the battery is disconnected, it would be all right to use it on the road.

Hmm. "But, officer, I don't have a battery." Is it a valid excuse?

I would not like to be the PPS trying to get a conviction under these circumstances.

roy edwards

Saintfield, Co Down

Belfast Telegraph