Canadian Man Goes to Court for Right to Ride e-Bicycle
It is worth mentioning that he suffers from a disability which does not allow him to stand or walk for long periods of time, and the bike for which he had saved money for several months allowed him unprecedented freedom of movement.
He was fined $3,000 Canadian on the first day he took out the bike, and was charged on four separate courts. He first appeared in court on August 30th, where his uncle, Michael Earle, assisted with the proceedings, making a case for his nephew and how the e-bike dramatically improved the quality of his life.
Furthermore, after much careful analysis of the relevant laws, they found that since the bike has a top speed of just 25 km/h (15 mph), the police officer who issued the fine had no right to do so. The case will be reevaluated on December 19th, when they will reappear in court.
Story via CBS News