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Electric Bicycles to get Legal Recognition

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TAIPEI, Taiwan – Eight lawmakers from all political parties yesterday jointly proposed a bill to legalize electricity-operated bikes, that may help commuters but are expected to clog up city traffic.With the heavy endorsement by all legislators, the bill is likely to be adopted when the Legislative Yuan (parliament) begins its new session in September.

Electric Bicycles to get Legal Recognition

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Eight lawmakers from all political parties yesterday jointly proposed a bill to legalize electricity-operated bikes, that may help commuters but are expected to clog up city traffic.With the heavy endorsement by all legislators, the bill is likely to be adopted when the Legislative Yuan (parliament) begins it’s new session in September. "We need to legalize such bikes, for they help, in particular, the elderly," said Liu Wen-hsiung, a lawmaker of the People First Party. His political opponent, Chen Chien-ming of the Taiwan Solidarity Union, said it is the duty of the Legislative Yuan to popularize the "green bikes." When enforced, the bill will exempt riders from taking any driver’s license tests.

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