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Register electric bikes before riding them, students warned

Update: March, 17/2016 - 16:00
Students drive electric bikes without heltmets. — Photo

HÀ NỘI (VNS) — All departments of education and training throughout the country have warned students not to ride electric bikes without registering them and installing number plates.

Students under the age of 16 also have to make a commitment to not drive electric bikes. According to regulations, only people above 16 are allowed to drive electric bikes.

This was the latest directive of the Ministry of Education and Training signed by Deputy Minister Nguyễn Thị Nghĩa on Tuesday.

As per the document, violations on regulations for registering vehicles, including electric motorcycles, were complicated, and therefore, these directives had been issued, Nghĩa said.

Riding electric bikes without registration also means safety standards of these vehicles have not been verified. This poses a risk to both, vehicle users and other road users, the document says.

The departments were required to quickly implement the rule and report to the ministry’s Student Affairs Department before May 31, she said. — VNS

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