SMALL MOPEDS TRAVEL FASTER THAN PERMITTED BY THE POLICE

According to the regulations for the approval tests for motor-assisted pedal cycles the maximum permitted speed is 25 km/h on a level road at maximum engine revolutions. An investigation of several makes showed that the majority could reach speeds of up to 31 km/h without technical modifications. If a purchaser drives at more than 25 km/h, he can be penalised. There are grounds for complaint that approval tests by the Federal Motor Vehicle Authority do not prevent the faster motor-assisted cycles coming onto the market and tempting juveniles to purchase them. There are legal reasons which prevent the federal motor vehicle authority from testing such cycles which have already been registered for use on the road. (TRRL) (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH und Co KG

    Juliusstrasse 2, Postfach 19
    6200 Wiesbaden 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Sande, W
  • Publication Date: 1979

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 279-271
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM