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ebikeuser1
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From an e-bike point of view then the safety measures are the same as for a standard bike: helmet, lights, protective clothing, visible clothing (especially if riding at dusk / in the night). You may also like to have a helmet camera to document your journeys plus for evidence if there is an accident. Mirrors are also an optional extra to give you better visibility. It is not good practice to wear headphones when riding. As with driving any vehicle, using mobile phones is illegal. Insurance is optional.
From a s-Pedelec point of view, then the helmet must be a moped / motorcycle helmet and not a cycling helmet. Lights are required, as are mirrors. You will need to show number plates and have moped insurance for at least third parties. Again, do not wear headphones. Don’t use your mobile (or you could get points on your driver’s license). You may consider a helmet camera to document your journeys plus for evidence if involved in an accident.