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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2024, 20:39:27 »

They have to be banned unless regulation-use batteries are used, simple.
Registration maybe required as someone will die otherwise from use of unregulated battery explosion

These batteries are invariably imported from places of doubtful reputation. The makers will apply whatever approval marks or certificates that are required for the intended market. including CE marking, UL listed, or any other standard.

Better regulation and clearer laws will no doubt help - the current free-for-all cannot continue. 

If you pass laws that make JustEat and the like directly responsible for ensuring their riders use proper equipment (perhaps by supplying it, or offering incentive schemes through approved retailers) and don't break the law then that will help enormously IMHO (in my humble opinion).  Forcing them to provide proper contracts of employment rather than treating them as contractors and letting them get on with sourcing their own bikes and (lack of) equipment will also help.  Being paid per delivery only encourages them to buy unsuitable equipment and ride it irresponsibly.

It might end up making their businesses unviable which is tough.

In London it would help if the delivery cyclists didn’t just use the pavement to ride on and the pedestrians are an inconvenient obstacle. This is especially true when there’s a cycle lane there as well which they aren’t using because then they’d have to stop at the lights. I don’t use these services because for mediacal reasons I try not to eat takeaway food.

Someone once ordered a vegetarian burger for me as I was housebound and the delivery bloke got my meal mixed up with someone else’s. I called the person who was listed on the bag of food I had and told them they were about to get my meal delivered. They said they’d tell the bloke when he got to them he’d have to go back. When my meal eventually turned up it wasn’t very warm.
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