E-bike

E-bikes are bicycles powered by an electric motor. As of 2016, the number of e-bike deaths is recorded by CBS. Last year, 65 people were registered as road fatalities while riding an e-bike. This number is higher than in 2018, when there were 57 cycling fatalities involving an e-bike. However, the mentioned numbers of e-bike deaths are minimum numbers, i.e. a lower limit. CBS depends on the type of bicycle mentioned in the Public Prosecutor's official report or on the medical certificate of cause of death. Often, no distinction is made between regular bicycles and e-bikes here. If no distinction can be made, these deceased persons are included in the category of regular bicycles.
Back to article