Police nab illegal e-biker on elevated road
A 26-year-old man has been detained for riding a refitted e-bike on an elevated road, Shanghai police said on Wednesday.
Traffic police in the Pudong New Area started their investigation after someone uploaded a video on the Internet last week showing a man riding his e-bike at high speed on a section of the Middle Ring Road in the new area.
E-bikes are banned from the city's elevated roads.
Through their investigation, police found that the man surnamed Tang rode his e-bike from the Shangzhong Road Tunnel to the Pudong part of the Middle Ring Road at 5:09pm last Saturday and entered Yangpu District via the Jungong Road Tunnel at 5:30pm.
This means that he covered 27 kilometers within 21 minutes, with an average speed of about 80 kilometers per hour, which exceeds that of normal e-bikes.
Tang was caught on Wednesday evening.
The e-bike he used in the traffic offense was refitted to such an extent that it could pass muster as a motorcycle, but Tang didn't have a driving license for that category of vehicles, police revealed.
Tang will be detained for 15 days and has been fined 1,500 yuan (US$231).
No accident was caused when he was riding on the elevated road, police said.