Police nab illegal e-biker on elevated road

Chen Huizhi
A 26-year-old man refitted his e-bike and illegally rode it onto the Middle Ring Road even though electric bikes are banned from the city's elevated roads.
Chen Huizhi
Edited by Chen Huizhi. Subtitles by Chen Huizhi.

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.

Police nab illegal e-biker on elevated road
Ti Gong

The e-biker, surnamed Tang, is questioned by police after he was caught riding on an elevated road.

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