Here I am riding up this steep long hill with plenty of car traffic and zoom, this electric bike passes me pretty closely. It's rather startling when you see a bike going as fast as one would if it were descending down a very steep hill. All it would take is for me to veer a little to the left (I already sometimes do that on hills!) and "wham!" The cars too are surprised, not anticipating any bicycle going that fast up hill. I saw a near miss with a car trying to merge into a lane following an intersection with this speedster almost careening into him. You see the Ebike took the exiting lane (on the right) and the car was wanting to merge to exit the highway! The Ebike merged back onto the highway and crossed in the path of the merging vehicle. Glad no one was hurt.
My question is safety here. Mopeds and scooters are required to ride in traffic. When it appears that electric bikes are going at least 30+ MPH, should they be required to ride in traffic also and not be so scary a vehicle for us slow pokes to contend with in the bike lane?
Cute and Leathal