LETTER: Low-speed electric vehicles cause fewer accidents than regular cars

From reader Ann Alma

RE: LETTER: Low-speed electric vehicles aren’t safe

Low speed vehicles have been used in the Netherlands (where I am from) for at least a decade. Statistics there show that they do not cause any more accidents than regular cars. Rather the fender benders they are in cause fewer injuries and are a lot less costly to repair. They are safer than bicycles. It is impatient drivers of bigger vehicles, who feel they own the streets, that cause the accidents.

In the Netherlands these cars can go anywhere there is a speed limit of 50 km/h or less. They are wonderful for those who want to pollute less but can not ride a bicycle.

I hope many of these wonderful little cars will be used in Nelson soon.

Ann Alma


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