Since 2021, five departments in Beijing jointly issued “Notice on Strengthening the Management of Illegal Electric Tricycles and Four-Wheeled Vehicles”, setting a transition period of 3 years for illegal tricycles and four-wheeled vehicles, which will end on December 31, 2023. From January 1, 2024, illegal electric tricycles and four-wheeled vehicles are prohibited from driving on the road or parking in public places such as roads, squares and parking lots. Law enforcement agencies will investigate and punish those who violate regulations.
On April 12, Beijing Municipal Traffic Management Bureau reiterated that from January 1, 2024, illegal electric tricycles and four-wheeled vehicles are prohibited from driving on the road or parking in public places such as roads, squares and parking lots. Law enforcement agencies will investigate and punish those who violate regulations. Residents are reminded to handle illegal vehicles before the deadline for the transition period.
Police said that the so-called “elderly electric scooters” were a term invented by manufacturers, and the official name for these products is electric tricycles and four-wheeled vehicles. According to the “Road Traffic Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China”, “Implementation Measures of Beijing Municipality for the Road Traffic Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China”, national standards, industry standards, electric tricycles and four-wheeled vehicles belong to motor vehicles, but most of them are not licensed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, not included in the “List of Enterprises and Products of Road Motor Vehicles”, and the vehicle performance does not meet motor vehicle safety technical standards, cannot be registered, and cannot purchase compulsory traffic accident liability insurance.
The traffic management department stated that these vehicles commonly lack basic safety configurations. The vehicle body strength is low, and there is no anti-collision and energy-absorbing structure on the exterior, front and rear. There is not even a basic safety belt inside, let alone safety airbags and child safety seat interfaces. The vehicles have not undergone collision tests before leaving the factory, so safety cannot be guaranteed.
If your electric tricycle has been listed in the “List of Enterprises and Products of Road Motor Vehicles” by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, you can register and get a motor vehicle license plate certificate in accordance with the law. Please go to the public security traffic management department as soon as possible to register your motor vehicle and obtain the corresponding driving license for the vehicle type. Follow the regulations for motor vehicle traffic and the management requirements for three-wheeled motorcycles in our city when driving on the road. Three-wheeled motorcycles are prohibited from driving within the Sixth Ring Road of the city. Driving an unregistered electric tricycle on the road will result in vehicle detention and fines. Driving without a driver’s license or with an inappropriate driver’s license for the vehicle type will result in fines.Driving electric three-wheeled motorcycles on the road will be punished with fines and detention in accordance with law.
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