‘Car insurance’ could soon be required for e-bike ownership

A recently introduced bill in New Jersey would require e-bikes to be insured against bodily injury, death and property damage caused by owning or operating an e-bike.

A delivery worker on his way to a delivery on an e-bike
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A New Jersey bill is up for discussion in the State Senate regarding liability insurance for e-bikes owned and operated in the state, just as one would for owning and operating a motor vehicle. 

Bill S2292 was introduced to the New Jersey State Senate in early January 2024 and is gaining traction as it moves through the required Senate committee reviews. 

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Kristin Jenny is an elite triathlete based near Boulder, Colorado. Although most of her time is spent in aerobars somewhere in the mountains, she finds time to enjoy eating decadent desserts, hiking with her husband and dog, and a good true crime podcast.