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From the Archives

January 1985

Safety aspects of the Sinclair C5 electrically assisted pedal tricycle

This report looks at the likely accident rate for the C5 on public roads and attempts to relate this to the rate for pedal cycles. As we see more and more micro-mobility options competing to build a user base, this is a timely reminder of the need for rational safety assessment of technologies which promise many benefits. Today TRL would compare a powered mobility mode like the C5 with a moped rather than a pedal cycle.

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