50cc motorbike restriction law is dangerous and will lead to deaths.

50cc motorbike restriction law is dangerous and will lead to deaths.

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Dan Asling started this petition to UK Parliament

All across the United Kingdom, the law states that at the age of 16 you are allowed to drive 50cc motorbikes on the UK roads, I'm sure you are thinking, lucky 16-year-olds!? This is not the case, let me explain. For a 16-year-old to legally drive a 50cc the motorbike has to be restricted this means capping the maximum speed to 25-30mph, the common argument is that "this is to prevent 16-year-olds killing themselves" but in fact, from personal experience, I can tell you that being capped at 30mph on an already slow powered engine is more dangerous than having the maximum capability of 40-50mph. Just imagine not having the power to to overtake road cyclists and not only that not being able to overtake cars that are driving disturbingly. Most importantly, having a restricted 50cc gives you nowhere near enough power to get yourself out of bad and dangerous situations when you need too. UK 16-year-olds often feel forced to break the law by de-restricting their 50cc motorbikes just so they can feel safe out and about. I understand the restrictions and why they are put into place  but why at 30? Understandably most restrictions have to stay into place to keep young adults safe but a restriction of even 45mph would be a huge difference!

The solution to this would be for the parliament to revoke/change the law of restricting 50cc motorbikes at the age of 16. It is more dangerous. Upon winning the case the motorbiking community will be able to relax and calm down from this, more 16-year-olds will purchase beautiful 50cc motorbikes and feel safe out on the roads. If the case were to be lost then everyday 50cc drivers will have to go out onto the roads feeling uncomfortable and this needs to change.

From personal experiences, I have been in many situations where I need the extra speed to overtake joggers, cyclists, and other drivers on the road to make myself feel more comfortable and safe.

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