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Do Electric Bikes Require License and Helmet in Guyana?

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13th of July, 2020. Georgetown, Guyana, South America.

We are writing this article on behalf of a citizen who posted the question on his Facebook page. The citizen bought a bike from a store after being told that he does not require a license to ride an electric bike. However, the bike was seized by law authorities and is now lodged at the police station.

The citizen is now in a quandary as to whether or not a license is required to ride these electric bikes. He says he is receiving contradicting answers and is even being ignored. If you are someone in the field of law or law enforcement, and you can decisively answer this question, please do so in the comments section below. We would greatly appreciate your input.

The following post was made on the Facebook Page of Guyanese Citizen “Renrick Ramgobin” and was later shared by popular businessman Damion Vantull from A to B Delivery.

This is the condition of my electric bike that I lodged at Sparendaam police station after I was informed that I needed a license to operate it. I lodged the bike and the keys and was placed on 25000 bail with my court date being 20th.

I’m posting these pics because I heard many people complain of damages when lodging similar stuff at the station.

I was informed that I don’t need a license to operate the electric bike by the seller.
I have seen a few other sellers state the same: that no license nor helmet is needed to operate these electric bikes.

I’m seeking clarity now from the authorities on the facts and if a license is needed.
I hope the many others will take note so they wont have to experience such an ordeal.

I attempted a few days ago via messenger to seek clarification on same matter from the Guyana Police Force but got no answer.

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