Who would have thought a few years in the past after we first began seeing these unusual electrical Postie trikes on our footpaths that they’d exchange the long-lasting pink Honda Postie bike?
Effectively, now it’s official.
Australia Submit representatives have advised a parliamentary inquiry into highway security that they’re on observe to have all motorbikes phased out of the fleet by 2025.
The Honda CT110 Postie bike has been used for postal deliveries for the reason that Seventies.
They are going to be changed by Swiss-made Kyburz electrical trikes which Australia Submit says are safer, can solely attain 45km/h and are allowed on footpaths.
Nonetheless, I’ve spoken to a number of posties who say they’re harmful as a result of they will tip over on uneven footpath surfaces.
The electrical trike has a prime velocity of 45km/h and may carry as much as 100 small parcels and 1200 letters at a time, three occasions greater than the previous Postie bike.
With parcels now the majority of Australia Submit’s enterprise, the writing was on the wall for the long-lasting bike.
Australia Submit started ordering the trikes to exchange the two-wheelers in 2019 after a two-month trial of three trikes in Brisbane in 2018.
That is dangerous information for Honda, however excellent news for lovers of the bike as there needs to be rather a lot hitting the market at discount costs.
Nonetheless, it’s going to finally result in a shortage of the favored machines.
The Kyburz trikes are already the nation’s largest electrical car fleet.
Australia Submit says the trikes are safer than the standard bike as a result of they’re simpler to see on the highway, extra steady, have elevated rider safety and decrease on-road speeds.
Australia Submit security and wellbeing normal supervisor Rod Maule advised the inquiry the motorcycle fleet was concerned in essentially the most accidents out of all supply automobiles.
He stated since starting of the alternative program there had been a major drop in incidents.
He claims drivers trialling the automobiles discovered they have been much less fatigued and extra seen to different drivers on the highway.
He additionally claimed an unexpected good thing about the electrical fleet was that it attracted extra ladies to affix the male dominated postal supply workforce.
The brand new trikes could be ridden/pushed in some states on automobile licences.
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