Growing popularity of e-bikes prompts safety concerns

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A mother and daughter with rented e-bikes at a shop in Encinitas, Calif, July 18, 2023. The e-bike industry is booming, but many vehicles are not legal for teenagers and accidents are on the rise.

HONOLULU — As electric bikes grow in popularity across Hawai‘i, so do concerns over safety and road rules.