Dutch Ban Segways From Public Roads

It doesn't have a brake, you brake by leaning back, and that's clearly not permissible, asserts Royal Traffic Agency spokesperson.

Published: 03-Jan-2007

Dutch police have banned Segways from all "public roads, bike paths and walkways", AP reports.

The ban, which came into force on New Year's Day, was provoked by the country's Royal Traffic Agency's classification of the Segway as a moped and its refusal to approve the vehicle due to its lack of a brake.

 Agency spokesman Hans van Geenhuizen explained: "It doesn't have a brake, you brake by leaning back, and that's clearly not permissible."

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