UK Considers Granting Segways Road and Cycle Path Access

It is currently illegal in Britain to use the Segway PT anywhere other than on private property.

Published: 08-Jan-2010

The government is considering a change to the law that would allow Electric Personal Vehicles (EPV), such as the Segway, to be used on the roads and cycle paths.

A public consultation will run for twelve weeks until the end of March.

It is currently illegal in Britain to use the Segway PT anywhere other than on private property. This is because the Segway’s uses its electric motor in order to slow and stop – the Department of Transport has cited this lack of mechanical brakes as a cause for concern.

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