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Illegal skateboarding?

Postby Going South » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:45 pm

On what basis London & newyork police decided that self balancing skateboarding is illegal ???

http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/19/self ... -new-york/

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Re: Illegal skateboarding?

Postby TedWard » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:52 pm

Peaceful is that you?

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Re: Illegal skateboarding?

Postby Going South » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:02 am

Naa. That's genuine me. I want to buy this Segway knockoff but was told it's illegal & police might give ticket.

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Re: Illegal skateboarding?

Postby Katto » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:29 am

Going South wrote:On what basis London & newyork police decided that self balancing skateboarding is illegal ???

http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/19/self ... -new-york/


too many people on the sidewalk good enough for you?

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Illegal skateboarding?

Postby Going South » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:03 pm

Why not ?
Every road has bicycle lanes. Same can be used for this.

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Re: Illegal skateboarding?

Postby GpeL » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:12 pm

How fast does this travel? I do not see it to be any kind of problem compared to skate boards, rollerblades or that self balancing thingy that even cops use these days!! But speed would be a factor.

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Re: Illegal skateboarding?

Postby Going South » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:59 pm

Speed is same as that of segways we see in malls. It's just the segways without rod and handles. If it's too risky to allow folks to balance make a law just like you allow/don't allow folks to drive in roads. Test the skills and give skateboarding licenses just like you issue a driving license. Why drag back on technology? More and improved versions might come out too. If this is allowed people skip buying large 5 person carrier (car) for single person to commute every day clogging the roads, especially in big cities. I won't be surprised if auto industry is behind the ban of these self balancing skateboards.

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Re: Illegal skateboarding?

Postby GpeL » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:29 pm

Well then it sure silly to make it illegal. The skate boards are a hell of a lot more dangerous.