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Hardened Segway criminals rampaging along the lake foreshore

By johnboy - 4 July 2011 25

Segway scooters are famously not legal to ride in Australia either on the footpath, or upon the road.

But it is the way of scofflaw criminals to video themselves in breach of the law and publish it for all the world to see on YouTube.

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Hardened Segway criminals rampaging along the lake foreshore
niftydog 4:33 pm 04 Jul 11

churl said :

If the driver is turning left or right … the driver must also give way to any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road, or part of the road, the driver is entering.
Stop signs etc don’t come into it.

Care to cite the rule you’re referring too?

churl 4:25 pm 04 Jul 11

Sorry for the thread Segue

pptvb 4:00 pm 04 Jul 11

churl said :

niftydog said :

Glad I wasn’t trying to overtake her on my bike… actually, a well timed ‘ding’ might have sent her for a swim!

churl said :

Well I dont know about Segways, but if you’re turning into a road, you have to give way to ‘continuing’ pedestrians. (Try this at your own risk in Canberra, however.)

Holy misinformation, Batman! This only applies to T-intersections with no traffic lights, stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line. Not a lot of them around when you think about it.

Sounds like you’re one of our problem ‘might is right’ drivers. Have a look at the road rules:
If the driver is turning left or right … the driver must also give way to any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road, or part of the road, the driver is entering.
Stop signs etc don’t come into it.

Yes..”.Have a look at the road rules:”
PEDESTRIAN not Segwestrian.

p1 3:51 pm 04 Jul 11

churl said :

niftydog said :

Glad I wasn’t trying to overtake her on my bike… actually, a well timed ‘ding’ might have sent her for a swim!

churl said :

Well I dont know about Segways, but if you’re turning into a road, you have to give way to ‘continuing’ pedestrians. (Try this at your own risk in Canberra, however.)

Holy misinformation, Batman! This only applies to T-intersections with no traffic lights, stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line. Not a lot of them around when you think about it.

Sounds like you’re one of our problem ‘might is right’ drivers. Have a look at the road rules:
If the driver is turning left or right … the driver must also give way to any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road, or part of the road, the driver is entering.
Stop signs etc don’t come into it.

Do the road rules mention if over power electric scooter like devices are counted as pedestrians?

churl 2:47 pm 04 Jul 11

niftydog said :

Glad I wasn’t trying to overtake her on my bike… actually, a well timed ‘ding’ might have sent her for a swim!

churl said :

Well I dont know about Segways, but if you’re turning into a road, you have to give way to ‘continuing’ pedestrians. (Try this at your own risk in Canberra, however.)

Holy misinformation, Batman! This only applies to T-intersections with no traffic lights, stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line. Not a lot of them around when you think about it.

Sounds like you’re one of our problem ‘might is right’ drivers. Have a look at the road rules:
If the driver is turning left or right … the driver must also give way to any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road, or part of the road, the driver is entering.
Stop signs etc don’t come into it.

niftydog 2:13 pm 04 Jul 11

Glad I wasn’t trying to overtake her on my bike… actually, a well timed ‘ding’ might have sent her for a swim!

churl said :

Well I dont know about Segways, but if you’re turning into a road, you have to give way to ‘continuing’ pedestrians. (Try this at your own risk in Canberra, however.)

Holy misinformation, Batman! This only applies to T-intersections with no traffic lights, stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line. Not a lot of them around when you think about it.

troll-sniffer 2:06 pm 04 Jul 11

Was walking the lake yesterday.

A few of these were promenading near the Carillon.

No energy was expended by the lazy sods.

KPH? Who can say, I\’d be running to keep up though?

Each to their own but I made my derision plain to see.

Rest assured, Canberra is not a place where the LA lifestyle is a natural fit.

Seems to me that embarrassment is not enough to prevent some people from looking stupid.

Now read the first letter of each line.

Henry82 1:49 pm 04 Jul 11

Why havent these people been arrested already? Its only 600m from the AFP headquarters. We should be spending less time trying to find attackers, rapists, and commodore drivers, and more time finding illegal high-powered electric scooters.

churl 1:32 pm 04 Jul 11

helium said :

I nearly hit one guy who was riding ‘hands free’ and failed to give way (he saw me) as he crossed a road that I was turning into. BTW they are fun to ride but I’d rarther be on a bike

Well I dont know about Segways, but if you’re turning into a road, you have to give way to ‘continuing’ pedestrians. (Try this at your own risk in Canberra, however.)

helium 1:11 pm 04 Jul 11

They are only illegal because they have to much power to be classified as a ‘scooter’ 200 W max, and they have 1500 per wheel, also they go too fast, max 10 kph. Perhaps they could be legalised with the ‘slow’ key.

I nearly hit one guy who was riding ‘hands free’ and failed to give way (he saw me) as he crossed a road that I was turning into. BTW they are fun to ride but I’d rarther be on a bike

Queen_of_the_Bun 1:09 pm 04 Jul 11

If it’s not legal, how come you can hire them from the kiosk near Water’s Edge? There were four people riding them around the lake last Monday when I went for my lunch time walk. They were crossing the Kings Av bridge with signs saying “Rent this Segway now”.

I’ve got no problem with them beside the lake but don’t think they should be allowed on the bridges – the footpaths are too narrow and the Segways are too clumsy and apparently difficult to steer (from my observations of the girl leading the pack who almost fell off every time she waved to the traffic).

Could be a very awkward situation with a Segway coming towards you, a couple of yummy mummies with super prams running up behind you, and a lycra warrior speeding up on the inside. Throw an overly friendly labrador into the mix and it could be ugly.

Solidarity 12:55 pm 04 Jul 11

They ain’t hurting anyone, let ’em be.

Find something worthwhile to whinge about

cobberas63 12:49 pm 04 Jul 11

I am constantly amazed at the lengths (some of) we humans will go to, to avoid expending some energy – i.e. getting some exercise. Now the lazy buggers don’t even need to walk! Yet if they lost that ability they’d be the first to whinge and complain and cry “poor me”

(grumpy Monday)

Jivrashia 12:40 pm 04 Jul 11

Shoot ’em on sight, with a nerf gun.

dungfungus 12:33 pm 04 Jul 11

Not wearing a seatbelt either.

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