Riding Electric Scooters, Skateboards and EUC at 12km per hour is not practical

Riding Electric Scooters, Skateboards and EUC at 12km per hour is not practical

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17 October 2022
Signatures: 81Next goal: 100
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Started by Haison Tran

New regulations introduced from 1st of November 2022 restricts all electric powered transport both privately owned and hire operated to 12km per hour on footpaths. This includes Electric scooters, skateboards, unicycles, one wheels and Segways.

We believe that personal electric vehicles are the way of the future since they may help combat raising fuel costs, traffic jams and crowded public transport. 

It is a revolution happening and people taking advantage of these types of mobility will continue to grow as the technology is rapidly advancing allowing better safety and accessibility. 

Electric scooters have opened up new businesses and industry as well as grow existing businesses like tourism and delivery.  They take up a smaller environmental foot print, easy to park and are a lot of fun.

Riding under 12km may be more dangerous as there is less stability and accidents at slower speeds which makes hazards on footpaths worse. 

We appreciate that safety for riders and the general public is a priority but a limit of 12km per hour is too restrictive and in our opinion does not contribute much to safety rather discourage people fro riding altogether.

Certainly we agree with policy that empowers riders to make responsible decisions. We agree with laws that protect riders including wearing a helmet, not using a phone while riding, safe speed limits and banning unsafe riding. There is a need to promote more on safety and responsibility with programs and better education.

 

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Signatures: 81Next goal: 100
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