Jerome Posted May 12, 2018 Share Posted May 12, 2018 Some people think this forum should be about helping newcomers immerse themselves into the euc life. Others think it should be about sharing our experiences with our wheels so that we are all better informed. Some think its about mastering the machine and showing ones prowless. Still others are here just to find out what EUC will give them the biggest thrill or stature. In truth the forum is about whatever the dominate posters and respondents make it. I find the postings and responses to often be informative, sometimes humorous and rarely annoying. I have yet to see a posting, however, mentioning the white elephant in the room. Do people really believe that riders will continued to be allowed to ride >=30 mph vehicles without registration/insurance/type acceptance standards, etc. very far into the near future? Maybe in CA .. maybe. Its a numbers game. If the number of powerful EUCs or even powerful e-scooters like the Dualtrons and Speedays make them significantly more on the radar, and the irresponsible yahoo types do their thing (and we know they will), even CA may cave in to more restrictive laws. The rest of the country will become aware that EUCs are not one wheeled Segways and are capable of leaving mopeds in their dust. Europe is already there. They may rescind the ban on EUCS but they are not going to allow them to be high speed vehicles. Most of Asia is restricted on the speed. Singapore once a Dualtron-Speedway e-scooter heaven has recently enacted some new draconian laws that restricts the speed on all so-called PMDs (personal mobility devices) including pedal bikes! It is not only the "wisdom" of bureaucrats that will be pushing the upcoming purge. It will Be companies like Honda, Yamaha, Piaggio, Moped vendors, "purest bikers", "concerned citizens" etc. Some commuter at a light on their new 50cc scooter in which they spent a couple of thousand dollars on, had to get plates, insurance, etc. sees someone on a powerful EUC keep pace, ride on and off the sidewalk when inclined, squeeze pass cars in the narrowest of corridors, obey or not obey stops signs, and take their vehicle inside when you both arrive at work. I sure some will come up with the smug response that they should sell the Honda and get a wheel. Well that is not likely what will be going through their mind and certainly not through their Honda dealer's mind that sold the scoot. There is absolutely no justification for a 30 mph EUC to be classified as a non vehicle with all the privileges there-in. It's not going to last boys and girls. My next purchase is likely to be banned or restricted in the coming days. I hope to get a lot of use before that happens. The white elephant in the room is currently standing, but when it sits (and it will sit) its going to squash a lot of enjoyment and investments in the process. Enjoy while you can. Only Marty and his crew will still be riding .. riding .. riding in the lawless Badlands trails of Southern Ca. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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