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On 1/9/2021 at 1:07 PM, mhpr262 said:

 

But seriously as long as there arent reckless idiots (looking at you NYC riders) who cause some really high profile accident like breaking some kid's legs or killing some granny I doubt politicians will stir themselves anytime soon. Those vehicles are just too niche and too rare and they are bound to remain that way for the foreseeable future.

Nyc is not gonna get euc banned (so no need to insult nyc riders), however euc fires will if gotway keeps up like this. 

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29 minutes ago, Ronin Ryder said:

Nyc is not gonna get euc banned (so no need to insult nyc riders), however euc fires will if gotway keeps up like this. 

Agree 100%. I wrote in the EUC fire thread that fires is what caused hoverboards to get banned from multiple places/banned from imports..etc and I really hope Gotway doesn’t ruin it for the rest of us this way.

High speed scooters are way bigger risk to public safety. Any first timer can get on a 100km/h scooter and cause a major accident. EUC first timer maybe get 10ft before eating it.

To ride like the NYC guys requires great skill and some recklessness but a scooter only requires recklessness (or just stupidity). Also EUC requires new skills at each increasing speed segment or you wobble yourself to death, so there is constant feedback to remind yourself of your ability level. A scooter you can hold the trigger down until it’s too late - way more dangerous IMO.

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So if I can comment on the original thread :D. Virginia makes no reference to EUCs specifically, but does mention personal mobility devices. They are limited to 25mph and can use sidewalks or ride near the shoulder of a roadway. Honestly I consider the EUC more of a moped. At least that would be the case based on the operating speeds listed in the laws. I would be willing to pay the small moped registration fee just to know I was covered. Currently, I just wonder if today is the day a cop who wants to make a point/example outta me :(. With that said, my local police force seems to always greet me with a smile and a hand wave. But I also yield to traffic and ride slow on the sidewalks. 

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