RenaissanceMan Posted March 5, 2017 Share Posted March 5, 2017 In many countries there are no laws concering the use of EUCs, and even in those that have them, they may not be optimal. So I suggest to involve the EUC community into agreeing on a minimal common subset of sensible rules for the use of EUCs on public grounds. By giving it the official approval of this great EUC Forum's community it could also be cited to our politicians struggling to come up with reasonable rules themselves. It would also show to other road users that we are aware of the many issues and attempt to respond and act in a reasonable manner. So first, I'd like to find out the main categories involved (eg. technical requirements, rules of conduct, right of way, protection), then converge to a minimal consensus of only the most essential topics. It should be not longer than one page (letter or A4). An "official EUC charta" of this forum's community would inform the general public what to expect from us strange EUC riders and how to interact with us on public roads. It could also serve to teach politicians what we regard as desirable relations with our environment. I don't expect everybody to agree on such EUC Code of Honour, nor do I dream of permanent or strict adherence to any such rules (which to certain extend will have to be country specifc), but if we generally advocate an explicitly documented, agreed on and approved minimal set of rules, that might make us more understood and hopefully better respected by the general public. All right, enough for the opening rant ... So I'll start off with a list of suggested topics/categories. short introduction on the general characteristics and essential mode of operation of EUCs behavioral rules like max. speeds, right of way, road usage priorities, weather conditions? technical requirements as eg. lights, horn/bell, strap, safe minimal battery charge, maintenance legal aspects (most likely country dependant to a large extent) liabilty of EUC riders, including insurance What do you feel should be our essential recommendations to each of these (or any other) categories and topics? Again, all these individual items themselves are not spectacular news to us. However, a consolidated, approved collection of them could help outsiders to better understand and relate to us. The important part would be that we as a community speak with one voice. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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