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Texas Lawmakers 'Classifies' the Electric Unicycle


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2 hours ago, Santos said:

so because EUC’s are not classified this is grounds for dismissing tickets in court?

 

In NYC, because one-wheeled vehicles of any sort weren't (and I believe still aren't) classified in the code, this was indeed grounds for dismissing the ticket in court. 

 

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39 minutes ago, ShanesPlanet said:

THIS is why I hope to play in the 'shadows' until the legal system is forced to turn the lights on. I dont think I'd taunt anyone to test the theory, but without express legal code, theres a good chance you'll get to play and play. Just be mindfull that there are TONS of ways obscure laws can be interpreted. Being a danger or nuisance is definitely a blanket that could catch you, if you aint acting right.

I agree with you 100% on all of your points. Also, just so my positions are clear, I do support the police and I generally obey most laws. Sure I may speed once in a while when driving my car and I don't adhere to all the traffic laws when riding my EUC or bicycle in NYC, but that's because the vast majority of NYC cops don't enforce the laws for riders of bicycles and personal transportation vehicles, such as EUC's and eScooters. The only reason I didn't treat the cop with respect who stopped me on my unicycle is because he seemed to clearly have it out for me and treated me unnecessarily harshly and rudely right from the very beginning. After the tickets were dismissed, I was tempted to make some snide remark to the cop on my way out of the court room, but I said to myself, "Andrew, you won the case, don't be an idiot and let your big mouth screw things up" and I just kept my trap shut. 

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1 hour ago, andrew900nyc said:

After the tickets were dismissed, I was tempted to make some snide remark to the cop on my way out of the court room, but I said to myself, "Andrew, you won the case, don't be an idiot and let your big mouth screw things up" and I just kept my trap shut. 

Trust me,  judges aren't shy about throwing you in jail for 30 days for contempt of court. EVEN AFTER your case is dismissed. Lets just say I'd bet my enitre euc collection on it. Of course, SOME jails have books and decent food, so....B)

A little tip... Don't tell a judge to "speak up, sit up and be heard". If you request the same respect from him as he does of you... you're in for a treat!

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While I am excited about the efforts made at the state level & the enthusiasm involved, I also agree with @andrew900nyc

On 5/5/2021 at 12:56 PM, andrew900nyc said:

be careful what you wish for (and/or try to obtain)!

Looking at @Ombre's post regarding the AZ law currently on the books,

On 4/18/2017 at 2:39 PM, Ombre said:

The legal wording in Arizona changed very slightly.  This section of the law:

20. "Electric personal assistive mobility device" means a self-balancing two nontandem wheeled device with an electric propulsion system that limits the maximum speed of the device to fifteen miles per hour or less and that is designed to transport only one person.

was modified to say "a self‑balancing device with one wheel or two nontandem wheeled device ..."

It is describing a "... device with an electric propulsion system that LIMITS the maximum speed of the device to fifteen miles per hour ...".

Bringing attention to the EUC will also bring the recognition that most performing EUC's are at least 15mph.  The InMotion V8 is classified at 18mph.

So I am now presuming the next law will be anything over that speed needs to be licensed & insured?.

How much attention do you want to bring?

We are reaching moped speeds with the Veteran Sherman, The InMotion V12, Begode RS.  And depending on the type of attention brought:

will determine the licensing or outlawing of the EUC.

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16 hours ago, ShanesPlanet said:

THIS is why I hope to play in the 'shadows' until the legal system is forced to turn the lights on. I dont think I'd taunt anyone to test the theory, but without express legal code, theres a good chance you'll get to play and play. Just be mindfull that there are TONS of ways obscure laws can be interpreted. Being a danger or nuisance is definitely a blanket that could catch you, if you aint acting right.

Playing in the shadows it is then!

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