The Act, known as the Segway Bill, creates rules of the road for Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices (EPAMD or Segway). The Act gives EPAMD riders a hybrid status of rights, including the rights of pedestrians (to operate on sidewalks), bicyclists (to operate on bike lanes), and motorists (to operate on roadways where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less). The Act provides for safety regulations, restricts the use of the EPAMDs by children under the age of 16, and provides penalties for violations. The Act allows local authorities to regulate the operation of the EPAMDs, provided the local regulations are no less restrictive than the state law. Also, the Act redefines moped to include motor-driven cycles that do not have foot pedals permitting muscular propulsion but still meet all of the other parts of the existing definition of moped.
MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC General Provisions: Provide for Regulation of Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices,
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