Re: [CF] Re: poll on motorized devices
> I may be overestimating the degree of subtlety a municipality=v= Basically a municipality in the U.S. has to comply with the
> can be expected to codify and enforce, but in the European
> Community and Japan (both of which have vastly less automobile
> dependence than in North America) there is a regulatory
> distinction between scooters and electric bicycles, and
> further differentiation among electric bicycles by mode of
> operation, power, max powered speed, etc.
state laws, which usually implement some version of the Uniform
Traffic Code. There's wiggle room at each stage, making things
effectively random. California lets municipalities restrict
Segways, for example, but not "motorized scooters."
=v= I'm pleased to see that that level of distinction is used
by the E.U., though I will note that regulations are not
practiced to that level. Surly teens with skinny cigarettes
(yes, the very picture of the euro stereotype) ride their
gasoline-powered stinkmobiles pretty much everywhere.
Ads below? Just ignore 'em.