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[rootsradicals] Re: Legalities in Aust

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  • Cathode Ray
    ... The Australian Road Rules define bicycle, with no mention of a seat! The rule that applies here is rule 246, which simply states that: The rider of a
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 5, 2006
      At 9:42 AM +0000 5/7/06, aussiegaya wrote:
      >like whether it could be argued that it isn't designed
      >for more than one because it doesn't have a traditional looking seat.

      The Australian Road Rules define bicycle, with no mention of a seat!
      The rule that applies here is rule 246, which simply states that:

      The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the
      bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry.

      The xtracycle is designed and intended to carry people on the snapdeck.

      bicycle means a vehicle with 1 or more wheels that is built to be
      propelled by human power through a belt, chain or gears (whether or not
      it has an auxiliary motor), and:
      (a) includes a pedicab, penny-farthing, scooter, tricycle and
      unicycle; but
      (b) does not include a wheelchair, wheeled recreational device,
      wheeled toy, or any vehicle with an auxiliary motor capable of
      generating a power output over 200 watts (whether or not the
      motor is operating)

      245 Riding a bicycle
      The rider of a bicycle must:
      (a) sit astride the rider's seat facing forwards (except if the
      bicycle is not built to be ridden astride); and
      (b) ride with at least 1 hand on the handlebars; and
      (c) if the bicycle is equipped with a seat - not ride the
      bicycle seated in any other position on the bicycle.

      246 Carrying people on a bicycle
      The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the
      bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry.
    • Susan
      Scroll down http://www.xaccess.org/ and there are pictures of them being used as taxis - also good to have if there s an argument.
      Message 2 of 6 , Jul 5, 2006
        Scroll down http://www.xaccess.org/ and there are pictures of them
        being used as taxis - also good to have if there's an argument.



        --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, Cathode Ray <ray@...> wrote:
        >
        > At 9:42 AM +0000 5/7/06, aussiegaya wrote:
        > >like whether it could be argued that it isn't designed
        > >for more than one because it doesn't have a traditional looking seat.
        >
        > The Australian Road Rules define bicycle, with no mention of a seat!
        > The rule that applies here is rule 246, which simply states that:
        >
        > The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the
        > bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry.
        >
        > The xtracycle is designed and intended to carry people on the snapdeck.
        >
        > bicycle means a vehicle with 1 or more wheels that is built to be
        > propelled by human power through a belt, chain or gears (whether or not
        > it has an auxiliary motor), and:
        > (a) includes a pedicab, penny-farthing, scooter, tricycle and
        > unicycle; but
        > (b) does not include a wheelchair, wheeled recreational device,
        > wheeled toy, or any vehicle with an auxiliary motor capable of
        > generating a power output over 200 watts (whether or not the
        > motor is operating)
        >
        > 245 Riding a bicycle
        > The rider of a bicycle must:
        > (a) sit astride the rider's seat facing forwards (except if the
        > bicycle is not built to be ridden astride); and
        > (b) ride with at least 1 hand on the handlebars; and
        > (c) if the bicycle is equipped with a seat - not ride the
        > bicycle seated in any other position on the bicycle.
        >
        > 246 Carrying people on a bicycle
        > The rider of a bicycle must not carry more persons on the
        > bicycle than the bicycle is designed to carry.
        >
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