Segway

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 11:03
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Has anyone got one of these they take on their travels? If so have you found it beneficial and made good use of it. Where did you find it most beneficial? Also do you have the X2 Explorer (off road ) model?
Can they be used in National Park walking trails?

Thanks for any info.

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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 12:25

Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 12:25
The owner of the Segway was killed a couple of years ago when he accidentally drove one off a cliff.

Segway Co owner dies
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Reply By: Lex M - Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 12:30

Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 12:30
I'd have one in a flash but it's use is severely limited.

From the NSW rta :-
"The following vehicles (irrespective of the power output of the motor) are banned from use on roads or in public areas." includes Segway along with motorised scooters etc.

Other states have similar limitations.
eg Qld :-
"These vehicles cannot be registered or ridden on a road or road-related area, such as a path, under any circumstances as they are considered unsafe for road use."
"They are classed as a non-compliant motor vehicle."
"A national decision was made to not provide rules for a Segway."

Severly limits where they can be used unfortunately.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wamuranman - Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 14:27

Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 14:27
If that is the case it would seem they are not a viable thing to own or use while travelling.
Thanks for your comments

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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 15:25

Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 15:25
Unfortunately they are illegal in all states on roads and public areas.

I have used one and found it fantastic and was very interested in getting one until I found the above.
I opted for an electric bike instead.

Similar to this one.

It has been fantastic and will easily do 40 kilometres on a charge when used diligently.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 19:43

Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 19:43
Hi. Funny thing, we were visiting Bright,Vic. yesterday and a guy had some set up to hire. I think it was a minimum of 12 years old but other than that I think you just had to be able and game. First time I had seen them in the flesh. Bob.
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Reply By: Penchy - Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 13:41

Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 13:41
"National Park walking trails", not "National Park segway trails". You would either be incredibly lazy, stupid or a combination of the 2 to consider this.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wamuranman - Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 13:46

Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 13:46
What a stupid, insensitive and ill conceived comment to make when you don't know the situation others are in.

Some people have disabilities that do not allow them to walk long distances, for a start.

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Follow Up By: Penchy - Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 14:20

Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 14:20
what is your disability? It cant be any worse than mine.
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