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Blow to inventors as Segway banned


Blow to inventors as Segway banned

posted on 2006/08/23 16:22


The Government has declared that the Segway Human Transporter — a £3,000 self-balancing scooter — cannot be used in any public place.


In Britain the Department for Transport has welcomed the scooter with a double- whammy, invoking the Highway Act of 1835 to ban it from pavements and EU vehicle certification rules to keep it off roads.


Ah well, never mind. I'm sure all the dotcom foons who wanted one can emigrate to the US and pick up a cross-terrain model instead.


Just don't try to take it as carry-on luggage, now.


We hate you all. Yes, especially you. Sod off and DIE