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Is It Legal To Ride Segway Boards In The UK?

A Segway board is a two-wheeled, self-balancing and electric powered vehicle that has gained an increasing popularity today since its release in December 2001 at Bryant Park, New York City. It is already been used through various parts of the world- in Asia, Europe, North and South America and even in Oceania. The vehicle is quite difficult to use therefore thorough practice is needed to properly execute the balancing of the board.

The Command
The rider needs to command the vehicle forward or backward by shifting their weight either forward or backward. In order to shift it left or right, the person needs to shift the handle bar to whatever direction he desires. The machine inside the vehicle uses sensors in order to adjust the pitch and angle according to what the rider has executed. Here comes now a problem, since this technique is not properly executed by amateur drivers, some boards are now causing accidents in public. Regardless what country it is, all amateur drivers experience the same problem. For example,  segway boards UK, due to problems encountered in the public regarding these self-balancing boards, the British Parliament have decided to limit its use.

Here are the things you need to know about the limitations about segway boards UK

  • Segway boards are legal in the United Kingdom however with certain regulations. The vehicle is prohibited for public use- this includes using it in public pavements, however, can be used on private lands. You can still use it whenever you are at home or in your field. If you have a huge backyard, it is a good place to practice the board’s proper execution.
  • The legality of prohibiting Segway boards in pavements is based on the 1835 Highway Act for England and Wales and in the more revised 1984 Law of Scotland. Penalties are given to citizens who will not abide by the law.