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Red Tape Commissioner update on Segways

17 /10/ 2014 Comments are Closed

Following regulatory reform activity earlier this year with the release of the first tranche of recommendations by the Red Tape Commissioner, updates on the progress of the Segways proposal in particular are now available.

Briefly, recommendations will be made to amend relevant transport and road safety legislation and treat Segways more like pedestrians that vehicles. Segways will neither require a licence nor registration, as is the case with motor vehicles. However, there will be restrictions. Segways may only be used in public areas as part of supervised Electric Personal Transporter (EPT) tours in appropriate public locations. They will be subject to an speed limit of 10kph and users must wear helmets. Segway tour operators will need to obtain a permit from the local government areas in which they wish to operate and will also be subject to other conditions.

Currently, we understood that recommendations had been prepared for consideration by the Minister for Transport. However, as Parliament has completed its final sitting for the year, and with the pending State election, VTIC does not expect further progress on this matter until the next year. For a full run down of VTIC’s RTC proposals, click here

VTIC has made a submission to the Department of Immigration and Border Patrol’s “Review of the Skilled Migration and 400 Series Visa Programmes”.

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