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Ministry says Segway is a motor vehicle - court challenge

posted Aug 29, 2012, 11:09 PM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Aug 29, 2012, 11:10 PM ]
"A pizza firm is watching legal proceedings in Whangarei closely to see if a precedent will be set so it can return its Segways to Auckland footpaths. Sal's Pizza has been told by police to stop using the two-wheeled vehicles for deliveries in central Auckland. However, last month, a High Court judge quashed the conviction of Kaikohe Hotel owner Neal Summers for riding a Segway on a footpath in Kerikeri and awarded him a rehearing. Justice Kit Toogood ordered the return of $1150 in fines and reinstatement of 15 demerit points"

Segways are used by multiple businesses and local authorities in NZ.

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