Leg­is­la­tion will al­low Seg­ways to be used on Nova Sco­tia roads

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE -

HAL­I­FAX — Changes pro­posed to provin­cial leg­is­la­tion will clear the way for the use of Seg­ways and other per­sonal trans­porta­tion ve­hi­cles on Nova Sco­tia’s roads. Trans­porta­tion Min­is­ter Ge­off MacLel­lan says the prov­ince will be the first to in­clude the ve­hi­cles in its Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Act, le­gal­iz­ing their use on roads, side­walks and bike lanes. MacLel­lan says the de­ci­sion fol­lows a pi­lot pro­gram an­nounced in May 2014 which al­lowed the two-wheeled ve­hi­cles to be used by com­pa­nies in Hal­i­fax, Truro and Ch­ester. He says driv­ers will be re­quired to wear hel­mets and there would also be a min­i­mum age of 16 for a driver to op­er­ate a per­sonal trans­porter on their own.

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