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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tortoise and the Hare...


It is my understanding that in Australia, you can't drive a Segway on the road or sidewalk because it is considered dangerous. Sweden won't allow it on any public road or pavement. Last year the Netherlands made it illegal for public roads. In the United Kingdom, you can only use them on private property. In Denmark, they are classified as a moped requiring mechanical brakes, lights and license plates. In Japan, it is classified as a motorcycle and requires the same difficult set-up as Denmark. Germany allows them only on private grounds although public tests are underway. I may be wrong but this is my understanding. Althought the maximum speed is 12.5 miles per hour, this gentleman passed me many times as I drove alongside him in traffic today. He actually beat me to my destination. They should be banned in Hawai'i for that reason alone. Making me look foolish. I felt like the hare. And the slow but steady tortoise won the race. No more carrots for lunch...

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