Thursday, July 07, 2005
Segway Owner Fined $90 --- First in Canada
Pierre Lefeuvre, 54, made headlines last fall after he was charged with failing to have a licence and insurance for riding his Segway Human Transporter along a city street.
Justice of the peace Santino Spadafora dismissed his claim, saying Segways fall under the Highway Traffic Act's definition of a motor vehicle and that police were justified in filing the charges.
Charges of failing to have insurance and making an improper left turn were stayed."
Fortunate the insurance and improper left turn issue were stayed because the original charges were for $8000:
- Driving without a licence.
- Driving without insurance
- Making an illegal LH turn
In Summary: Segways do not belong on the sidewalk because they are motorized and because they do not meet Ontario's equipment safety standards for on-road use. They can only be operated where the MofT acts do not apply such as on private property!!!!