This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Allow the use of small powered transportation such as 'hoverboards' on pavements
The Highways Act (1835) prohibits the use of powered vehicles on the pavement. Although this was a good idea at the time, preventing things such as steam powered traction engines from being used, it now stifles progress as harmless devices are illegal to use.
Popular self-balancing scooters (so-called 'Hoverboards') and other such devices as electric scooters and segways are also deemed illegal in the UK.
They are legal for use in much of the rest of the world. The UK's strict adherence to anachronistic laws is self-defeating in this case, and should be altered to accommodate advances in technology.
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