Segways and Hoverboards: The Law
Personal transporters, such as the Segway Personal Transporter are powered by electricity and transport a passenger standing on a platform propelled on two or more wheels. They are capable of speeds up to 12 mph.
Under current legislation, the Department for Transport considers Segway Personal Transporters as motor vehicles, subject to road traffic laws. Hoverboards are in essence a Segway without the central column and handle. As they are considered motor vehicles, those riding them will be subject to Road Traffic Law.
So that you can stay safe and legal, please take a look at the factsheet below created by the Dyfed Powys Neighbourhood Development Hub. School Community Police Officer Teams will be distributing the factsheet to all schools and educational establishments in Wales.