Thursday, August 5, 2010

DOJ: Segways not allowed on trails

American Trails has a report on their website regarding a recent final ruling by the Department of Justice with regards to wheelchairs and "Other Power Driven Mobility Devices" on trails in federally designated wilderness areas.

Basically the DOJ has ruled that the Segway® Personal Transporter is not a wheelchair because the Segway® is not designed primarily for use by individuals with disabilities, nor used primarily by persons with disabilities.

The current law states that "on National Forest System lands wherever foot travel is allowed, any wheelchair or other mobility device is allowed if the device was designed solely for use by a mobility-impaired person for locomotion and it is suitable for use in an indoor pedestrian area."

For more information on the subject and to read the article, please click here.


Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

3 comments:

Kendra Beutler said...

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