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Old 19.05.2016, 11:43
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Re: Does the police cares about electric longboard?

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You could always consider one of the folding Micro scooters as an alternative. Lots of people use them in my area.
Yeah i saw this but the problem is that it only gives power when you push, from the train station to my home there are really big hills so something like that would not be really usefull and it doesn't seem they have breaks wich i really need But it can go up to 25km/h kinda good for something that is only 1000 swiss francs
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Old 19.05.2016, 11:52
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Re: Does the police cares about electric longboard?

An Italian told me once, "Everything in Italy is allowed until it is forbidden, but in Switzerland everything is forbidden until it is allowed."

Why bring trouble for yourself, by using something that is not permitted in a public place?

There is a thread on this very subject, try http://www.englishforum.ch/daily-lif...sidewalks.html

You could buy a used electric bicycle and be completely legal, and safer, as it has brakes (Not breaks, ha ha!)

I used to live in Vuadens. It will be the neighbours that denounce you to the police.
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Re: Be aware - Hoverboards are illegal on streets and sidewalks

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If the kitten huggers really want to get their knickers twisted they should witness the skateboarders coming down Zuriberg and Adlisberg - cornering on their (gloved) hands and going down 1-way streets the wrong way.
Nit, pick: skateboarders (without them 'lectric motors) are treated as pedestrians by law, and thus aren't restricted by vehicle traffic rules such as 1-way street signs. (Jaywalking and endangering traffic, on the other hand, might apply.)

In some forward leaning countries electric skateboards (which are a very, very different beast from these "hoverboard" travesties or e-scooters) are on par with electric bicycles. I hope that's what gets enacted here eventually. They're actually pretty convenient mid-distance transporters.

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Old 25.09.2016, 19:54
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An Italian told me once, "Everything in Italy is allowed until it is forbidden, but in Switzerland everything is forbidden until it is allowed."
They plagerised that quote, the correct one is:

"The difference between Ticino and the rest of Switzerland is that in Ticino, everything is allowed uless it is forbidden, whereas in the other parts everything is forbidden unless it is allowed."

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Old 25.09.2016, 22:01
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They plagerised that quote, the correct one is:

"The difference between Ticino and the rest of Switzerland is that in Ticino, everything is allowed uless it is forbidden, whereas in the other parts everything is forbidden unless it is allowed."

Tom
Of course the list of things that are forbidden is really, really, really long.
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Old 25.09.2016, 22:02
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Of course the list of things that are forbidden is really, really, really long.
Perhaps, but no one in Ticino cares.

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They plagerised that quote, the correct one is:

"The difference between Ticino and the rest of Switzerland is that in Ticino, everything is allowed uless it is forbidden, whereas in the other parts everything is forbidden unless it is allowed."

Tom
Back in the late 1960s, when I first heard that kind of saying, it went, "In Germany, everything is forbidden unless it is allowed. In France, everything is allowed unless it is forbidden. In Italy, everything is allowed even when it is forbidden. And east of the Iron Curtain, everything is forbidden, even when it is allowed."
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Old 26.09.2016, 11:17
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Re: Be aware - Hoverboards are illegal on streets and sidewalks

There should also be a warning on the box of these hoverboards that advises you not to take a dog for a walk with them.

Had to pick up and dust down some teenage lad yesterday afternoon whose mum's Bichon Frise ankle-biter decided to chase a crow. Teenage boy ended up using all the skin on his elbow to stop and the hoverboard skidded under a parked car.

Be warned, kids!
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Old 26.09.2016, 11:33
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Nit, pick: skateboarders (without them 'lectric motors) are treated as pedestrians by law, and thus aren't restricted by vehicle traffic rules such as 1-way street signs. (Jaywalking and endangering traffic, on the other hand, might apply.)

In some forward leaning countries electric skateboards (which are a very, very different beast from these "hoverboard" travesties or e-scooters) are on par with electric bicycles. I hope that's what gets enacted here eventually. They're actually pretty convenient mid-distance transporters.
The point was not wether or not a skateboard is legal, but these guys at the places Ken mentioned are doing easily over 30 kmh without brakes in a tight one-way downhill street where I as a motorist going up can not expect them to do so... or see them coming. It is some fatal crashes waiting to happen.

P.S: Electric skateboards are in no way "on par" with an e-bike. E-bikes have the brakes and stability of a light motorcycle, most actually even better... an electric skateboard is nowhere near as safe in traffic.
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