Motorised Skateboards

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Motorised Skateboards

Postby allde » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:13 pm

What are the Regulations on using a motorised (Electric) Skateboard on the road?

The one below has a top speed of 37 kph, others can do 40 kph up hills, 80kph downhills and around 60kph on the flats.



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Re: Motorised Skateboards

Postby Hardy » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:54 am

Under 200 watts and they should be OK. Over 200W and they need to be registered.

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Re: Motorised Skateboards

Postby allde » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:05 pm

Hardy wrote:Under 200 watts and they should be OK. Over 200W and they need to be registered.


The one above is 800 Watts, very common to see them on the street with kids riding them.

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Re: Motorised Skateboards

Postby Hardy » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:14 pm

The usual charges are driving unreg motor vehicle and driving on a footpath, and very often one of driving without a licence or driving whilst disqualified. Much depends on whether the vehicle meets the definition of "motor vehicle" which is a complicated issue.

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Re: Motorised Skateboards

Postby allde » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:01 pm

Interesting, so because it's motorised it needs to be registered, I'm assuming if it's wind powered there are no regulations governing use on a road, yet the motorised version has brakes.

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Re: Motorised Skateboards

Postby Hardy » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:30 pm

If it is wind powered it is a non-motorised vehicle, so treated the same as bicycles or horses. OK on Punt Road but stay off the Monash Freeway. If it is motorised, the police need to satisfy the court that the vehicle was used or intended to be used in an area that is open to the public for the use of motor vehicles.

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Re: Motorised Skateboards

Postby Hardy » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:46 am

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A Melbourne man is cooling his heels after being caught driving a motorised esky south-east of Melbourne.

Police from Hastings Highway Patrol pulled over the 29-year-old Rosebud West man as he was driving the 49cc esky along the footpath beside Point Nepean Road just after 5pm.

Police say the driver did not have a licence to drive the esky or any other vehicle.

He was issued with two infringement notices totalling $1476.

The esky was impounded for 30 days under local council laws relating to the use of unregistered recreational vehicles on council land.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/man-f ... 2sjpq.html


That is a very unusual case. Most people I see in that situation are also charged with drink driving. At court it all comes down to whether or not the vehicle is a motor vehicle under the Road Safety Act. The power of the engine is one issue, and whether or not it is a vehicle that is intended for use on a road is another.

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Re: Motorised Skateboards

Postby busdriver » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:20 pm

Hardy wrote:[ img ]

A Melbourne man is cooling his heels after being caught driving a motorised esky south-east of Melbourne.

Police from Hastings Highway Patrol pulled over the 29-year-old Rosebud West man as he was driving the 49cc esky along the footpath beside Point Nepean Road just after 5pm.

Police say the driver did not have a licence to drive the esky or any other vehicle.

He was issued with two infringement notices totalling $1476.

The esky was impounded for 30 days under local council laws relating to the use of unregistered recreational vehicles on council land.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/man-f ... 2sjpq.html


That is a very unusual case. Most people I see in that situation are also charged with drink driving. At court it all comes down to whether or not the vehicle is a motor vehicle under the Road Safety Act.


A bloke got caught over here in Adelaide for the same thing earlier this month.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-06/s ... ky/6002476


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