Laws for Texas and the Segway PT

Laws for Texas and the Segway PT


SUBCHAPTER C.


ELECTRIC PERSONAL ASSISTIVE MOBILITY DEVICES

Sec. 551.201. DEFINITION.  In this subchapter, "electric

personal assistive mobility device" means a two non-tandem wheeled

device designed for transporting one person that is:

(1) self-balancing; and

(2) propelled by an electric propulsion system with an

average power of 750 watts or one horsepower.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1318, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.


Sec. 551.202. OPERATION ON ROADWAY.

(a) A person may operate an electric personal assistive mobility device on a

residential street, roadway, or public highway with a speed limit

of 30 miles per hour or less only:

(1) while making a direct crossing of a highway in a

marked or unmarked crosswalk;

(2) where no sidewalk is available; or

(3) when so directed by a traffic control device or by

a law enforcement officer.

(b) A person may operate an electric personal assistive

mobility device on a path set aside for the exclusive operation of

bicycles.

(c) Any person operating an electric personal assistive

mobility device on a residential street, roadway, or public highway

shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand edge.

(d) Except as otherwise provided by this section,

provisions of this title applicable to the operation of bicycles

apply to the operation of electric personal assistive mobility

devices.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1318, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.


Sec. 551.203. SIDEWALKS. A person may operate an electric

personal assistive mobility device on a sidewalk.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1318, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

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