Thursday, January 26, 2017

Virginia Bill Would Crack Down on Drunken Segway Drivers

Drunk? Maybe not. But making bad choices?
Chances are good.
Virginia could soon be spared the terrors of drunken Segway drivers. Yes, drunken Segway drivers. No, I didn't know that was an issue either.

According to the Washington Post, a proposed bill would target people riding a bike, an “electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped” on a highway while intoxicated.

 If passed, offenders would face a Class 2 misdemeanor. That could mean that at least six months in the pokey and a fine of up to $1,000, or both. Ouch. That's kind of harsh.

The Virginia Biking Federation, said, while they're not opposed to the bill, they don't see a lot of wasted bicyclists.

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