I'm sorry about the "responsible" people who ride these things - the fact is that they are capable of being used on the street and are, yet they are no where near the standard of being roadworthy - and as such, cannot be considered street legal by the DOT.
Use them on private property, or run the risk of it being impounded!
Next should be those damn stand-up, weedeater-powered scooters...
... if you keep outlawing stuff that will get idiots killed!
If we saved every lemming that wanted to go over the cliff and every salmon that insisted on swimming upstream, we'd be up to our chins in lemmings and salmons! Hmm, add a bottle of Jagermeister to that equation and you might have yourself one helluva party. OK, never mind.
Hear hear! With the great nanny state stepping in to protect these would be candidates for the Darwin award, the mean IQ of our population will soon be equal to that of an MTV summer dance party. I say that concerned citizens everywhere should take up a collection to make sure that anyone wanting to ride one of these toys on the street is able to fulfill their fantasy, and their god given right to be stupid. VWW
A spin at the go kart track, some carousing at a "gentleman's club", some MOronic logistical problems thrown in for good measure (cause we're MO, and ya gotta). We didn't even get thrown out of anyplace, unless you count last call.
Come to think of it, we probably should have ordered up some lemmings, salmon, Jagermeister and a few pocketbikes. Now THEN we would have had a night to remember!
That's the problem with the government in general. All they can do is pass laws. For them the solution is everything is to pass another law. Pocket bikes? Outlaw them!Pass a law! People getting killed in autos cause they were too stupid to wear thier seatbelts? Pass another law! People offended by public drunkeness? Pass another law! I can't even sit on the curb in front of my house with a beer in my hand without fear of getting arrested. All because of government running uncontrolled. People complain about legislators getting too much vacation time, I say they should get more! The less they do, they better off we all are.
Wow, sorry for that rant. I don't know what got into me this morning....
That's good, I say. How can something that's smaller than the average kid's bicycle be allowed on the street? Pure stupidity if you actually wanna street ride them. And up here in the frigid north where SUV's and giant pickups rule the streets, those little things would just be speed bumps anyways.
Of course they banned them. Regardless of the safety issues on these things banning just about everything that's fun (unless it's perverted) is the normal governmental action for the neofascisti who run SF.
Maybe someone should mount these motors on shopping carts and give them to the homeless. Then the SF whackies would probably demand that the govt buy one for everybody.