Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon, Conservative)
We have no plans, at present, to review the requirements relating to Segway Personal Transporters and other electric personal vehicles (EPVs) for use on the highway. EPVs are mechanically propelled vehicles and as such must be approved, registered, taxed and insured before they can be used on the road. In addition the rider would need the appropriate driving licence.
A review and public consultation was undertaken by DFT in early 2010 and the results published in November that year. A copy is available at the following weblink: