Faust Posted December 19, 2016 Share Posted December 19, 2016 You know, I am sick to frigging death of the way that UK legislations kill off the chances of doing so very many fun things that other parts of the world enjoy with little restriction and similarly little incident. There are things I would dearly like to do, but refrain from because they are technically illegal even though plenty of people seem to do them anyway. Prime example: Segways. Slow, auto-balancing modes of transport, not practical but lots of fun. Certainly less dangerous than the average mobility scooter user. And yet, due to outdated and restrictive motor vehicle laws, the only place that it is legal to ride one is private land. You know how many people have any significant amount of private land in the UK? Most of the people I know don't even have a garden! Another one: drones. You can't fly them within 50 metres of another human being. You can't fly them within 150 metres of a building or structure. Where can you fly them? Not even your back yard because, surprise surprise, that's likely to be closer than 150 metres to your neighbour's house. You've got to go to the middle of nowhere, and even then you've got to make sure that nobody else is around first. Ridiculous. And don't get me started on the cost of getting a license for commercial use! When oh when will the UK stop punishing responsible people from trying to have fun, and concentrate on punishing people who are actually causing trouble? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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