News and announcements

Segway use in the ACT

From 1 July 2017, segways can be used for private and commercial use in the ACT.  There are strict rules and regulations applying to segway use.  Any breach of the rules and regulations relating to segway use may result in an infringement notice being issued by a police officer, with a penalty attached.

What is a segway?

A segway, for the purpose of the ACT road transport law, is a vehicle:

  • designed to be self-balancing; and
  • that is propelled by an electric motor; and
  • that has 2 wheels that operate on a single axis; and
  • that has a platform between the wheels for a person to stand on; and
  • that has handles mounted on an upright post.

Rules applying to a segway user

When using a segway, you must:

  • wear an approved bicycle helmet that is securely fitted and

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New Learn to Ride Centre in Belconnen

The learn to ride cycle training facility at Lake Ginninderra is now open for young cyclists to practice their skills and learn about road safety. The centre provides a practical facility for parents, schools and…

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ACT Road Safety Fund Grants Program

The ACT Government is inviting individuals and groups with ideas to make Canberra’s roads safer to apply for an ACT road safety grant.

The 2017 ACT Road Safety Fund grants program will provide funding for…

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National Road Safety Week: 8 – 14 May 2017

From 8 – 14 May 2017, Canberra will turn yellow in support of National Road Safety Week (NRSW).  Development

The Justice and Community Safety Directorate, Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate and ACT Policing have…

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ACT Liquor Reform

On 11 May 2017, the Liquor Amendment Bill was passed by the Legislative Assembly.
The reforms improve the vibrancy of Canberra’s nightlife precincts, remove unnecessary regulation for the liquor and hospitality industry,…

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