Norway may have arrested its first drunk Segway driver

See the original posting on The Verge

Norway arrested what may be the country’s first drunk Segway driver, after legalizing the vehicles a month ago. The man was arrested in Oslo after witnesses reported that he was behaving strangely and struggling to balance on his two-wheeled scooter, though blood tests have yet to confirm he was drunk.

Norway seems unusually concerned that Segways will become popular enough to pose a serious public danger. The country banned “self-balancing vehicles” because their 12 mile-per-hour top speed meant they would be classed as mopeds, and the roads agency didn’t think they were safe. The government then lifted the ban a month ago hoping they will “revolutionize traffic patterns,” according to the BBC. “I really hope we’re not risking having…

Continue reading…