Designed with no seat (cannot be a modified vehicle with the seat removed)

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Designed with no seat (cannot be a modified vehicle with the seat removed)

Post by tffy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:58 pm

https://burningman.org/event/art-perfor ... protocols/ says that about stand-up scooters?

What's the deal? If the vehicle fits within all the other rules/regulations - low power, low weight, etc... why is there this requirement added?

Someone enlighten me, puhhllease?

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Re: Designed with no seat (cannot be a modified vehicle with the seat removed)

Post by Dirkadirka » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:27 pm

Although some scooters with seats meet the other requirements, many do not. The seat is an easy identifier. This is my best theory.
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Post by some seeing eye » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:31 pm

ePlaya has no idea. Only the DMV@burningman knows.
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Re: Designed with no seat (cannot be a modified vehicle with the seat removed)

Post by Sham » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:21 am

There are all sorts of new motorized vehicles being sold over the past few years that were not on the market when the event started. This was largely unregulated on the playa and OF COURSE people took advantage and pushed for bigger and faster. With the full blessing of everyone who had to jump out of the way of someone zooming around at high speeds on a scooter or electric bike, these machines really should be banned.

As for fitting requirements, except for having a seat---they DON'T fit the requirement. Personally, I would love to see the fast motorized bikes confiscated until the end of the week.

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Post by lucky420 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:18 am

“Ban electric bikes” says the man with an art car... :P
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Re: Designed with no seat (cannot be a modified vehicle with the seat removed)

Post by ygmir » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:57 am

Sham wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:21 am
There are all sorts of new motorized vehicles being sold over the past few years that were not on the market when the event started. This was largely unregulated on the playa and OF COURSE people took advantage and pushed for bigger and faster. With the full blessing of everyone who had to jump out of the way of someone zooming around at high speeds on a scooter or electric bike, these machines really should be banned.

As for fitting requirements, except for having a seat---they DON'T fit the requirement. Personally, I would love to see the fast motorized bikes confiscated until the end of the week.
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Re: Designed with no seat (cannot be a modified vehicle with the seat removed)

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:33 am

In all the years I roamed the playa I don’t recall having to jump out of the way of speeding scooters.
I used to ride a gas motorized bike, the only havoc I caused was one moderate-speed chase from a DMV golf cart... but that was 20 years ago.
Statute of limitations... didn’t happen...

The rule was pretty much a generalization to identify what was really more a motorcycle than a scooter. There are too many different things on the market to individually allow/disallow each one.
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