The VicRoads page on scooters and wheeled recreational devices states:
If your motorised scooter:
- is powered by a petrol motor
- has an electric motor with a maximum power greater than 200 watts
- has a maximum speed greater than 10 km/h
then it cannot be legally used on a road or any road related areas, including footpaths, share paths and public areas. The fine for an illegal device is $826. Other penalties may also apply.
All of the most popular models are capable of going well beyond that speed. As should any transportation device not intended for toddlers. For example the Segway Ninebot E25 and Xiaomi Mi 1S each list top speeds of 25 km/h.
The law is rarely enforced but why give police yet another excuse to discriminate?
Not a TIL because I didn’t learn it today but Messrs is the plural form of Mr. I saw it in the Economist a while back and then Googled it…
Speaking of the Economist, I also didn’t know about state liquor monopolies in Colombia. I did know about chirrinchi and that it makes a potent mix with frutiño.
You’re probably all over this but I only recently discovered Spotify’s sleep mode.
I recommend Mike Duncan’s History of Rome and Revolutions podcasts 👍
Haven’t done one of these for a while but also haven’t got around to doing the longer form content I planned so ¯¯\_( ツ)_/¯
Lord Byron was the father of Ada Lovelace 😮
Cool on so many levels.
Thanks random HN commenter!
Wanted to get some Tyler style posts going before 2021.
At its peak; the Empire of Brazil was larger than the Roman Empire. Via Wikipedia. Don’t quote me on this.
It’s an enjoyable and easy covid 19 test as a loss of smell is a reported symptom…
*If you’re concerned, get an actual test. I’m not a doctor. Please don’t sue me.