Eileen Murphy spotted this thing parked (head in, of course) at East 5th and K streets in South Boston today. Looks to be an Estrima Biro, from Italy.
These spacesavers are getting out of control!
That's a Wheelchair with a shell
I was thinking more of a useless golf cart?
Climate controlled and all you really need to get around the city.
No no. That's this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canta_(vehicle)
I didn't realize golf carts were street legal. This might be practical for puttering around in town, but I can on imagine the terror-inspiring experience taking that little beeper on the highway would be!
Designed by Fix It Again Tony from Italy
1. It has a plate and what looks to be an inspection sticker. Mirrors, seats, doors, wiper(s?), lights, presumably seat belt.. why can't it be legal?
2. It's probably a fantastic vehicle for puttering around small, urban spaces. It is obviously not meant for highway use.
Has plates & sticker.
It qualifies as an LSV. It is highway-restricted. It can be plated and driven around legally. It requires a license.
"top speed greater than 20 mph but not greater than 25 mph"
You can take that up with the owner, the manufacturer, and the fucked up state laws we have for vehicles that aren't cars.
The state just keep making new designations and ignoring reality and leaving gaps between designations (it sure isn't a LUV, trust me). For now, basically the registry takes their best guess and then you get pulled over by some numbnut cop who doesn't know the laws and starts handing out "justice" to let the courts sort it out because our legislature is crap when it comes to keeping up with technology.
Almost 16k for a car that maxes out at 45km/h ~ 28mph?
I don't think you have to worry about the highway in that thing, that can't be an option.
Probably will never get caught speeding in town...
To take that vehicle on the highway in Massachusetts, or, according to the state law regarding low-speed vehicles, on any public way (except to cross) with a speed limit greater than 30 mph. State law prohibits operating that vehicle at speeds in excess of 25 mph as well.
I don't know if Boston parking regulations permit parking perpendicular to the curb even if the vehicle is short enough to do so without blocking the travel lane(s).
the city of boston speed limit is 25 unless otherwise posted. and theyre talking about making it 20. must make southie parking easy. good question on perpendicular parking ... wonder what the real law is? couldnt find it at first google.
other than Interstate highways and expressways, so why shouldn't this be allowed too? It is faster than a bicycle.
Depends who’s riding the bike. A fit cyclist would leave that roller skate behind.
don't ride at 25 mph, at least not for any sustained period on a flat surface.
I can’t find them for sale in the USA. This might be modified to have a stronger engine for all we know.
It is electric, but you can remove the battery and take it to your apartment (or office) to charge.
How much does it weigh? And what sort of insurance can you get? It looks as though two or three strong people might carry it someplace.
So a little more than 700 lbs.
and takes up less curb space while pulled straight in, so what's the issue?
It's a threat to the status quo.
Safely pulling in and out.
Not sure about the world, but Canada's Worst Drivers is a great tv show.
... that sail the sea, Davy's is the only one for me!
This suggests that someone left their Cadillac Escalade anchored somewhere further out. #yachtlife
The smart is also short enough to park sideways, but Boston's laws specifically require wheels to be parallel to the curb, so it's sadly not technically legal to park this way.
Sixty degree back in parking now!
even with a little smart car like that.
Of course. It's the next generation Baby Carriage!
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