I have to say, I'm really baffled by the "stand-up scooters OK" rule, but nothing else is? What default-world-legal or in-reality difference is there between them and other powered vehicles that I am missing?
In particular, low-power mopeds--electric or gas. I saw a lot of these around the playa with no apparent permitting. I don't know that I have a problem with this myself, think they are less annoying than the gas-powered stand-up scooters. But when the rules are so illogical, and not evenly enforced, it creates a credibility/legitimacy problem for the rules as a whole. Are gate folks supposed to be screening for those? And what about that--I read the rules as saying one is not allowed to bring them into the event--but what if you are just traveling with them for use off-playa? Some folks drive a long ways, and many RVs bring tow-vehicles or scooters along. The rules don't make sense.
So, what if someone made a MV that was a stand-up chariot with a motorized drive out front (something along the lines of the RoboShaw). Would that OK to go not-licensed? What if it was made with the engine from one of those stand-up scooters?
Also, having lots of non-DMV approved vehicles running around because they are DPW, Emergency, staff, etc., yet don't have any clear markings of such further creates confusion as to the rules. I understand why they are allowed/needed, but they should have some sorta permit/pass clearly shown so folks know what category they are under.
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