At least now you have a state official on record saying the law needs to be changed.
Are you looking for a repeal of the Guv's action or a revision of the definition of bike?
Just putting the Electric Bicycle Law that was in place for at least 10 years would be just fine if anyone would just look in to it.
Hi Joe, Thank you for writing the DOT with this response.It seems that they fail to realize that when Segway lobbyed there product there WAS a perfectly good electric bike law on the books that was REMOVED after DOT made this study and Segways were put on and electric bicycles were removed from any new definition.Since there was a perfectly written discription of THE ELECTRIC BICYCLE LAW in Hawaii for many years before Segway came along I'm sure it can be found in the Vehicle Code books prior to 2002.It was online until the law was changed for NO REASON!
Aloha, Randy Draper
"Motorized bicycle" means a device with two tandem wheels
11 that is propelled both by human power and by an internal
12 combustion engine or a battery powered motor. If battery
13 powered, it has a maximum of 1500 watts (2 horsepower); if
14 powered by an engine it has no more than 2 horsepower (50 cc),
15 an automatic transmission, and a maximum design speed of not
16 more than 25 mph on a flat surface unassisted by human power.