With all the talk about interpreting law going on I wonder if it would be worth putting together an E-skate Association.
In, my limited, experience when there has been changes made to legislation part of the process has been consultation with Industry and trade associations, there has also been occasion (in the UK) when a hobbyist association has been able to raise issue and contribute to the legislative committee.
Views of an established association would be of more use than that of a group of flag waving individuals, if ever knee jerk legislation was proposed.
An association could be a way of providing a framework from which to be able to demonstrate best practice – I’m not talking ride at 15mph or 250 Watt – just reasoned thought as to why choices are made, something along the lines of what ‘a prudent and reasonable person’ would do.
Ride carefully; wear a helmet; maintenance; reliable electronic braking methods; not skating whilst pregnant or smoking crack; lights at night etc.
If an E-skate builder were to wind up in court and be able to demonstrate following a common sense approach to e-skating then, perhaps, this would help with mitigation.
Not saying ‘let’s create an association and lobby Government’ more let’s keep our heads down and prepare – at the end of the day who actually knows more about E-skating than the people here.