(A269, R334, H4954)
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWSOF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THEREGULATION OF TRAFFIC ALONG THE STATE’SHIGHWAYS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 26 SO AS TO DEFINE,ESTABLISH PROVISIONS REGULATING THE OPERATIONOF, AND PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR THE ILLEGALOPERATION OF ELECTRIC PERSONAL ASSISTIVEMOBILITY DEVICES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the tate of o!th "arolina#
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$"%&'*"ha+ter 5, %itle 56 of the 96 "ode is amended byaddin-#.Article 26$lectric /ersonal Assisti0e 1obility e0icesection 56533*(A)As !sed in this article, $lectric /ersonalAssisti0e 1obility e0ice or $/A1 means a selfbalancin- tonontandem heeled de0ice desi-ned to trans+ort one +erson, ith anelectric +ro+!lsion system ith a0era-e +oer of se0en h!ndred fiftyatts (one horse+oer), hose ma7im!m s+eed on a +a0ed le0els!rface, hen +oered solely by this +ro+!lsion system hile ridden by an o+erator ei-hin- one h!ndred se0enty +o!nds, is less thantenty miles an ho!r*(B)%he o+eration of an $/A1 is -o0erned by the +ro0isions of this article* otithstandin- another +ro0ision of la, an $/A1 isnot considered a 0ehicle or motor 0ehicle ithin the meanin- of thelas of this tate and no +ro0isions of la relatin- to 0ehicles or motor 0ehicles a++ly to an $/A1 !nless s+ecified in this article*(")A +erson may o+erate an $/A1 !+on sideal8s, roadays, bicycle ro!tes, +aths, or trails as contained in this article* ()A +erson o+eratin- an $/A1 on a sideal8, roaday, bicyclero!te, +ath, or trail shall e7ercise d!e care to a0oid collidin- ith, andshall yield the ri-htofay to, +edestrians and h!man +oered de0ices*A +erson o+eratin- an $/A1 also shall -i0e an a!dible si-nal beforeo0erta8in- and +assin- a +edestrian or +erson o+eratin- a h!man +oered de0ice* ($)An $/A1 m!st not be o+erated at a s+eed -reater than fifteenmiles an ho!r*