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Q2. Do I bear the responsibilities of a driver if I ride an electric unicycle on the road and hit someone?


As discussed in the section on electric mobility devices, riding an electric unicycle may constitute the offence of driving an unregistered and licensed vehicle. You may therefore be treated as a driver and have to bear all responsibilities that a driver of a motor vehicle may bear. Even though it is unlikely that an electric mobility device may lead to serious charges like careless driving and dangerous driving, you could be charged under section 4(8) of the Summary Offences Ordinance (Cap. 228): “rides or drives on any foot-path without obvious necessity; or in any public place rides or drives recklessly or negligently or at a speed or in a manner which is dangerous to the public, having regard to all the circumstances of the case”.