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post #11 of 51
The government ruining our fun again

I bet it would bypass all the congestion charging + no need for petrol + no MOT. So no money to the Gov, thats why they hating
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post #12 of 51
Really is a shame he can't use it in public.C'mon england let this guy get out and around.
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post #13 of 51
Looks fun, but too heavy to cart around with you day in day out, just for the offroad i guess?
post #14 of 51
DAMN! UK Government is really tightening their sphincter, first no Segways and now this.
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post #15 of 51
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Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post
Really is a shame he can't use it in public.C'mon england let this guy get out and around.
You didn't read the article did you?

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While we figure that giant, tread-wielding wheelchairs have no trouble selling themselves, a disabled man named Jim Starr is helping them along their merry way -- a story about his TankChair being rejected for street use by UK authorities is giving the company plenty of free advertising. That's not to say that we don't feel for the disabled father of two, and hope he gets to use his snow-crushing, beach-mashing wheelchair in peace -- it's just not particularly surprising that a non-standard vehicle would be illegal to use on public roadways, and as you'll see in the video after the break (at roughly 5:30) the law doesn't seem to be restraining him any.
The law said he can't, but no one is really doing anything, he'll be fine.
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The law said he can't, but no one is really doing anything, he'll be fine.
Oh they might not till someone complains, and you know someone who hates the world will. Or some local gooney with too much time on their hands will make a stink. If I where him, I would find some good disabilities activists/attorneys to push the issue, and find a good manufacture to produce this thing under license. Hopefully he has filed some sort of patent or copyright.
post #17 of 51
I wish the kid coughing would put a pipe in it. Jesus.
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Only in Russia
Russia has far more restrictive firearm laws than the US, or even many European nations.

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probably becuz of britians street conditions and not so much the actual wieght of the chair.
Yeah, it's obvious that weight is not an issue.

The chair clearly has less ground pressure than most automobiles, even very light ones.
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post #19 of 51
My chair weighs 200 lbs and I weigh 200 lbs, we are an even match for needing a 400 lb capacity floor haha, my wood floor creaks a little when I roll.
To the person that said that the tank chair wouldn't need petrol, yes it does, it is not electric, when you watch the vid you will see a puff of smoke when he is in the woods.
At least I saw a puff when he was there.
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I wish the kid coughing would put a pipe in it. Jesus.
Thank you, I Second this.
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