Become familiar with the regulations in your state

The Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) complies with all Federal product standards and applicable safety standards requirements. Segway PTs may be used in all 50 states on private property with the permission of the property owner. As of February 2016, 45 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation to allow use of Segway PTs on sidewalks, bike paths, and certain roads. The laws differ from state to state, so it is important that potential purchasers and Segway PT users carefully review their state regulations and comply with any special requirements. (Many of these laws use the term "Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device (EPAMD)" or "Personal Motorized Mobility Device", which are generally defined so as to include the Segway PT.) In most cases, state legislation gives local authorities the option of enacting additional laws about Segway PT use. Segway recommends that potential purchasers and users check with local government to identify and comply with regulations in their town or city.

Legislation governing use of Segway PTs is primarily at the state level. The following states have enacted permissive legislation:



Certain states have no prohibitions against the use of powered conveyances on sidewalks and in pedestrian areas. These states include:

  • Arkansas
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • North Dakota
  • Wyoming


While in general no state prohibitions exist in these states, local regulations may exist. We recommend that you check your local regulations prior to use in public areas.

Legislative efforts continue. If your home state has not yet enacted permissive legislation, please revisit this site in the future for updates.

Disclaimer: This legislation may not be the most recent version. Each individual state may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.