Segway Tasmania helps build respect

YOUNG people and the broader community learnt a valuable lesson about vehicle safety when Segway Tasmania hosted an obstacle course at the recent Chigwell Community Fair.

Aided by participants in the Full Gear motorbike safety program, the obstacle course challenged young people to be aware of the distractions and challenges that can be apparent when in charge of a vehicle.

With each Segway worth in excess of $12,000, Segway Tasmania manager Brian George said he was “truly impressed” by the respect each young person and Full Gear participant showed to the vehicles.

“As soon as we heard about this program attempting to improve young people’s attitude to road safety, we were on board,” he said.

“It is important to us not only as a business, but as members of our local community to support young people to deliver positive road safety messages.”

Segway Tasmania operates in and around Hobart, offering unique tour experiences including Hobart City Waterfront, Queens Domain, Clarence Foreshore Trail and Bellerive Beach, as well as winery, farm and bush tours.

For more information about Segway Tasmania, phone 0459 734 929, email, visit or the Facebook page at

Caption: Patrons learning to ride a Segway at the recent Chigwell Community Fair.

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