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No. MMDs can, are and should continue be viable options for people to travel from place to place as a replacement for other vehicles already on the road. They are extremely efficient and cost effective. They take up a lot less space than cars and in some instances can keep up with city traffic. The state governments have been making commitments to finding and encouraging viable cheap clean and efficient forms of transportation. MMDs or innovative vehicles are an option.
Using pedestrian law to govern transportation devices doesn't make sense. Like cars which can easily exceed the speed limit the enforcement comes down to driver behaviour. The rules need to be a mixture of bicycle and light vehicle. Allowing MMDs to occupy a bike lane on the road or shared path whilst acting responsibly around pedestrians. MMDs should also be subject to the speed limit. Prohibited from to multilane highways if another option exists. A registration fee such as TAC in Victoria or insurance can apply to cover third party damages similar to light vehicles. MMDs can help reduce traffic and carbon emissions but only if they can be used as a replacement for a car. Think bike not pedestrian.