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2020-08-08 12:32:46 AM  
I've always said flying cars are a terrible idea. You want to take the crash statistics of a car and apply them to an airplane? I don't trust the average driver on the road, why would I trust them with an extra axis to pay attention to?
 
2020-08-08 4:12:32 AM  
Since my father is a NH state rep, I was curious as to how he voted on this.  Turns out, it wasn't voted on, the Governor just signed off on it.

And, non, it doesn't make flying cars legal.

House Bill 1182 Title:  "Establishing the commission to study the on road usage of non-traditional motor vehicles, relative to motor vehicles and transportation, relative to roadable aircraft, and making an appropriation to the department of education for the purpose of funding the Hudson CTE center."

They haven't made them legal.  Yet.  They're looking into them.
 
2020-08-08 7:49:10 AM  

RatMaster999: Since my father is a NH state rep, I was curious as to how he voted on this.  Turns out, it wasn't voted on, the Governor just signed off on it.

And, non, it doesn't make flying cars legal.

House Bill 1182 Title:  "Establishing the commission to study the on road usage of non-traditional motor vehicles, relative to motor vehicles and transportation, relative to roadable aircraft, and making an appropriation to the department of education for the purpose of funding the Hudson CTE center."

They haven't made them legal.  Yet.  They're looking into them.


The bill appears to do more than the summary suggests:

261:41-c  Roadable Aircraft; Registration.
I.  Upon receipt of an application for registration of a roadable aircraft and payment of applicable state and municipal registration permit fees, the department shall issue a certificate of registration to the owner of such aircraft, provided that the application is accompanied by the following:
(a)  Proof of valid and unexpired aircraft registration issued by the New Hampshire department of transportation.
(b)  A copy of an annual aircraft inspection completed within the 12 calendar months immediately preceding the date of application.


It sure reads like people will be able to start registering  "roadable aircraft" immediately.  The following text says that flying cars can use the roads pretty normally, only landing or taking off on public roads in an emergency.
 
2020-08-08 10:09:26 AM  
The "author" of that article needs a kick in the jimmies
 
2020-08-09 10:46:59 AM  
People want cars that can fly, but what you're going to get is planes allowed on the roads.
 
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