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Old 07-01-2010, 01:42 AM   #1
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Is it illegal to run an rc vehicle (nitro or electric) on the street or at the local park? If so, where is this rule stated?
When i say street i mean in front of your house not down in the centre of town. I ask this because many people do it including myself and the other day i was at the local park and this bloke walking his dog approached me and said "don't get caught mate" its illegal to run rc cars on the road and at the park.
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in Australia it's not illegal to run an rc model in the street or park, however it's illegal to be a public nuisance so If someone complains then yes its illegal
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in Australia it's not illegal to run an rc model in the street or park, however it's illegal to be a public nuisance so If someone complains then yes its illegal
ok thanks. BTW where did you get this info from?
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I zip mine up and down my street when I'm tuning steering and what not. Cop drove past and just waved. No I don't thinks it's an issue till someone complains.

I was breaking in my Nitro Hyper 10sc last night. I think the neighbors were getting a little annoyed. I plan on taking it to the grade school a block away to finish breaking it in just to be courteous.
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in Australia it's not illegal to run an rc model in the street or park, however it's illegal to be a public nuisance so If someone complains then yes its illegal
DOes chasing dogs around the park count as a public nuisence?
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DOes chasing dogs around the park count as a public nuisence?
Yes, but chasing cats is OK!
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On a street no, but in a local park yes. They label it as a motorized vehicle.
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You can run electric rc in parks. Theyrequiet until they hit cats
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intill somebody complains than yea it will be illegal , i break in my engine and fine tune it on my street, without a problem during the day.

hell the people in my neighborhood, dont seem to care if somebody lets fireworks off at nite lol.
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Hi there,
Is it illegal to run an rc vehicle (nitro or electric) on the street or at the local park? If so, where is this rule stated?
When i say street i mean in front of your house not down in the centre of town. I ask this because many people do it including myself and the other day i was at the local park and this bloke walking his dog approached me and said "don't get caught mate" its illegal to run rc cars on the road and at the park.
First off, some guy walking down the street isn't the best source for this type of information; 96% of people simply aren't competent to make legal determinations.

I'm guessing you're in Australia? There must be an equivalent to the civil code; just do an online search. Honestly, as others stated, you're probably not going to have any problems so long as you're not impeding traffic, or running it too early or late. Heck, you may even get a few curious onlookers asking where they can one of their own.
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I got a LOL out of this. The irony of a brown number being used in that instance is funny.
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in Australia it's not illegal to run an rc model in the street or park, however it's illegal to be a public nuisance so If someone complains then yes its illegal
i know i can hear u and u are annoying me u bloody vic
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u do this and ya need a wack on the side of the head as if a dog manages to catch the car there is hot pipe and poisones fuel which potentially fatal to the dog
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u do this and ya need a wack on the side of the head as if a dog manages to catch the car there is hot pipe and poisones fuel which potentially fatal to the dog
What the hell are you talking about. Dogs can sense heat just like use. Are you telling me the damn dog is gonna open up the fuel tank and drink some gas. Thats like you telling me jimmy johnson cant go fast and turn left!
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