Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik has shown his support for a petition to remove the ban on the two-wheeled, electric Segway.
A group of supporters at Westminster urged the Government to change rules which prevent the self-balancing vehicle from being used on roads or pavements.
The issue of electric personal vehicles will now be considered by the Government.
Mr Opik said: "The claim that Segways are illegal beggars belief. As far as I can see, there isn't a scrap of evidence for this in British law."
"However, it seems the Government in general, and transport secretary Lord Adonis in particular, are taking a sensible approach. If their consultation is effective, it will give the authorities a way to accept the common sense case to allow use of Segways on the same terms as electric bicycles."
Former US president George Bush once fell off a Segway, while a Segway was given to the then prime minister Tony Blair by the King of Jordan a few years ago.
Copyright © Press Association 2010