Special needs tricycles have been on the rise in Australia for years, but their popularity has been fuelled by technology.
The technology, called autonomous tricycling, has allowed many to travel more safely, with tricyclists using their hands for the first time in years.
But some of the benefits are being lost for some.
One study found that a majority of Australians have stopped using their tricycled devices, while others are having more accidents.
Tracycling Australia director Mark Liddell said there were a range of factors at play, from people not being able to see their tricycle, to technology being in its infancy and not yet being widely accepted.
“It’s certainly not a simple technology to deploy in Australia,” he said.
“It’s a very complex thing to deploy.”
Mr Liddel said tricycle usage had increased in recent years in response to a change in how people were riding their tricycles.
“There’s definitely a need to have an awareness of the safety of tricycraft and a willingness to get on with it,” he explained.
Mr Liddill said a growing number of tricycle users had been taking a different approach to their journeys.
He said people were choosing tricycrafter classes for training and safety reasons.
Many tricycycle drivers have also adopted other forms of technology to ensure they were following the laws of the road, including self-driving cars.
One recent study, for example, found a significant reduction in collisions involving tricylics, and increased safety for cyclists.
The study found a reduction in crashes of nearly 50 per cent for the majority of tricylist riders in NSW and Victoria.
In Tasmania, the number of crashes involving tricies dropped by nearly 50 percent, from 2,859 to 2,074.
Buses in Victoria also reported a significant decrease in the number and severity of crashes.
It was reported that a driver who was caught speeding was given a three-day suspended sentence and a $5,000 fine.