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California's Hoverboard Laws

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Although we're sure the majority of those in this forum is an experienced hoverboard rider, newcomers should be aware of the following hoverboard laws and concerns in California. Here are some main takeaways from our blog if you're curious:

  • Under California Assembly Bill No. 604, which went into effect Jan. 1, the use of hoverboards, categorized as “electrically motorized boards,” is prohibited on highways when the rider is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The new law also requires hoverboard riders to wear helmets when riding on highways, bikeways or other public trails, sidewalks or bike paths. Riders must be at least 16 years old to operate the devices.
  • Before January 2021, the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol will report to the state Legislature about the effects hoverboards have on traffic safety.
  • Individuals injured by a hoverboard on the job may be eligible for benefits through the California workers’ compensation system.

Check out our post for more info: https://www.appellawyer.com/blog/california-hoverboard-laws/

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I might add that the Americans with Disabilities act specifically instructs State agencies to permit the use of mobility devices, including 'Segway PT.' Look at the guidance in this DOJ brochure: https://www.ada.gov/opdmd.htm

 

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On 8/14/2019 at 9:36 PM, Law Office of Alan LeVar said:

Although we're sure the majority of those in this forum is an experienced hoverboard rider

Really?

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Posted (edited)
On 8/14/2019 at 12:36 PM, Law Office of Alan LeVar said:

the use of hoverboards, categorized as “electrically motorized boards,” is prohibited on highways when the rider is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Is this really what the law states?

Cuz aint nobody gonna ride a hoverboard on the highway unless they HIGH AND WASTED OUTTA THEY MIND!!! :thumbup:

Edited by RayRay
At least not on Cali freeways...

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1 minute ago, RayRay said:

Is this really what the law states?

Cuz aint nobody gonna ride a hoverboard on the highway unless they HIGH AND WASTED OUTTA THEY MIND!!! :thumbup:

nobody going to ride a hoverboard period unless theyre high and wasted lmao.. not for more than two mins anyways.. why are hoverboards even mentioned in the law at all they were popular for like a few months and people just screwed around on them in or around their house.. they are slower than jogging and literally impossible to go anywhere at a speed faster than walking unless its in a mall.. no one is actually riding them its insane that they would make laws around them at all haha

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1 minute ago, Rywokast said:

nobody going to ride a hoverboard period unless theyre high and wasted

touché 

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