Did anyone get a new hoverboard for Christmas? Well, if you did, or if you already have one, you better be 16 years or older if you plan on riding it. There are a number of new California laws to abide by when it comes to these hot and a little controversial commodities.
- Anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs while riding a hoverboard will be given a DUI.
- Helmets must be worn at all times while on the hoverboard.
- Riders must stay on streets where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less. However, if there is a bike lane, riders may use it.
- The boards must have lights and reflectors so that they can be seen at night time or in cloudy, foggy weather.
Riders cannot go faster than 15 miles per hour.
If you are caught disobeying one of the above laws, you may be punished with a $250 fine. It’s very very doubtful it will come to an arrest, but if something gets out of hand somewhere and someone is arrested for an incident, the judge will likely offer bail.