Hoverboards continue to remain a popular form of recreation for many Americans. A growing number of children and young adults can be seen riding around on these motorized balancing boards. As a result, many police departments have received numerous inquiries about the safety of these devices and where they can and cannot be used.
Interestingly, the name hoverboard is a bit of a misnomer, since they roll – not hover – like a motorized scooter. According to the Westhampton police, New Jersey traffic law states that motorized scooters are prohibited on public roadways. Since hoverboards are very similar to motorized scooters, they are also not to be used on public roads.
Unfortunately, head injuries resulting from falling off the board are quite common. However, there is currently no law in place that requires the use of helmets while riding hoverboards. This is a serious safety concern, considering the majority of hoverboard users are middle school students.
If used properly, hoverboards can be a fun way to get from one place to another provided that users comply with the laws that dictate where you may and may not use them. If you or someone you know is charged with violating the traffic law that prohibits hoverboards on public roads, contact our Camden criminal lawyers at Gigliotti Law Group. We will work tireless to provide you with the skilled legal defense you deserve. We represent clients in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Salem County and Cumberland County. To schedule a confidential consultation, call us today at 844-742-7591 or contact us online.