16 Oct '15, 5pm

California signs legislation to make hoverboards legal

California is embracing the future exactly how Marty McFly envisioned it . This week, the state passed legislation making hoverboards legal to use on the streets. Formerly banned, hoverboards, as well as electric skateboards, can now be operated alongside bicycles , letting adventurists ride straight into the future. The current ban on motorized skateboards did not see a future of streets full of hoverboards, as it was initially put into place in the 1970s and referred to petrol-powered personal vehicles. Getting up to date, California decided to redact the outdated law, and allow upgraded skateboards to boogie along with commuters in the bike lane . Related: The World’s First Working Hoverboard is Finally Here The law, referred to as AB 604, also takes safety into account, requiring hoverboard riders to gear up as if on a bike. The boards, carrying just one body, have to ...

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