NYC Legalizes Hoverboards

December 30, 2015

Hoodriderz has been working with local legislators to clear up some of the confusion around the legality of hover boards. 

State Senator Jose Peralta wants to amend the law and let cities create their own rules. In New York City, riders could be required to wear a helmet and kneepads or to stay in parks.

“We need to regulate these hoverboards so people can ride them in a safe manner,” said Mr. Peralta, who introduced a bill to change how the devices are regulated to make them legal in the city. Mr. Peralta was joined by Assemblyman David I. Weprin, also a Queens Democrat, who is introducing a similar bill.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat said: “We want to make sure if they are used in the city on any broader scale, that it’s done safely,”

Councilman Andy King, a Bronx Democrat, said he planned to introduce a resolution in the City Council in support of Mr. Peralta’s bill, noting that hoverboards were popular among young black and Hispanic men.

Read more over at the NYTimes here 





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