Self-balancing motorized boards have many names: hoverboards, swagways, self-balancing scooters, and personal transporters. The good news for hoverboard riders is that they will now be street legal in California. Drivers should be cautious of hoverboard riders and recognize that they have rights and responsibilities on the roadways.
Southern California hoverboard riders and automobile drivers must be aware of new California law set to go into effect beginning January 1, 2016.
Here are some of the highlights of the law:
You might be wondering if you can ride your hoverboard in outdoor public places such as the Irvine Spectrum Mall Expect that most privately owned public spaces will likely ban the use of hoverboards on their property. Having riders zipping around pedestrians can not only be an annoyance, but also can pose a serious risk of safety to others, especially in crowded areas. Mall owners will likely not want to risk being liable allowing an reasonably dangerous condition to exist for other shoppers.
If you have any questions regarding the information provided in this article, please don’t hesitate to call Gokal Law Group, Inc. at 949-753-9100. Safe Riding!