Hoverboard laws are continuing to get stricter. In January, a number of Hoverboard laws in California began, For example:
- Hoverboard riders have to be at least 16 years of age and must be wearing a helmet at all times.
- Hoverboard riders can only ride on sidewalks or streets where the posted speed limit is no more than 35 miles per hour.
Keep in mind that these are state-wide laws.
Individual cities can get into more laws that would apply only to them, and this is exactly what Long Beach is doing. The City Council recently voted to ban hoverboards from sidewalks, meaning they may now only be used on certain streets and obey the same rules as cyclists. This is to keep sidewalks in Long Beach pedestrian friendly.
Anyone violating any Hoverboard laws can be slapped with a fine and anyone caught under the influence and riding a hoverboard may even be cited with a DUI.
Hoverboard riders must watch out for their safety now, especially if they are riding on the streets. All other drivers, cyclists, and skaters must also be aware that they are not the only one’s using these paths anymore. Just as a cyclist can be hit by a car, so can a hoverboard rider and that is not going to be, nor should it ever be, acceptable by any terms of society. The overall consequences in breaking these new laws will most likely end up being a JAIL sentence. Getting out of jail, however, will be easy with a bail bond from Bail Bond Store – Santa Clarita.