But this does not mean that you can ride them on the street.
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On Monday, the 26th precinct police of New York, which covers part of Morningside Heights and West Harlem, tweeted that hoverboards, self-balancing scooters, which took over the world, are illegal:
Over the past two days, tweets requested dozens of responses, mostly pointing to exceptions under the Administrative Code cited in the tweet. Namely:
“For the purposes of this section, the term motorized scooter must not include a wheelchair or other mobility aids for use by persons with disabilities, with electric devices can not exceed fifteen miles per hour, or” electric mobility of personal support “is defined as a self-balancing, two non-tandem-wheeled device, designed to carry one person with an electric propulsion system”
Hoverboards, at least, those who came to the United States so far (all of them are made in China) can not exceed 15 miles per hour. Most of them can not exceed 8 miles per hour. In addition, hoverboards, which work with two independent self-balancing wheels, fit the description very “electric personal mobility assistive devices”, meaning that they are exempt from this administrative code.
A noon today, 26 district removed the tweet.
reached for comment, a detective who said PR total NYPD said that it is something about the decision to take down the tweet I do not know: “We do not have a clue We did not tweet up ,.” She said.
However, just because the precinct deleted the tweet does not mean that you can go anywhere on the hoverboard public. The city Department of Transportation does consider hoverboards cars and any car that can not be registered in New York State it is illegal to ride in any area that allows registered car traffic, including streets, sidewalks, roads, parking.
In other words :. New Yorkers, hoverboarding keep in your apartment and park
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