New York City kids who want hoverboards for Christmas might have to zip around indoors, because the gadgets are illegal on the Big Apple’s streets and sidewalks.
An NYPD spokesman confirmed that hoverboards are illegal on NYC sidewalks, because they are motor vehicles that can’t be registered. Hoverboarders caught zipping around on sidewalks, streets, or parking lots could face a fine of up to $200, according to the New York Daily News. Hoverboards don’t actually levitate, they’re more like electric scooters without handles, but they’ve become the subject of increasing fascination.
A silver lining to this disappointing news? Thrill-seekers can still use their hoverboards in parks.
- What We Know So Far About the Deadly Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
- Beyoncé's Album of the Year Snub Fits Into the Grammys' Long History of Overlooking Black Women
- How the U.S. Shot Down the Alleged Chinese Spy Balloon
- Effective Altruism Has a Toxic Culture of Sexual Harassment and Abuse, Women Say
- Inside Bolsonaro's Surreal New Life as a Florida Man—and MAGA Darling
- 'Return to Office' Plans Spell Trouble for Working Moms
- 8 Ways to Read More Books—and Why You Should
- Why Aren't Movies Sexy Anymore?
- How Logan Paul's Crypto Empire Fell Apart