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London Met reminds the public ‘Hoverboard’ scooters are illegal

Individuals gliding through London (or anywhere in the UK) on self-balancing electric boards are breaching the law, the Metropolitan Police reminded commuters on Twitter on Sunday.

To curb the rise on curb-hogging electric boarders in the capital, the MPSSpecials reminded the public of legislation affecting self-balancing scooters. Effectively they are illegal to ride both on the road and on pavements.

‘Segway Guidance From The Department of Transport’ states that “self-balancing scooters would not currently meet the requirements of these schemes so are not legal for road use.”

It adds: “It is an offence under section 72 of the Highway Act 1835 to ride or drive a vehicle on the pavement.”

Due to the motorised nature of the vehicles, they are required by law to be “registered, licensed and insured to ride on public roads”.

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