Bad news for locomotively challenged time-travellers. The Guardian have confirmed that Hoverboards, the scaled-down not quite the same thing as in Back To The Future self-balancing vehicles, are illegal to use on either roads or pavements.
According to guidelines released by the Crown Prosecution Service, the devices fall under the same guidelines as the Segway, and, it would seem that the decision hinges on the fact that these are both powered vehicles (and therefore illegal on pavements) and also too small and unsafe to be worthy for road usage. While we do of course respect the right of the judicial system and road authority to make these types of deliberations, we respectfully ask that they rethink their decision, providing each hoverboard owner agreed to wear the protective clothing so responsibly recommended by Biff Tannen’s goons in Back To The Future II.
“Own one of these or thinking about getting one? They’re illegal to ride in public! Info here: http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/p_to_r/road_traffic_offences/#dot …“