I know that you have seen some of these around your neighbourhood and wondered what they were. According to ChooseWheels, hoverboards are transportation devices that run on two wheels. They are a sort of electric skateboards whereby the rider leans forward or backward to control their movement and direction.
Hoverboards have become a craze in the last few months in the UK. A number of pop artists and footballers in Britain have highly endorsed their use, with some having been photographed riding down the streets on one of these boards. It is among the best gifts that anyone could give you in the upcoming Christmas holidays.
These self-balancing scooters have become increasingly popular, with teenagers and young adults alike jumping on this bandwagon. Hoverboards now play a huge role in the lives of young people of this generation. They are a must have.
But we cannot confidently say that there haven’t been problems associated with this extreme fun activity. Questions have been raised concerning their use.
A lot of controversy has surrounded the use of hoverboards. Here in the UK, you would be breaking the law if you take one of these two-wheel scooters for a ride on public roads and pavements. You could be risking a fine or prosecution when you break this law, which has existed for the past century and a half.
It is an unquestionable fact that riding hoverboards in public spaces has become increasingly difficult. Several people including rapper Wiz Khalifa have been arrested having been found on the wrong side of the law.
The question we should be asking ourselves is, “Can you ride hoverboards in your home?’’ I can happily tell you the answer to that is “Yes, you can.” There is a silver lining for anyone who wishes to use these segway-like scooters at the comfort of their homes.
According to laws of the land: “You can only ride an unregistered self-balancing scooter on land which is private property and with the landowner’s permission. The Department for Transport would advise that appropriate safety clothing should be worn at all times.”
This is absolutely good news. Police will not come knocking at your doors and question you. You have all the freedom to ride hoverboards inside the corridors of your house. Much like if you had a gym in your home, no one can stop you if you feel like working out at 2 in the morning.
Hoverboards are a great way to get around the house especially, if you don’t enjoy walking that much.
They are easy to use motorized gadgets that will get you from one room to another in the most convenient and fun-filled way possible. You can go to the bathroom one minute and be on your way to make that cup of coffee in the kitchen without even stepping down from your board.
Outside of the house, hoverboards can be quite useful. Whether you need to get your mail or take out the trash just hop on one. Lawn-mowing, usually a boring activity, will seem easy and enjoyable too when you do it while using a hoverboard.