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Hoverboard restrictions do not apply on Island

Thu, 15 Oct 2015


There's good news for anyone with a "hoverboard" on their Christmas list - you can ride them legally on the Isle of Man. 

Earlier this week the Crown Prosecution Service revealed the self-balancing scooters, which are soaring in popularity, are illegal to ride in public in Britain. 
 
They're prohibited from footways under the Highway Act of 1835 - however the Manx Government has confirmed there is no equivalent law on the Island. 
 
It says whilst the Isle of Man Road Traffic Act prohibits "driving" a vehicle on a footway hoverboards are ridden and therefore are permitted. 
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