6 Best All-Terrain Hoverboards – Tried & Tested Off-Road Models October, 2020
Bank in 2015 hoverboards hit the market with a bang. These two wheeled self balancing scooters became THE hot product of the year, and although they hit a few blips along the way (inferior quality models with cheap batteries caused some fire problems in the early days), they have only gone from strength to strength since then.
In 2016 Underwriter Laboratories introduced the UL 2272 hoverboard certification, so hoverboards are now safer and higher quality than ever. In 2020 technology has advanced to the stage where we now have all terrain hoverboards that can travel over grass, sand, gravel and more (the traditional hoverboards that first came on the market were only suitable for smooth pavement). In this article I’m going to be discussing which is the best off road hoverboard available today.
Pros And Cons Of Electric Scooter Transportation
The future of the personal transportation industry looks bright with the rapid growth in the use of electric scooters across the United States streets as well as in the UK. Their popularity has reached major milestones in recent years with Uber teaming up with Lime to make the scooters available for rent through their app.
This is a huge investment deal intended to further boost the popularity of these scooters in US, Europe and around the world.
Electric scooters are quite beneficial for users and the environment as a whole, however they have not been welcomed with open arms by everyone, as some see them as a dangerous means of transport. And not just to the riders, but to pedestrians as well.
In this article we’re going to take a look at their pros and cons to see the benefits as well as the disadvantages that come with them.
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What age range are hoverboards suitable for? limits and requirements
According to the majority of manufacturers, the hoverboard minimum age recommendation for riding hoverboards starts at eight years old, while a handful of others aren’t recommending hoverboards to be ridden by kids under the age of 5.
The good news for all of you hoverboard enthusiasts
Despite the laws and even some outright bans that are in place, hoverboards are still allowed in most areas.
Even where there are laws that restrict hoverboards, they're really not being actively enforced.
In the UK for example, hoverboards are considered to be motor vehicles, however, by the same token, they don't meet the registration requirements so they're not legal for riding in public and can only be ridden on private property.
This dates all the way back to the 1835 Highway Act, which at the time, applied to horse-drawn carts and footpaths. So, the law is obviously being stretched far beyond the logic of its intended purpose since hoverboards bear no similarity to horse-drawn carts or even to automobiles.
Is there an actual age law related to hoverboards? and is there a recommended hoverboard type for each age group?