Hoverboards are currently still illegal to ride on public roads and pavements. Hoverboards are in the spotlight. ... First of all, the government need to ensure that all Hoverboards for sale meet the right rules and regulations in terms of safety
Bad news if you like gliding down the street like a low-rent Marty McFly: “hoverboards” (also known as self-balancing scooters) are illegal to ride in public in Britain, according to guidance released by the Crown Prosecution Service.
The wheeled vehicles, which are an evolution of the infamous Segway “personal transportation device”, are too unsafe to ride on the road, but too dangerous to ride on the pavement, according to legislation. As a result, they are only legal to use on land that is private property, and only with the landowner’s permission, the CPS says.