California Makes Electric Skateboards Street Legal

October 14, 2015 Nemes Legal

A costs focused on electric skateboards was signed by Guv Jerry Brown on Sunday that will make it legal beginning in January to ride a skateboard in places where it is legal to ride bikes, according to the Wall Street Journal. The legislation reverses an outdated 1977 ban that limited more primitive gas-powered boards, pioneered byMotoboard. The expense extends to other motorized devices that contribute no emissions.

California is the birthplace of skate culture portrayed in the 2001 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, which caused the development of the multimillion-dollar skateboard market. The legislation is a landmark choice that opens doors to electrical skateboard producers like Increased and ZBoard, which are both California-based business. Prices for a ZBoard start at $600, however as the electrical skateboard goes mainstream, its possible that the expenses will drop– riding electric skateboards on the states public streets is technically unlawful. The bill still permits local community authorities to prohibit electrical skateboards at their discretion.


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