As people across the country enjoy the new hoverboards they received for Christmas, California has now passed a law concerning the use of the trendy new toy in public spaces.

California regulates the use of hoverboards.
California regulates the use of hoverboards.

The law mandates that riders must be 16 years or older, must wear a helmet at all times, and may only use the boards on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less, unless they use a bike lane. The boards also may not go faster than 15 mph and must be outfitted with reflectors for night-time use. These new rules go into effect 1 January and violations are punishable with a $250 fine.

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