NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Hoverboard fails may seem hilarious, but the broken bones, concussions and even those bursting into flames are no laughing matter. Because they're illegal in New York, you could face fines. That is something these lawmakers are now trying to change.
Council Member Andy King urges City Council to approve the resolution. State Sen. Jose Peralta as well as Assemblymember David Weprin say they will be introducing the bill in Albany in hopes it will soon become law. The bill - 6260A -- would amend the current traffic law exempting hoverboards and electric unicycles from the definition as motor vehicles.
Even Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe isn't immune from hoverboard legalities. He recently fired off angry tweets after finding out his kids couldn't bring them on a Virgin Australia flight.
Meantime Police Commissioner Bill Bratton had some strong words for anyone who uses hoverboards: "out of their mind."
In addition to most airlines banning hoverboards on planes, Amazon has halted almost all sales of the two wheeled device. These are very popular items. On cyber Monday alone, about 7500 hoverboards were sold nationwide. That means one was sold every 12 seconds.