NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Hold your hoverboard! According to the NYPD, those self-balancing scooters are illegal in New York City. The popular transportation device is considered a motor vehicle that cannot be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
On Monday, the NYPD 26 Precinct , which covers Morningside Heights and parts of West Harlem, tweeted that electric hoverboards are illegal. The tweet read: "Be advised that the electric #hoverboard is illegal as per Admin. Code 19-176.2." The tweet was later deleted because it reportedly referenced the wrong municipal code.
The fine for illegally riding a hoverboard is up to $200.