The Wall Street Journal interviewed lawyer Steve Vaccaro about the legal standing of new forms of personal wheeled transportation hitting the streets of New York City, such as self-balancing scooters and electric unicycles.
This was the year when the movie “Back to the Future Part II” imagined widespread use of hoverboards.
New York, at least, is getting a bit closer as an increasing number of riders hop on new, albeit wheeled, personal transportation gadgets.
Steve Vaccaro, a New York City attorney who specializes in pedestrian and cycling issues, said there haven’t been many legal decisions clarifying rules for such vehicles. He predicted the devices would invite new scrutiny. “One way or another, we’re going to have regulation applied to them, more than what you see now,” he said.
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