The Risky Business of Hovering on a Hoverboard

The unsafe single wheel!


The mini Electric Smart self-balancing two-wheel electric scooter ‘Hoverboard’ has become quite a rage in recent times with many using them in residential areas and parks. However, these little cruisers are falling nothing short of hazards. A recent report revealed that a nine-year old kid was pushed off the Hoverboard by two black men who wanted the gadget in exchange.

Another report indicated an unfortunate incident where a teenager was knocked unconscious when he fell from a Hoverboard. The incident took place in Sydney’s north on Christmas morning, according to the CareFlight rescue service. The boy was rushed to the hospital and was fortunate to survive the fatal incident.

However, it is to be noted that the expensive two-wheel motorized platforms don’t have adequate brakes, lights or warning indicators which can interact with the safety of the user. In addition, Hoverboard riders endanger themselves because they’re unprotected around other vehicles like cars and trucks. Also, Hoverboard uses lithium batteries, hence are easily susceptible to fire.