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Wildwood Weighs Banning Hoverboards on Iconic Jersey Shore Boardwalk

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    Wildwood officials continue to consider banning hoverboards on the boardwalk.

    Officials fear the insurance liability and the risk of fire on the wooden span.

    "There are some uneven areas that are of concern to us on the boardwalk," Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said last month. "This society is so litigious. They sue on the drop of a dime." Should Hoverboards Be Banned From Jersey Shore Boardwalks?Should Hoverboards Be Banned From Jersey Shore Boardwalks?Some Jersey Shore communities are considering banning hoverboards from boardwalks. NBC10's Ted Greenberg has the details. (Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016)

    Commissioner Anthony Leonetti is worried that overheated hoverboard batteries could burn down the boardwalk.

    Catherine Barfield of Wildwood believes hoverboards should be banned from the boardwalk.

    "They shouldn’t be up here," she said last month. "They get hurt up here. It’s too busy up here on the boardwalk in the summer for them to be up here."

    The town's commission is expected to consider an ordinance this week.

    Ocean City also worked this spring to determine if hoverboards fall under existing laws banning motorized vehicles from the boardwalk.