Dan Stamm

Wildwood Weighs Banning Hoverboards on Iconic Jersey Shore Boardwalk

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." [[373288421, C]]

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.

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