Michigan House passes electric skateboard legislation
MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) -- Electric skateboards are one step closer to becoming a legal from of transportation on local streets.
The Michigan house voted 96 to 13 in favor of the legislation introduced by State Representative Curt VanderWall this week.
The new bill would allow electric skateboards to go no faster than 25 miles per hours on the same surfaces as bikes and cars.
Riders would have to yield to pedestrians, operate on the far right side of the road and have lights and reflectors.
VanderWall's legislation was sparked by a battle between the city of Frankfort and a local surf shop.
The bill now advances to the Senate for consideration.