Every Place in the World That Has Banned Hoverboards

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Do you love your hoverboard? They’ve become so popular, you’d think they could actually hover. Well, enjoy them while you can, because everyone seems to be banning them — from the smallest universities to entire countries.

Below, we have a comprehensive list of every place in the world that has explicitly banned hoverboards. We expect this list to grow over the next year, so we’ll continually update it as we see more bans enacted around the world.

[Last updated: January 15, 2016]

Some colleges are now reportedly fining students caught using hoverboards on campus. If you were fined, I wanted to hear your story: novak@gizmodo.com


Adams State University, Colorado

Airlines (all)

American University, Washington D.C.

Appalachian State University, North Carolina

Auburn University, Alabama

Augusta University

Ball State University, Indiana

Bates College, Maine

Boston College

Brandeis University

California State University, San Bernardino

Case Western Reserve University, Ohio

Christopher Newport University, Virginia

Cleveland, Ohio

College of William and Mary, Virginia

Columbus State University, Georgia


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Disney theme parks

Dubai, UAE

Duke University

East Carolina University

Eastern Illinois University

Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania

Emerson College, Boston

Frisco, Texas

George Washington University

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Hong Kong

Humble, Texas

James Madison University, Virginia

Kean University, New Jersey

Kennesaw State University

Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania

Legoland, California

Los Angeles, California

Louisiana State University

Miami University, Ohio

Millersville University, Pennsylvania

Minneapolis, Minnesota


New South Wales, Australia

New York City, New York

North Carolina Central University, Durham

Northwestern University

Ocean City, Maryland

Ohio State

Oklahoma State University

Oregon State University

Philippines (considering)

Purdue University, Indiana

Quinnipiac University, Connecticut

Robert Morris University, Pennsylvania

Rutgers University

Sacred Heart University, Connecticut

Salve Regina University, Rhode Island

Santa Clara University, California

Seton Hall University, New Jersey

Shawnee State University, Ohio

Southeast Missouri State

Southeastern Louisiana University

Suffolk University

Temple University, Pennsylvania

Tufts University

Tulane University, New Orleans

United Kingdom

University of Alabama

University of Arkansas

University of Bridgeport, Connecticut

University of Central Florida

University of Central Oklahoma

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Findlay, Ohio

University of Hartford, Connecticut

University of Illinois

University of Iowa

University of Kentucky

University of Louisiana, Lafayette

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

University of Missouri

University of Montevallo, Alabama

University of New Haven, Connecticut

University of New Mexico

University of New Orleans

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina, Wilmington

University of North Georgia

University of Pittsburgh

University of South Carolina

University of Wisconsin, Madison (possession still legal, riding banned)

University of Wyoming

Vanderbilt University, Tennessee

Washington State University

West Bridgewater High School, Massachusetts

Williams College, Massachusetts

Winthrop Univeristy, South Carolina

Yale University

If we’ve missed some place, don’t be shy about letting us know in the comments. Or give me a shout over email: novak@gizmodo.com


Happy hoverboarding! (While you still can.)

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