The City Council today approved a hearing on what the city should do about the exploding menace of hoverboards.
Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), proposed the hearing, not just because of Sunday's North End apartment fire but because the toys are proving a menace to those with more bravado than balance. "Injuries are skyrocketing" across the city, he said.
"I'm not one to put everyone in a bubble, I'm a skier, I get it, even collision sports," he said. But a city that regulates Segways should at least consider what to do about the exploding use of hoverboards. Segways, he noted, "aren't blowing up in people's closets and people's bedrooms."