I think Marty McFly would be pleased to see that hoverboards are now fast becoming a reality in the UK. As we reach 21 October 2015, the date that McFly set in the DeLorean to arrive back to the future, it’s quite fitting that we are now seeing a large amount of media coverage on these devices. In recent weeks we have seen a flurry of news articles, social media posts and photos of celebrities riding hoverboards, rideables and Segways. Some with less than ideal consequences.
4 September 2015 marks the first anniversary of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s Vnuk judgment and whilst there remains much discussion there is little certainty as to how the RTA can best be brought into line with European law. At best it can be said that options are starting to emerge but there is at present little consensus around the likely legislative outcome that will be preferred.