News: 2016 venues will only allow people with disabilities to use wheeled transport.
After being banned from the city streets of London and New York, hoverboards have been banned from consumer electronics show (CES) 2016 venues.
Representatives of the show have introduced a policy to ban "wheeled transport devices (with or without motors)" which includes hoverboards, skateboards, uniwheels and similar products.
Hoverboards, also known as self-balancing scooters or "swegways", run on electricity and are two-wheeled ride-on devices, which cost from about $200 to as much as $2,400.
The CES policy does not apply for wheeled transport used by people with disabilities at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Sands/Venetian, and several venues are offering scooters and wheelchairs for rent for people with disabilities, reported The Verge.
According to the NYPD and the parks department, if someone is spotted riding hoverboards then a fine of up to $500 can be imposed on the rider on the streets of New York.
The scooters are also considered to be illegal to ride on the road, because they do not meet the requirements to be registered under either the European or British schemes for road-legal vehicles, reported the Guardian.