California regulates the operation of electrically motorized boards, which includes hoverboards. The law prohibits operating an electrically motorized board on a highway while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and requires operators to wear a helmet while riding on a highway, bikeway, or any other public bicycle path, sidewalk, or trail.

Operators must be at least 16 years old and electrically motorized boards must be equipped with safety equipment and have a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour. Transit development boards and public agencies are authorized to adopt ordinances, rules, and regulations for the use of electrically motorized boards. Local authorities are also authorized to adopt rules and regulations prohibiting or restricting the use of electrically motorized boards on highways, sidewalks, or roadways.

The law also distinguishes electrically motorized boards from motorized skateboards and allows the Department of Transportation and local authorities to prohibit or restrict the use of electrically motorized boards on freeways or expressways. The Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol is required to submit a report to the Legislature by January 1, 2021, on the effect of electrically motorized boards on traffic safety. Violations of these provisions are punishable as infractions.

California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is the most populous state in the country, with a diverse population and a wide range of geographical features. The state is known for its sunny climate, beautiful beaches, and a thriving entertainment industry.

Well-known cities in California include Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose.