In North Carolina, an “electric personal assistive mobility device” (EPAMD) is defined as a vehicle that is designed to transport one person, is self-balancing, has two non-inline wheels, and has a maximum propulsion speed of 15 miles per hour or less. This category includes hoverboards and Segways.

EPAMDs can be ridden on sidewalks, bike paths, and roads with a speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less. There is no age requirement, helmet or license needed to ride an EPAMD in North Carolina. EPAMDs are considered pedestrians while operating and must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other human-powered devices.

Municipalities have the authority to regulate the time, place, and manner of EPAMD operation for the safety of users, but they cannot prohibit their use.

North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is known as the “Tar Heel State” and has a diverse landscape, ranging from the coastal plains to the Appalachian Mountains. The state has a rich history and played a significant role in the American Revolution and the Civil War. Some well-known cities in North Carolina include Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, and Asheville.