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Emerson College Bans Hoverboards

Emerson College Bans Hoverboards


NEW AT 10:00, THEY WERE THE HOT GIFT OVER CHRISTMAS, HOVER BOARDS. NOW, LOCAL DOCTORS ARE SEEING A SPIKE IN HOVER BOARD INJURIES AND MANY ORGANIZATIONS ARE BANNING THEM, INCLUDING EMERSON COLLEGE. THAT’S WHERE KATE MERRILL IS LIVE TONIGHT. KATE. LEAVE THOSE HOVER BOARDS AT HOME OR THEY WILL TAKE THEM AWAY. THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT FIRE AND INJURIES. AND LOCAL DOCTORS SAY THAT IS A GOOD CALL. WHEN THEY LAND, THEY ARE LANDING RIGHT HERE ON THE BASE OF THIS FINE. DR. PETER AT CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS CENTER STARTING TO NOTICE A POST HOLIDAY TREND. THEY ARE LIKE, I HAD A HOVER BOARD ACCIDENT. HOVER BOARD ACCIDENT? WHAT’S A HOVER BOARD ACCIDENT? SINCE CHRISTMAS, THIS DOCTOR HAS TREATED INJURIES. WRIST INJURIES FROM FALLING BACK OR BACK INJURIES FROM THE HOVER BOARD FLYING AND THEY ARE GOING VERTICAL AND LANDED ON THE FLOOR. THE CONCERN EXTENDS BEYOND THE INJURIES, THERE ARE THOSE BATTERIES. AMAZON STOPPED SELLING THEM. NOW EMERSON COLLEGE IN BOSTON IS TAKING IT FURTHER AND KICKING THEM TO THE CURB. BASICALLY, SAYING NO HOVER BOARDS, THEY ARE UNSAFE AND WE WILL CONFISCATE THEM. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE THEM. THE DEVICES WITH NOW BANNED. THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE FIRE RISK AND INJURIES LIKE DR. MARTONI IS SEEING. IT MAKES SENSE. I WOULD RATHER NOT HAVE MY DORM BURN DOWN. AT THE SAME TIME, THEY ARE PRETTY FUN. STUDENTS SAY IT’S A GOOD CALL AND THEY ARE ON BOARD. IT MAKES SENSE WHY THEY WOULD CHOOSE TO BE PRECAUTIOUS ABOUT IT, RATHER THAN LETTING THEM GO ON CAMPUS AND IT HAPPENS. THERE IS A KID THAT RIDES ONE AND IT’S REALLY OBNOXIOUS SO, I DON’T MIND THAT WE ARE GETTING RID OF THIS HOVER BOARD. EMERSON COLLEGE IS NOT ALONE. A DOZEN OTHER COLLEGES BANNED THEM SINCE THE HOLIDAYS. THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED ON PLANES, AIRLINES BANNED THEM AND THE COUNTRY OF AUSTRALIA IS

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