January 7, 2016

UM Hoverboard Temporary Ban

Effective January 7, 2016, The University of Montevallo is instituting a temporary ban on hoverboards, also known as self-balancing scooters and hands-free Segways. These devices will not be permitted in any UM building. This temporary ban has been established due to safety issues raised by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the potential safety concerns they have for our campus community.


This temporary ban defines motorized vehicles to include, but not limited to the following: motorcycles, motor scooters, hoverboards, self-balancing scooter boards, two-wheeled scooters, Segways and carts. These may not be operated, charged or stored inside any UM building, including courtyards, patios or balcony areas. In addition, internal combustion engines are not permitted inside or adjacent to any UM building.


For additional information on the University’s safety and health policy please visit: UM Health and Safety Policy. Please also refer to the CPSC statement on the safety of hoverboards.