U of Illinois bans hoverboards in all campus buildings
URBANA, Ill. — The University of Illinois’ flagship campus has broadened its ban on hoverboards to cover all of its buildings and other campus facilities.
The university last week told students the two-wheeled scooters were prohibited in campus housing but widened that restriction Tuesday.
A university news release said the ban was put in place over fire-safety concerns related to the batteries that power hoverboards. Some have caught fire,
Students are still allowed to ride hoverboards outdoors.
The University of Illinois-Chicago last week was considering a similar ban.
At least 20 U.S. universities have banned or restricted hoverboards in recent weeks.