Important Safety Information
WARNING: Using the Roth Motorboard is a sport. All sports carry a risk of injury. Please read the following information to help you understand the risks, above all use common sense. Electric scooters, being a new technology, are poorly addressed by current laws
The BOSSBI website says
WARNING: All sports carry a risk of injury. Sometimes accidents happen which are truly unavoidable but usually there are ways to reduce the risks of anything nasty happening.
- Always wear protective gear. Helmets, knee, elbow and wrist guards.
- Inspect your equipment before every session. Check the wheels & trucks for excessive wear. Make sure all bolts are tight and the wheels are seated properly. And examine the platform for cracks or stress lines.
- Live to play another day. On any new terrain, start slowly. Test the traction limits of your wheels. Carve progressively harder to determine the limits of your comfort zone.
Roth User Manual
The Roth User Manual says
This is not a toy!
THIS IS NOT A TOY! The recommended minimum age for use of this Motorboard is 16 years of age.
- The Motorboards™ are not intended for use on public streets, roads, or highways.
- We encourage you to check into your local city ordinances and state laws and/or statutes and restrictions regarding use of push electronic Motorboards or scooters.
- ALWAYS wear an approved safety helmet, goggles, protective elbow and kneepads, and always wear proper footwear.
- DO NOT ride this Motorboard in the rain or in wet conditions. Wet weather impairs traction, braking, and visibility. The risk of accident is dramatically increased in wet conditions.
- Riding after dark or at times of poor visibility is DANGEROUS.
- Avoid roadways, paths, or other areas used by motor vehicles. Avoid sandy areas.
- DO NOT operate at speeds greater than 15m.p.h. The braking systems are not designed for use at high speeds.
- DO NOT stunt ride. Ride in control at all times!
- DO NOT carry passengers or operate with more than one rider operator.
- DO NOT operate this Motorboard in traffic or on wet, frozen, oily, or unpaved surfaces.
- Avoid potholes and surface cracks.
- DO NOT jump off curbs.
- DO NOT operate while under the influence of drugs or while intoxicated.
- DO NOT immerse in water because it will damage the Motorboard’s electronic components.
Safety Warnings (especially hi power Battery)
- Recycle or dispose of batteries properly and in accordance with local regulations for lead acid batteries.
- Before each use, inspect your Motorboard thoroughly for loose or missing parts.
- DO NOT leave the Power Switch ON when not in use.
- DO NOT place your Motorboard™ near fire or heat as this may cause the battery to explode.
- DO NOT expose the charger or Motorboard™ to moisture or water.
- Keep hands, face, feet, and hair away from all moving parts.
- Your Motorboard is designed to only start by kicking off first. This is a safety feature.
YOUR INSURANCE POLICIES MAY NOT PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ACCIDENTS INVOLVING THE USE OF THIS SCOOTER. TO DETERMINE IF COVERAGE IS PROVIDED, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR AGENT.
Status of the Motorboard as a “motor vehicle”
- The status of the Motorboard™ as a “motor vehicle” is subject to driver’s licensing, insurance, and registration requirements, which vary from state to state.
- Check with a reliable authority in your state to see if the Motorboard™ must be registered as a motor vehicle. Your police department or local department of motor vehicles may be able to answer your questions or direct you to a reliable authority.
- The recommended age and minimum weight for the Motorboard™ is 16 years or older and between 100 and 250 pounds. This is subject to the physical coordination of the rider and the ability of the rider to wear protective gear and to take responsibility for his/her own actions.
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