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Hove On Down the Road

Updated on October 4, 2011

Where was I at in the DMV when they were giving the driving tests for hoverounds? I didn't see any along the route practicing parallel parking. So when did it become acceptable for people to use these things on the streets? I mean aren't they designed more for helping you in the grocery store. Or getting around the house? But not around town! What are the laws for these granny toting vehicles? Today as I'm heading home from work a lady sputters across the street on her hoveround. Mind you, while on her cell phone chatting it up! And as my head slowly followed her from the left to the right side of the street passing in front of me my mouth just flung open in shock. Not shock that I've never seen this display before but just shock that she is yet again another person hovering around obliviously like they are in an automobile with windows and doors! If I wasn't talking on my phone I would have snapped a pic to place in this article. Because believe me it was priceless.

So really what are the rules of the road for this? Because as I turn onto the street that she just crossed over onto I am now slowly creeping behind her going 2! I don't know what to do. Am I to endure this until she turns off? Do I pass her? What?! And as I slowly roll behind her she's off to the side of the road hugging the curb, I guess as a gesture to say that I can pass her up. Why not just stay your butt on the sidewalk? Is what I wanted to yell to her. So am I to use the bicycle laws and follow behind them? Are they to use the same left hand and right handed turning gestures that bicycling laws possess? Can they ride two to a lane as well? Your guess is just as good as mine but soon if this keeps up there will be hoveround traffic reports of hover to hover traffic, hoveround pile ups on the highway and hoveround jackings. And God knows what else. They probably have their own forbidden hoveround drag racing strips hidden from public view. I wouldn't doubt it at this point. But whatever it is it has got to stop before someone gets killed. And drivers in real cars please beware of the hoverounds and stay at a two hoveround distance or you probably will be fined for tailgaiting.


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    • NiaG profile image

      NiaG 6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Loud and clear Steven Jay. If I have to pay so should they! Or they need to stay off the road.

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      NiaG 6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      I agree mary615!

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      I don't think these things should be allowed in the street!

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      Steven Jay 6 years ago from Goose Creek South Carolina

      And what about insurance? I can't register my auto without insurance. And what about airbags and seat belts? And where do they put the plastic Jesus?