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City of Lewiston Bans Indoor Hoverboards

LEWISTON, Maine - Maine's second-largest city has banned hoverboards from use inside city buildings.

Lewiston's ban also applies to other wheeled riding devices inside public buildings. The City Council approved the ban on Tuesday night.

The Sun Journal reports that the policy allows city employees to stop people from riding hoverboards, skateboards, inline skates or wheeled shoes in city buildings. The ban applies to places such as City Hall and the library.

Hoverboards have been the subject of several bans in recent weeks from cities, air carrier and rail systems. The batteries in the hoverboards sometimes catch fire, and users have also had accidents while riding on them.

Mayor Robert Macdonald says not using hoverboards indoors is "common sense.''