Despite the ban of balancing board in the state of NYC, State Sen. Jose Peralta along with Assemblyman David Weprin and Councilman Andy King, are fighting to legalize these devices. They held a news conference at NYC’s city hall to justify such technology on the streets of New York. The argument for legalizing hoverboards were that they were wrongly classified as motor vehicles. As long as the user wear the correct protective gear, such transportation devices should be allowed. The counter argument from the police department was that such devices on the crowded streets of New York would be a hazard to not only the user but to anyone around the user. Fans of hoverboards are carefully chiming in on the issue and following.