BC Bans Electric Scooters, Hoverboards From Campus

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston College says it is banning electric scooters and other small electric vehicles on campus later this month.

The ban is set to go into place on December 22.

A letter sent to the community on Wednesday from the BC administration says the college administration has become "increasingly concerned" with the vehicles. The letter said several students have been injured while using e-scooters in the past few weeks, and students and staff have reported many near misses.

On top of that, the school says people have complained about not being able to get inside campus buildings because of the scooters and hoverboards parked outside.

The new policy prohibits the vehicles from being driven or stored anywhere on campus — owners will face confiscation if they're found after the 22.

There are some exceptions to the rule. E-bikes will still be allowed, as will mobility aides for people with disabilities.

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