Man narrowly avoids being hit by van after jumping red light on hoverboard
The footage was captured by Michael Scott, 33, a photojournalist from Birmingham (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

A man narrowly avoided being hit by a van this week after he skipped a red light on his hoverboard.

The incident, which was caught on a dashcam camera, shows the man gliding down a street in Birmingham with his earphones in, holding an iPad.

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Focusing on controlling the board, he does not look up and speeds through the traffic lights – only stopping when he reaches the other side of the road.

He narrowly avoids crashing into a van making a left turn.

The footage was captured by Michael Scott, 33, a photojournalist from Birmingham.

Man narrowly avoids being hit by van after jumping red light on hoverboard
‘He approached a junction with two blind bends but he didn’t slow down’ (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

He said: ‘I was driving to work and I noticed a figure floating along in the distance.

‘It took me a brief second or two to realise he was going along on a hoverboard.

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‘The man was wearing headphones but no helmet and travelling around 15mph.

‘He approached a junction with two blind bends but he didn’t slow down. I stopped at a red light but he carried on through regardless.

‘As he passed the lights, a silver van pulled out and if the guy had been a few seconds ahead of himself he could have been seriously injured.

‘He then randomly stopped at the other side of the road as the lights were on red. It looked to me like he was staring at a tablet until they went green and he continued on his way.

‘I think he was trying to multi-task, but looking at an iPad while listening to music and travelling over 10mph on a road towards a red light on a hover board isn’t at all sensible.’

The Crown Prosecution Service has previously stated that self-balancing scooters, including hoverboards, are not legal for road use.