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Skateboard Requirements and Safety

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Rules of the Road

Skateboarders and rollerbladers have the same rights as pedestrians and must obey the same rules. You must obey all traffic control signs and signals. This includes posted speed limits, stop signs, and other traffic signs.

Skateboarders and rollerbladers cannot ride on any bridge or highway over-crossing unless a sidewalk is provided and a sign is posted stating that you can use it. 

Safety First!

Before riding, always check the area where you’ll be riding for potholes, bumps, rocks, and any other debris. Check your skateboard or rollerblades for hazards, such as loose, broken, or cracked parts.

While riding your skateboard or rollerblades, you should never leave the sidewalk or freestyle down your driveway into the street. This could result in serious injury. The same is true at intersections. Although vehicles are required to stop at intersections so that pedestrians can cross the street, they may not always see you in time to stop and avoid an accident.

Protective Gear

Always wear protective gear, such as helmets, wrist guards, and elbow and knee pads. This will reduce the number and severity of injuries. When choosing protective gear, look for comfort, design, and function. In a helmet, for example, look for proper fit and a chin strap and make sure the helmet does not block your vision and hearing.

Motorized Skateboards

Use of motorized skateboards on highways, sidewalks, bike paths, hiking, and recreational trails is illegal per California Vehicle Code Section 21968. Motorized skateboards are legal on private property only.

Ride Safe! Ride Smart! Your Safety Depends On It.

City of Montclair Municipal Codes governing the use of skateboards and roller skates within the City.

Chapter 6.22 REGULATION OF SKATEBOARDING / SKATING

Chapter 6.24 SKATEBOARDS AND ROLLER SKATES