Chapter 11.58


11.58.010    Definitions.

11.58.020    Operation.

11.58.030    Seizure and forfeiture.

11.58.040    Penalty.

11.58.010 Definitions.

A. “Skateboard” means a flat or curved board, mounted on two or more casters or wheels, manually propelled, and usually made of wood, plastic, or fiberglass.

B. “Go-cart” means a framework mounted on two or more casters or wheels, that can be drawn or pushed by hand, or is motorized, and is normally assembled from materials found around the home.

C. “Other locomotive devices” means devices commonly known as scooters, sleds, toboggans, inner tubes, skis, or roller skates when used to carry a person or persons, being manually propelled, and capable of providing movement from place to place, and lacking a braking mechanism. (Ord. 1769 § 1, 1990)

11.58.020 Operation.

It is unlawful for any person to operate a skateboard, go-cart or other locomotive device:

A. Upon any street, highway, roadway or driveway open to vehicular traffic;

B. Upon any public sidewalk without yielding to any pedestrian;

C. While operating on a sidewalk, sitting, lying or otherwise being positioned such that at least one foot is not on the flat surface of the skateboard at any time;

D. Upon any public sidewalk in front of any building which has doors which open onto or from said sidewalk;

E. Upon any public or private property where signs prohibit the activity;

F. In a manner endangering or likely to endanger the safety of persons or property;

G. While being pushed or pulled by any motorized vehicle. (Ord. 1769 § 2, 1990)

11.58.030 Seizure and forfeiture.

Whenever a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a skateboard, go-cart, or other locomotive device was used or is intended to be used in violation of this chapter, such conveyance shall be subject to seizure and forfeiture. In the event of seizure pursuant to this section, proceedings for forfeiture shall be deemed commenced by the seizure and shall be conducted as outlined in Chapter 69.50 RCW. (Ord. 1769 § 3, 1990)

11.58.040 Penalty.

A violation of this chapter is a traffic infraction and shall be processed and administered according to the procedures set forth in Chapter 46.63 RCW. The penalty for any infraction established under this chapter shall be $20.00. The court may confiscate the offender’s skateboard. (Ord. 1769 § 4, 1990)