Chapter 9.24
SKATEBOARDS AND GO-CARTS

Sections:

9.24.010    Definitions.

9.24.020    Permit required.

9.24.030    Parent responsibility.

9.24.010 Definitions.

(a)    “Skateboard” means a short board composed of lumber, plastic, or other substitute to which is attached a set of roller-skate wheels or similar wheels, which device is used primarily by children at play, and is usually propelled along a smooth paved hard surface by the user who sometimes stands, sits, kneels or lays upon the device while it is in motion.

(b)    “Go-cart” means a vehicle distinguished by its small wheels, usually four, capable of carrying one person, the operator, propelled by a gas engine, used or operated on a smooth hard surface, and designed for sport or use as a toy rather than for transportation.

(c)    “Scooter” and “soap box cart” mean a small-wheeled cart or wagon, upon or in which one or more children ride, having no mechanical driving power, and which is usually propelled by foot by the operator, or pushed by an assistant, or permitted to coast downhill by gravity pull. (Ord. 315 § 1, 1965).

9.24.020 Permit required.

It is unlawful for any person to play with or propel a skateboard, scooter, soap box cart or go-cart, unless the go-cart has been duly licensed by the state of Washington, upon, over and along the public streets, alleys, sidewalks, parking lots or other public places located within the commercial or manufacturing districts of the city, except that the chief of police may issue a special permit in writing, in advance of such use designating a certain place and time for such use, but only after the designated area has been clearly marked and set off by signs and/or barricades. (Ord. 315 § 2, 1965).

9.24.030 Parent responsibility.

It is unlawful for any parent, guardian or person standing in the place of a parent or guardian, to permit any child under the age of eighteen years to use, play with or propel a skateboard, scooter or soap box cart over, along or across the public streets, alleys, sidewalks, parking lots or other public places located within the commercial or manufacturing districts of the city, without obtaining a special permit as provided in Section 9.24.020. (Ord. 315 § 3, 1965).