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Traffic and Transportation Division
38250 Sierra Highway
Palmdale, CA 93550
661/267-5300

Open Monday-Thursday
7:30 am-6 pm
Closed Friday

Skateboarding and In-line Skating

In-line Skating: Did you know?

A skater has all the rights of a pedestrian and must obey the same rules. If you skate in the street when a sidewalk is not available, the law requires you to use the extreme left-hand edge of the roadway, facing oncoming traffic. Broken arms and sprained wrists are the most common injuries sustained by skaters. Most in-line skating injuries are preventable.

REMEMBER:

  • ALWAYS wear your protective gear (helmet, pads, wrist guards, gloves).
  • Buy skates with a supportive boot and proper fit.
  • Each time you skate, safety check your skates.
  • Do not hitch rides behind vehicles or bicycles.
  • Try not to fall on your hands. Try to roll on your side rather than use your arms.
  • Obey all traffic signs and laws.
  • Do not wear headphones while skating.
  • Skate on a smooth, flat surface.
  • Skate during daylight hours.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open.

Skateboarding: Did you know?

More than 80,000 people need hospital emergency room treatment each year for injuries related to skateboarding.

Wrist injury is the number one injury in skateboarding.

Most people walk at about three to four miles per hour while skateboarders travel at speeds well over that.

Irregular riding surfaces account for more than half of the skateboarding injuries caused by falls.

You cannot skateboard on any bridge or highway overpass unless a sidewalk is provided and a sign is posted saying skateboarding is permitted.

Motorized skateboards are illegal for use on highways, sidewalks, bikeways, hiking or recreational trails. Motorized skateboards are legal on private property only.

REMEMBER:

  • ALWAYS wear your protective gear (helmet, pads, wrist guards).
  • Safety check your skateboard each time you use it.
  • Do not hitch rides behind vehicles or bicycles.
  • Go slow - skateboards do not have brakes.
  • Ride in skateboard parks or in areas away from vehicles and pedestrians. Always respect private and public property.
  • Watch out for pebbles, sand, cracks or debris that might jam your wheels.
  • Do not jump ramps or do tricks without training and supervision.
  • "Park" your board on its end where no one will trip on it.
  • Obey all traffic signs and laws.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open.
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