Category Archives: skateboards

Skateboard rules vary from town to town

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Is it legal to ride a skateboard on the street like a bike? On my commute, I see a father on a skateboard accompanying his child — who’s riding a bike. Sometimes, the dad rides in … Continue reading

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Street Smarts not quite so fair, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Ramona–you were doing well with this article (“Us vs. them,” Monday, June 25) until you laid all the blame on motorists: ‘Even if it is perceived that “the other guy” is being inconsiderate, try to be … Continue reading

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Helmet use among skateboarders; is it the law?

Did you know that people under 18 must wear a helmet while operating a bicycle, a non-motorized scooter or a skateboard, on any street or bike trail?   That’s according to California Vehicle Code section 21212.   The helmet must … Continue reading

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