Is skateboarding illegal in the streets?

Is skateboarding illegal in the streets?

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Knoxville, TN

#1 Jan 27, 2007
Is skateboarding on the streets illegal in town? If so, I saw a funny sight this evening. I was driving by the jail and saw 7 or 8 kids skateboarding in the road between the Shephards Center parking lot and the florist.

Just thought it was comedic seeing all these kids essentially in front of the Sheriff's office doing tricks and skating in the road.
kamuela kawaakoa

Honolulu, HI

#2 Feb 14, 2007
if they did that here on maui they wouldve been arrested face down in the dirt. ive seen it happen to about 5 of my friends
skatboaringr rulz

Dallas, TX

#3 Nov 2, 2007
i thnk that skateboarding should not be banned

Kingsport, TN

#4 Nov 2, 2007
Skate boarding is cool, but not in the street, and the kids at the Shepherd Corner when ever you ask them to move so you can around them they curse you and give you the finger. Then the skate boarders wonder why the cops show up and run them off. I think it's a great sport, but just like everything else a few idiots mess it up for everyone else.
tony hawk

United States

#5 Nov 14, 2007
dont ever bann skateboarding in places its not already illegal
mike valley

United States

#6 Nov 14, 2007
join the crew people help skateboarding
waldo 2

United States

#7 Nov 14, 2007
waldo dont talk bad about skateboarding or what we do we dont curse someone out for the hell of it we do it because we hate their GUTS!

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#8 Nov 14, 2007
I think it is a dangerous sport,but if they are determined to do it,do it in the designated spot and wear helmet and pads.They are constantly injuring them selves,most are on welfare,so there go my tax dollars when they go to the ER.Notice I said MOST are on welfare,'cause I'm sure I'll get replies who will NOT be on welfare.If the kids are at the park skate-boarding,they are less likely to be doing anything criminal.

Since: Nov 07

Church Hill, TN

#9 Nov 14, 2007
Who cares if it's illegal? It's not like they're doing drugs or stealing old ladies' purses. We have too many goofy petty laws and regulations. The kids are having fun (and letting off steam). I think they need more public places to skateboard, so they don't have to do it around old farts like me. I wish I were 15 again!!! I'd be right out there with them.

United States

#10 Nov 28, 2007
skateboarding shouldn't be illegal on streets. i'm a skateboarder but i haven't ever got in trouble, thats b/c i don't live in a city. skateing helps kids stay out of troube and away from drugs.(even though some still do) i've heard stories about people getting in trouble for skateing, most of the time it is for the mosr retardest reasons ever. you can get arrested for just skateing, NOT COOL. well....if you think it's illegal, your retarded....HELP LEGALIZE SKATEING EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!


Murfreesboro, TN

#11 Nov 28, 2007
Skateboard all you want guys, just stay out of the road, and be polite to the people on the sidewalks. All of the skaters wanted a skate park, go use it. Have fun, be creative, just be safe
just a thought

Church Hill, VA

#12 Dec 10, 2007
After reading Double D's post I have to wonder; did he get off his skateboard enough to attend school? Or perhaps his head hit the pavement a few times too many.
Robyn Williams

Miami, FL

#13 Dec 11, 2007
just a thought wrote:
After reading Double D's post I have to wonder; did he get off his skateboard enough to attend school? Or perhaps his head hit the pavement a few times too many.
Ha ha ha ha ha - now your comment was funny,(and probably true).

Orland Park, IL

#14 Dec 12, 2007

United States

#15 Dec 12, 2007
Danny,if your grammer is this bad OFF drugs,maybe you should try some :)

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Rogersville, TN

#16 Dec 17, 2007
Waldo wasn't bad mouthing skateboarders. I have to agree. Streets are for cars. If you need to cross over, though, that's cool, but going back and forth and playing in the streets are just not safe, for any sport.

Plus, it's rude when someone needs to get around ya.

Is it illegal to skateboard on the sidewalk? I'm sure if there weren't skateboarders with bad attitudes, the smart skateboarders could get away with giving people room to walk by while skating by.

We already have a skate park, but where else is it legal/safe to do it?
xXjs tru sk8erXx

Streamwood, IL

#17 Jan 15, 2008
skating is my life i have been doing it for nine years if they bann it its like throughing away my faith and religion
ashaunte brown

Everett, WA

#18 Jan 15, 2008
i love to skate if u bann it u bann my soul
just a thought

Church Hill, VA

#19 Jan 15, 2008
I think I'll open a skateboard church. I'll be the skateboard pastor. The collection plate will be shaped like a skateboard. Well, gotta go work on my sermon.

Cincinnati, OH

#20 Jan 24, 2008
I have no problem with skateboarding, as long as people and property is not damaged.
And a skateboard church, doesn't that seem a bit... extreme/and or kinda blasphemous?

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