Police chief clarifies skateboard law


Haines Borough police chief Gary Lowe said this week that skateboarders who were recently cited were riding them in the driving lane.

Skateboarding is allowed on the shoulder of townsite roads, he said.

Under borough law, skateboarding is prohibited at Lookout Park and on the following sidewalks: Main Street between Third Avenue and Front Street; Second Avenue between Main and Dalton streets; Third Avenue between Main Street and Old Haines Highway, and Main Street between Third and Fifth avenues during school hours and a half hour preceding and following school.

There’s a $25 fine for the first offense.

Negligent operation of skateboards also is prohibited. Negligent means to operate a device “in a manner as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property.”


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