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Longboarding Legal

Skateboarders unite to discuss the legal issues longboarders face. If you've been fined or arrested, or want to talk about the legal status of longboarding and skateboarding, here's the place.

Members: 67
Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2013

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illegal and legal 4 Replies

what is illegal and legal for longboarding on the roads and why is it not an olympic sport and skateboarding is? someone please answer my questionClick here for the full story

Started by Alex Todd. Last reply by Alex Todd Feb 25, 2013.

Round-a-bouts? 1 Reply

does any one know anything about round-a-bouts? i've heard that its illegal to skate a road with a round-a-bout on it, and does anyone know anything about the road rules of wa?Click here for the full story

Started by Ailk Hardey. Last reply by Jiah Aug 3, 2012.

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Comment by murrah on September 30, 2012 at 7:55

RULES wilst be hassled by cops

be polite ,dont be a smart arse, dont make waves and chances are they will let you go without a fine unless you were doing something realy stupid. piss them off and they will throw the book at you.

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Comment by murrah on September 30, 2012 at 7:25

the govenment may make rules but insurance companies are the main driving force the fear of being sued is what drives law makers not common sense..liability is god so if you call it ilegal you cant be sued.


Comment by Ailk Hardey on April 8, 2012 at 14:26

does an one know any thing about the rules with round-a-bouts?

Comment by oscar p on March 12, 2012 at 14:02

where can i get a book with all my legal rights and the road laws for longboarding(comuting) it would be really helpful if i could have this on hand if i get pulled over or something like that. thanks

Comment by Corban Fewster on January 21, 2012 at 13:26

@Max Barker yeah ive done it a few times, the road it self has white lines down the whole thing and 'apperently' its illegal but the police rarrrely turn up

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Comment by Matthys on September 14, 2011 at 7:57

when a popo pulls you over, quote this

part 14, section 240-243, found on page 237 of the transport opperations act 1995,


Comment by Jeht Shaw-Janjic on June 26, 2011 at 21:24

Wheeled recreational devices

A person must not ride a wheeled recreational device (e.g. rollerblades, skateboard etc.) or wheeled toy (e.g. pedal car, tricycle etc.) past a ‘No wheeled recreational devices or toys’ sign.

Wheeled recreational devices are not to be used on a road with a dividing line or median strip or on a road with a speed limit greater than 50km per hour (previously the speed limit was 60km per hour).

A person must not travel in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy that is being towed by a vehicle. A person travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy must also not hold on to a vehicle while it is moving or travel within 2 metres of the rear of a moving vehicle.

PENALTY: $54 fine.

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Comment by haggy on June 6, 2011 at 22:48
Fintan - sounds like the road you are skating on is perfectly legal.  Don't worry about the guy that lives there.  He's wrong; you're right.  Go skate and be happy!  If the guy shows up and is angry just move along and come back another time.
Comment by Fintan Redmond on June 4, 2011 at 17:02

ok so this guy just told me that if he catches me skating down his road again he will call the police. the road had no dividing line and the speed limit was under 50kp/h. i know none of what i was doing was illegal but try telling him that. Does anyone have any ideas? coz i'm keen to skate there again as it is a pretty nice road.



also i live in Victoria if that helps 

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Comment by Jake Elliott on May 22, 2011 at 14:14

Can I be charged with public endangerment.

I was stopped by police for skating down a main road not holding up traffic, they cut in front of me and made me bail from my board and I tore my jeans and skinned my knee.

They then proceeded to make me have a breath test, I came under after waiting ten minutes, this is when I let them know I was not in control of a motor vehicle so it wouldn't stick anyway and proceeded to show them a copy of the road rules for wheeled recreational devices which I keep with me when skating.

They didn't give me a fine on the spot and said I would likely be charged with public endangerment, wasn't arrested and they let me go. I don't know if they will pursue this or if they were trying to scare me.

Some people I have chatted to about it think I should be placing a complaint against the police but I think this might instigate them and I don't wan't to wear more than I have to.



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