Section 19-176.1. Reckless operation of roller skates, in-line skates and skateboards prohibited  


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  • a. For purposes of this section:    (1) The term "in-line skate" shall mean a  manufactured  or  assembled
      device  consisting of an upper portion that is intended to be secured to
      a human foot, with a frame or chassis attached along the length  of  the
      bottom  of such upper portion, with such frame or chassis holding two or
      more wheels that are longitudinally aligned and used to skate or  glide,
      by  means  of human foot and leg power while having such device attached
      to each such foot or leg.
        (2) The term "reckless operation" shall mean operating roller  skates,
      in-line  skates  or a skateboard on a public street, highway or sidewalk
      in such a manner as to endanger the safety or property of another.
        (3) The term "roller skate" shall mean  a  manufactured  or  assembled
      device consisting of a frame or shoe having clamps or straps or both for
      fastening,  with a pair of small wheels near the toe and another pair at
      the heel mounted or permanently attached thereto, for skating or gliding
      by means of human foot and leg power.
        (4) The term "sidewalk" shall mean that portion of the street, whether
      paved or unpaved, between the curb lines  or  the  lateral  lines  of  a
      roadway  and  the  adjacent  property  lines,  intended  for  the use of
      pedestrians. Where it is not clear which section is intended for the use
      of pedestrians the sidewalk will be deemed to be  that  portion  of  the
      street between the building line and the curb.
        (5) The term "skateboard" shall mean a device consisting of a platform
      usually  curved upwards at each end, to which are mounted or permanently
      attached two swiveling frames, each of which  is  used  to  support  and
      guide  a  pair  of  small wheels, which device glides or is propelled by
      means of human foot or leg power.
        b. No person shall engage in the reckless operation of roller  skates,
      in-line skates or a skateboard.
        c.  A  violation  of  subdivision b of this section shall be a traffic
      infraction and shall be punishable in accordance with  section  1800  of
      the  vehicle  and  traffic  law.  Any  person who is found guilty of the
      reckless operation of roller skates,  in-line  skates  or  a  skateboard
      shall  be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than
      one hundred dollars.
        d. The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the department,
      the police department and the department of parks and recreation.