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Laguna Beach skaters safe in first meeting
LAGUNA BEACH – A meeting held to discuss the proposed law to ban skateboarding down hills with a grade of 3 percent or steeper and limit speed to 10 mph or less has come to a null, Thursday, after pro and anti-skating groups met to discuss the issue.
The Parking, Traffic and Circulation committee, which is handling the case, is overlooking at what types of limits can be posted to regulate skateboarding in the city after numerous complaints from parents and residents. Skaters on the other hand are protesting the idea, as most use skateboards as a mode of transportation around the coastal town.
Differing views regarding the safe use of skateboards seemed to be the highlight of the discussions, in where the city is fearing potential lawsuits due to injuries sustained by skaters while riding withing the city’s limits.
Skater’s, however, are defending their rights to ride by explaining the new technologies set on decks and wheels where stopping or slowing down can be done quickly and safely.
“We have the capability to brake and stop much faster than anybody riding a bicycle,” said former World Champion Mark Golter. “There’s a lot of things that aren’t understood in the community. It’s very safe if done right.”
“This public hearing was really critical to broaden our perspective,” said subcommittee member Vic Opincar.
A September meeting has been set in which the proposed law will be finalized.