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Annapolis, MD Skate Ordinance

The City of Annapolis created a statute in 1996 that makes illegal skating in a negligent manner.  This is a model statute because any non-negligent skating is thus legal.

Ordinance No. O-25-96 (effective July 8, 1996)

Sec. 12.48.020 Non-motorized wheeled vehicles in nonresidential areas.
A. A person may not ride on or use any non-motorized wheeled vehicle in a
negligent manner on any public street, alley sidewalk or way in the city of
Annapolis. For purposes of this section, a person is guilty of negligent
riding or using a non-motorized wheeled vehicle if the person rides or uses
the non-motorized wheeled vehicle in a careless or imprudent manner that
endangers any property or the life, safety or person of any individual.
B. For the purpose of this section, non-motorized wheeled vehicle shall mean
skateboards, in-line skates, rollerblades, bicycles, unicycles and any other
vehicle with one or more wheel(s) that is propelled by human power.
Sec. 12.48.030 Violation; penalty.

A violation of any provision in this chapter shall constitute a
misdemeanor. Any person convicted of violating any provision in this chapter
shall be fined fifty dollars for each such violation.


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