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
negligent manner on any public street, alley sidewalk or way in the
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
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
skateboards, in-line skates, rollerblades, bicycles, unicycles and any
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
shall be fined fifty dollars for each such violation.