Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Byron Skaters Pushing the Limits of the Law

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Byron Skaters Pushing the Limits of the Law

Article excerpt

SKATEBOARDERS know how to push the limits.

Some of them push those limits too far when it comes to the law a like riding down Jonson St, Byron Bay, dodging and weaving through traffic. Like riding on local roads at night. Like obstructing pedestrians on footpaths.

And like any law, when you are caught breaking it, there is a price to pay. In the cases above, that price is a $59 fine.

Byron Bay police supervisor, Sergeant Jack Keough, said there had been plenty of skaters paying up this year.

Without being able to give an exact number, Sgt Keough said he was aware of a recent spike in the number of infringement notices handed out to skaters in Byron Bay for riding where and when they shouldn't and for causing obstruction.

He said it was an offence to ride skateboards or roller blades on roads with a dividing line, or a median strip a like Jonson St a or on roads at night.

While they could ride on footpaths, skateboarders had to keep to the left and to give way to pedestrians and not obstruct anyone. …

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