The rear bumpers and side panels of cars in Laguna Beach can thank the City Council for doing its part to ensure said car parts' future safety and well-being. On Tuesday evening, the council voted to create an ordinance that would prohibit the practice of high-speed skateboarding on three of the steepest and, therefore, most desirable streets in the city, along with the decision that the group should abide by the same rules of the road as everyone else.
The opposition to the speedy skateboard crowd were concerned with the safety and liability of the participants as they raced--at speeds of up to 50 mph--down narrow residential streets. According to astory by The Orange County Register
, residents shared stories of near-misses and the fear that an accident would result in serious injury or even death. Even if an accident, no one wants that on their conscience, all for the sake of fun.
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