Skateboarding: A note from the Fraser/Winter Park Police Department
With the snow gone and the public roadways open, we have seen quite an increase in people enjoying the sunshine and spring weather by riding skateboards and long boards.
In the interest of the safety of the riders, and that of traffic in general, we would like to remind everyone of the following.
Colorado Revised Statues 42-4-109 (9) states:
No person shall use the highways for traveling on skis, toboggans, coasting sleds, skates of similar devices. It also is unlawful for any person upon roller skates and riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle or similar device to go upon any roadway except while crossing a highway in a crosswalk, and when so crossing such persons shall be granted all the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to pedestrians. The subsection (9) does not apply to any public way which is set aside by proper authority as a play street and which is adequately roped off or otherwise marked for such purpose.
Violation of this Statute could constitute fines, a court date of both.
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For purposes of definition by the Fraser/Winter Park Police Department, similar devices include but are not limited to skateboards and long boards.
Additionally, Colorado Revised Statutes defines, “Highway” as the entire width between the boundary lines of every publicly maintained when any part of thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel or the entire width of every way declared to be a public highway by any law of this state.
In summary, the Fraser/Winter Park Police Department asks that people riding any of the above defined vehicles including skate boards, long boards ect. not ride them on the public roadways within Fraser and Winter Park and limit their use to sidewalks and appropriately marked trails.
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