Petition to Keep Scooters in California Skate Parks

Petition to Keep Scooters in California Skate Parks

Sign the petition to help keep scootering in California skate parks.

I've seen a few posts about this topic and Katherine from 5StarrScooters.com (be sure to notice the 2 Rs) called my attention this issue. My understanding of the situation is that certain cities in California, including San Clemente, are trying to ban scooters from skate parks because of the liability of potential injury. The reason why this isn't a concern with skateboarding and BMX is because those sports are on a list of activities deemed "hazardous recreational activities" (HRA). When a sport is on that list, the city's liability is limited with regard to injuries for individuals participating in that sport.

You can read more about it on the link below, but the short story is this: we need people in California to sign the petition to try to convince legislators to put scootering on the HRA list so that cities won't feel compelled to ban scooters from skate parks. Even if you don't live in California, you can still sign the petition to show your support. This could just as easily happen in other places as well, so let's help take care of this before it spreads any further.

You can find the petition and more information here: http://www.change.org/petitions/add-scootering-to-california-hazardous-recreational-list

Remember, if you live in California, you can always contact your local representative to make your voice heard as well. You can find your California state legislature representative here and PLEASE remember to be professional and respectful if you want to help our sport and our cause. Being rude and vulgar only gives them more reason to ban scootering. Show them that scooter riders are good people.

If you still aren't convinced, here's another article from Inside Scooters about the topic: Petition to Remove Scooter Ban at San Clemente Skatepark

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Please do what you can to help.


Comments

Thank you so much for getting this petition out to the scooter community. So many skateparks have their posted signs, "skateboards and rollerblades only" which is directly from the Hazardous Recreational Activities (HRA) law. The signs also indicate helmets and pad...also from the HRA law. Some cities would be happy to include cities if they could be legally protected, so won't want "co-usage". But, we need to fight for to help cities who are open and for all FUTURE skatepark (we call them scooter parks in our house) being built. Thank you. And, tell your friends and family to sign too!