Laws - View Law: MOTORIZED SKATEBOARDS
Motorized skateboard use is primarily covered by city laws. In general, city laws require riders to be at least 14 years old, follow traffic signs and rules and wear a helmet while riding a motorized skateboard.
The Phoenix City Council approved a ban on ALL motorized skateboards, scooters and motorized play vehicles. They cannot be operated on public right of ways, including ALL streets and sidewalks.
No person can operate a toy vehicle (less than 5 horsepower) on city streets (Section 19-23). Tempe City codes also state that no person other than the owner of the motorized skateboard is authorized to ride it and that no passengers are allowed on it.
· Prohibits the operation of any motorized skateboard by any person under 14
· requires children 14 and over to carry a consent form signed by their parents at all times while riding it
· restricts the operation of motorized skateboards on city streets to daylight hours (not before 7 am and not after 8pm)
· restricts the speed of motorized skateboards to 25 miles per hour
· prohibits carrying of passengers when the motorized skateboard is in motion
· prohibits riding a motorized skateboard in a crosswalk
· prohibits the operators of motorized skateboards from causing excessive noise
· requires all motorized skateboard operators under 18 years old to wear helmets
· Violation of this city law is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $2500 and six months in jail.
· Parental permission form is required to be carried at all times by children riding motorized skateboards.
· Children under 14 are prohibited from riding motorized skateboards.
· Prohibits riding motorized skateboards on sidewalks and on any private property where owners prohibit it.
· Motorized skateboards cannot go on roads with speed limits over 30 miles per hour and can only be operated from 7am to 8pm.
· Users cannot carry fuel or any other packages while riding it, nor alter the fuel system by adding fuel packs.
· Mesa also requires motorized skateboard riders under 18 to wear a helmet, shoes (no sandles!) and goggles.
· Violations can result in a fine of up to $300.
Check with your local police department to find out about laws concerning motorized skateboards in your community.