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L.A. can now ticket skateboarders

Originally Published: May 3, 2012
By Keith Hamm | ESPN.com

Skateboarders on the streets of Los Angeles accustomed to dealing with smog, traffic and security guards now have another force to contend with: a police department that can issue tickets for high-speed or so-called reckless skateboarding.

On Aug. 7, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that seeks to put an end to "bombing hills," skateboarders' intentional speed runs that sometimes involve weaving through automobile and pedestrian traffic.

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