Saint Louis, MO asked in Traffic Tickets, Constitutional Law and Entertainment / Sports for Missouri

Q: In the state of Missouri, what are all the skateboarding laws? Where can I view them?

I recently got into skateboarding for a fun past time. I would never consider doing tricks on my board anywhere else other than skate parks but have given thought to riding a longboard for a method of transportation. Is it legal to ride a long board on sidewalks? Where can I ride it legally? I can't seem to find any laws about skateboarding. What about electric skateboards?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: If you are not able to find laws in your ordinary searches under civil, traffic, recreational, and other laws, you could check with your elected officials on the city council, assembly, and other local, city, and state government bodies. One of the problems with skateboarding is that many places and parks do not want it because they consider it a liability, meaning that they’re afraid of getting sued if someone injures themselves or someone else. Good luck.

Tim Akpinar

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