Over the past several weeks, there has been an increase in the number of teenagers and pre-teens skate boarding down the sloped road on South Pinery Parkway. These teens are then harassing traffic to bring them back to the top of the hill. This typically occurs from 2:00pm-5:00pm and appears to be happening mostly on weekends.
Skateboarding downhill on a well-traveled feeder roadway in a major subdivision is inherently dangerous. Not only is it dangerous, but also illegal. Colorado Traffic Statue prohibits using any roadway to coast down on any skates or attach to a vehicle to be towed. This type of activity has been growing in popularity and has increased county wide over the past year.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking parents, and citizens in the area to report this activity. In an effort to prevent serious injury and/or death, the Sheriff’s Office has stepped up its patrol in the area and will ticket those individuals responsible for violating the law.
If you see this type of activity occurring in your neighborhoods, please call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 303-660-7500.
Please see CRS Law Skateboarding for additional information related to the law.