RCMP warning longboarders of bylaws, fines

Longboarders of all ages board Boundry Road.

KAMLOOPS – RCMP are reminding skateboarders and longboarders to take precautions when it comes to riding on city streets.

Cpl. Cheryl Bush says it’s important for riders to take note of the restricted areas in the city, which include the downtown core, the North Shore area around Tranquille road and 16 steep grade roads.

Bush says the RCMP notice includes riding responsibly and not causing concern for motorists or pedestrians.

“If you’re on a road that isn’t one of the restricted roads because of its grade or isn’t one of the restricted roads in the downtown area, but you’re still causing concern for other motorists – you could be fined under the bylaw,” Bush said.

The fines can range from $25 - $2000.

Kamloops longboarders are still waiting on completion of the West Highland Park facility, which will include a longboard training area.

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