LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials voted Tuesday to respond to two teen deaths by banning skateboard "bombing," where skaters zoom down steep hills at up to 40 mph.
The Daily Breeze reports (http://bit.ly/O1euMr ) the City Council voted Tuesday and the measure will go to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for approval.
If approved, it would take effect 30 days after signing.
Councilman Joe Buscaino introduced the measure after two deaths in his district.
In November, 14-year-old Michael Borojevich died after a skateboarding injury and in January, 15-year-old Caleb Daniel Simpson was killed while skating down a hill.
The law would require skateboarders to stop at stop signs and obey posted speed limits. It would also ban bicyclists or drivers from towing skateboarders.
Violators could face penalties of up to $250.
Information from: Daily Breeze, http://www.dailybreeze.com