EBOARD LAW

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It is important to follow all state and city laws while riding electric skateboards in your city!

Note: This page does not serve as professional legal advice, but merely as a reference starting point to get the conversation going.

 

GALVESTON, TX

Sec. 9-7. - Riding on sidewalks. (a)The director of traffic, is authorized to erect signs on any sidewalk or roadway prohibiting the riding of bicycles thereon by any person and when such signs are in place, no person shall disobey the same.(b)Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian or user of the sidewalk or public pathway.

Houston, TX

Sec. 551.202. OPERATION ON ROADWAY. (a) A person may operate an electric personal assistive mobility device on a residential street, roadway, or public highway with a speed limit of 30 miles per hour or less only: (1) while making a direct crossing of a highway in a marked or unmarked crosswalk; (2) where no sidewalk is available; or (3) when so directed by a traffic control device or by a law enforcement officer. (b) A person may operate an electric personal assistive mobility device on a path set aside for the exclusive operation of bicycles. (c) Any person operating an electric personal assistive mobility device on a residential street, roadway, or public highway shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand edge. (d) Except as otherwise provided by this section, provisions of this title applicable to the operation of bicycles apply to the operation of electric personal assistive mobility devices.