LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles officials on Tuesday banned skateboard "bombing" – in which skaters zoom down steep hills at up to 40 mph – in response to two teen deaths.
Councilman Joe Buscaino introduced the measure after two deaths in his district.
In November, Michael Borojevich, 14, died 11 days after a sustaining a skateboarding injury and in January, Caleb Daniel Simpson, 15, was killed while skating down a hill.
"I don't want to go to any more funerals of someone who died because of this," Buscaino said in the newspaper.
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.
Buscaino said the laws were necessary because police told him the traffic laws were outdated and allowed some to skate past their reach.
The council plans to develop written material to hand out to skateboarders to warn them of the new law.
Most Epic Hill Bombing Ever
Jeremy Neel bombs Mount Helix in San Diego, California. The song is "Ecstasy of Gold," by the one and only Ennio Morricone. Shot, directed, and edited by James Mills. Shot and cut Wednesday, November 25th, 2010.
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Mulholand Highway Longboarding
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La Corona De Cuesto Abajo - Corona Longboarding
The Crown of Downhill!!! These are the boys of Corona Longboarding!!! Bombing, shredding, and gripping 24/7!! Watch as they mob down local hills and even travel to mysterious lands!!! Come skate with us in Corona!!! Corona Longboarding is on Facebook!! Bomb-a-hill.tumblr.com