Village of Massena, NY
St. Lawrence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Massena 5-21-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
IN-LINE SKATES
Shoes, skates or footwear with a single row of roller wheels.
ROLLER SKATES
Shoes, skates or footwear with two or more rows of roller wheels.
SKATEBOARD
A narrow board of wood, plastic, fiberglass or similar material with roller skate or other type of wheels attached to each end and used for gliding or moving on any hard surface, without a mechanism or other device for steering while being used, operated or ridden.
No person shall use or operate a skateboard or in-line skate or roller skates upon any public streets, including the entire paved and improved surfaces thereof, including gutter areas, from curb to curb, where curb exists, sidewalks or on any public lands within the Village of Massena:
A. 
In a careless manner without due caution and circumspection.
B. 
While endangering, or in any manner to create a risk or danger to, any person or property.
C. 
In any manner to impede or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
A. 
Every person operating a skateboard or in-line skates or roller skates shall operate the same in strict observance of Article 34 of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law related to the operation of bicycles and play vehicles, except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application.
B. 
The operator of a skateboard or in-line skates or roller skates emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching said walk.
C. 
Whenever any person shall operate a skateboard or in-line skates or roller skates upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
D. 
No person shall operate a skateboard or in-line skates or roller skates at nighttime unless he or she is wearing reflective clothing, which shall be visible from a distance of not less than 50 feet and a maximum of 300 feet from the front, side and rear when directly in front of the lawful beams of headlights on a motor vehicle. Reflective clothing shall be defined, for the purpose of this chapter, as any shirt, vest or jacket or any other readily visible piece of apparel equipped with a reflective surface.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $25 for the first offense and not more than $50 for each offense thereafter.