Dangerous skateboarding on roads in Hout Bay

Dangerous skateboarding on roads in Hout Bay

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Deri-Anne Schniewind started this petition to Rob Quintas

Young children are using busy Hout Bay roads to skateboard down hills, with no concern for traffic and have come dangerously close to being killed.  Busy roads like Valley and Empire roads are frequently used.  

The skate park at the soccer field was a successful project, which has given these kids a safe place to play and skate.  But the thrill seekers are using roads illegally and are probably unaware that it is illegal to do so, though they are aware that it is dangerous but do not take the threat of being knocked over seriously.

I saw a skater roll off his board as it went under a car on Lentedal road.  The driver thought he had hit the child and came out of his car hysterical and crying.  The child was unharmed and we threatened to confiscate their skateboards if they continued to be so reckless.  They were shocked and agreed but quickly forgot about their friends close call with death.

This petition serves to request that Rob Quintas, DA representative in Hout Bay, make arrangements with the Police that for a time, these children's skateboards be temporarily confiscated if they are found skating in the streets, to discourage this dangerous activity.  As a concerned Hout Bay resident who does not want to see a child killed, please sign this petition and forward it to friends and neighbours in Hout Bay.

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