Got pulled over on my skateboard, fined $138 plus 2 points on my license - court tomorrow, how can I beat this ticket?

by the way, I wouldn’t have stopped for the cop.


Lol Boosted seems to have the same opinnion

I posted that photo with my board and cop car on IG and tagged boosted and they responded:


yeah im not going to try to say that they are (or should be) allowed to be ridden in NYC, im just saying its not fair to give me points on my license. that shit makes your car insurance go higher, more likely to get your license suspended and other bad stuff


In SF there are companies that rent electric bikes and scooters to public. The scooters have been a problem because people leave them everywhere in the sidewalk. I’ve used the e-bikes pedal assisted and had fun. I’ve also Esk8 in SF.

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I’d argue against the entire ticket. That the law clearly defines all vehicles but electric skateboards and the closest classification is it is legal consider it can be assisted just like a pedal assist bicycle… Kind of…haha but I would still not plead guilty because the law does not specifically call out 4 wheeled assisted powered personal transportation device. If there is any nothing classifying the board as a vehicle or not then how can you break a law that does not Exist…???

Guys you’re missing the point , fuck the legality or illegality of ESK8’s in NY , help him in regards to if two points off his license was deserved.


New York Consolidated Laws, Vehicle and Traffic Law - VAT § 125. Motor vehicles Search New York Codes

Every vehicle operated or driven upon a public highway which is propelled by any power other than muscular power, except (a) electrically-driven mobility assistance devices operated or driven by a person with a disability, (a-1) electric personal assistive mobility devices operated outside a city with a population of one million or more, (b) vehicles which run only upon rails or tracks, © snowmobiles as defined in article forty-seven of this chapter, and (d) all terrain vehicles as defined in article forty-eight-B of this chapter. For the purposes of title four of this chapter, the term motor vehicle shall exclude fire and police vehicles other than ambulances. For the purposes of titles four and five of this chapter the term motor vehicles shall exclude farm type tractors and all terrain type vehicles used exclusively for agricultural purposes, or for snow plowing, other than for hire, farm equipment, including self-propelled machines used exclusively in growing, harvesting or handling farm produce, and self-propelled caterpillar or crawler-type equipment while being operated on the contract site.

New York Consolidated Laws, Vehicle and Traffic Law - VAT § 134. Public highway Search New York Codes

Any highway, road, street, avenue, alley, public place, public driveway or any other public way.

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if only i was riding a farming tractor!

can you send me that link?

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lmao i like that pedal assist comparison.

also just found that deblasio just made pedal-assist bikes legal, but not hoverboards…didnt say anything about electric skateboards

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Probably the least useful but true argument you can use: you are saving the planet by not letting co2 out :+1:

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What section specifically were you cited with?

i actually fart out of excitement all the time when i ride my board…electric skateboarding for me is actually worse for the environment than driving a car




Damn… laws a bit different in my state… I’ll be sure not to move back east. Good luck.

I’m glad I’m not driving behind you :nauseated_face: :face_vomiting:

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In that case, the definition you are looking for is vehicle:

New York Consolidated Laws, Vehicle and Traffic Law - VAT § 159. Vehicle

Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.

S 1163. Turning movements and required signals. (a) No person shall turn a vehicle at an intersection unless the vehicle is in proper position upon the roadway as required in section eleven hundred sixty, or turn a vehicle to enter a private road or driveway, or otherwise turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety. No person shall so turn any vehicle without giving an appropriate signal in the manner hereinafter provided. (b) A signal of intention to turn right or left when required shall be given continuously during not less than the last one hundred feet traveled by the vehicle before turning. © No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided herein to the driver of any vehicle immediately to the rear when there is opportunity to give such signal. (d) The signals provided for in section eleven hundred sixty-four shall be used to indicate an intention to turn, change lanes, or start from a parked position and not be flashed on one side only on a parked or disabled vehicle, or flashed as a courtesy or “do pass” signal to operators of other vehicles approaching from the rear. (e) The driver of a vehicle equipped with simultaneously flashing signals as provided for in subdivision eighteen-a of section three hundred seventy-five shall use such signals when the vehicle is stopped or disabled on a public highway, except when such vehicle is stopped in compliance with a traffic-control device or when legally parked. The driver of a vehicle so equipped may use such signals whenever necessary to warn the operators of following vehicles of the presence of a traffic hazard ahead of the signaling vehicle, or to warn the operators of other vehicles that the signaling vehicle may itself constitute a traffic hazard, taking into account traffic and highway conditions. No person shall use such signals for any other purpose.

S 1164. Signals by hand and arm or signal lamps. (a) Any stop or turn signal when required herein shall be given either by means of the hand and arm or by signal lamps, except as otherwise provided in subsection (b).

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I find it very unlikely the judge will know about this specific law and how it pertains to you.

Just be kind and dress nice, say why you ride and eboard (to save the planet) and I don’t see why they wouldn’t get rid of the points (and maybe the ticket).


Good luck man, let us know how it goes. I live right next to a police station (not in NY) and never have any trouble. I ride on sidewalks (slow, especially around pedestrians), in the road, anywhere really, and never have this kind of trouble. I get waves and smiles mostly… The police around here seem to be understanding or just not care. I hope the judge sees your riding in a similar light.

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