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Operations Manual The University of Iowa

PART V. ADMINISTRATIVE, FINANCIAL, AND FACILITIES POLICIES

CHAPTER 39: SKATEBOARD, IN-LINE SKATE, AND ROLLERSKATE RULES

(Enacted 4/94)
39.1 General Limits
39.2 Careless Riding Prohibited
39.3 Pedestrians Have Right-Of-Way
39.4 Roadways
39.5 Clinging to Motor Vehicles Prohibited

39.1 GENERAL LIMITS.
No person shall rollerskate, in-line skate, or ride a skateboard in any University buildings, including parking ramps, nor shall any person rollerskate, in-line skate, or ride a skateboard elsewhere on University property in areas where signs prohibiting such activities are posted.
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39.2 CARELESS RIDING PROHIBITED.
No person shall in-line skate, rollerskate, or skateboard in a manner which presents an unreasonable risk of harm to themselves or others. Nor shall any person in-line skate, rollerskate, or skateboard by weaving in and out through traffic or pedestrians, or by stunting, or at such speed that he or she shall not be able to bring themselves to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead or otherwise without regard for his or her safety or the safety of others.

No person shall in-line skate, rollerskate, or skateboard in a manner which presents a risk of damage to University property. Persons in-line skating, rollerskating, or skateboarding on the University campus shall not engage in acrobatics, or leave the sidewalk or other paved surface to jump up on benches, pedestals, or stairs or other permanent or temporary structures or objects.
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39.3 PEDESTRIANS HAVE RIGHT-OF-WAY.
Persons in-line skating, rollerskating, or skateboarding on University sidewalks shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians using the sidewalk and use due and proper care at all times for the safety of pedestrians.
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39.4 ROADWAYS.
No person shall rollerskate, in-line skate, or ride a skateboard upon any roadway on the University campus except when crossing a street on a crosswalk. When so crossing, such persons shall be granted all the rights and be subject to all the duties applicable to pedestrians.
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39.5 CLINGING TO MOTOR VEHICLES PROHIBITED.
No person traveling upon in-line skates, rollerskates, or a skateboard shall cling to or attach themselves to any other moving vehicle upon any roadway or bikeway.
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