Warnings issued during UPD skateboard detail

Published: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 12:07 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 12:07 p.m.

The University of Florida Police traffic unit issued 29 warnings to skateboarders during a special traffic detail Wednesday.

Lt. Stacy Ettel said officers wrote warnings because the campus-wide detail was intended to be educational. No skateboarders were ticketed, according to a UPD press release.

Officers wrote 42 warnings and six tickets for bicycle violations, including riding while wearing headphones, running stop signs and riding at night without lights. They also registered 11 bicycles and issued 15 warnings and 10 tickets to motorists, according to the press release.

The saturation details will continue throughout the spring semester. Next Wednesday’s detail will focus on scooter operators under the age of 21 who ride without helmets.

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