LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- The city of Laguna Beach has a message for skateboarders: Use it or lose it.
The city approved a new ordinance Tuesday night requiring skateboarders to use a helmet or lose their boards.
State law already requires skateboarders under the age of 18 to wear helmets.
But the Laguna Beach City Council took it a step further, requiring protective headgear for skateboarders of all ages.
Police can confiscate skateboards from violators. First time offenders would lose their boards for a week, and repeat offenders for up to a month.
The parents of those under 18 would have to reclaim the skateboard from police.
The city has already targeted what are known as "hill bombers" -- banning skateboarding on its eight steepest hills last year.
It has also set a speed limit and safety rules for skateboarders, including banning acrobatics and skateboarding after dark.
Back in August, the L.A. City Council passed an ordinance banning "bombing" and requiring skateboarders to obey stop signs and speed limits.
The move came after the Nov. 2011 death of 14-year-old Michael Borojevich and the death of 15-year-old Caleb Simpson in January.
Laguna to Skateboarders: Wear Helmets or Lose Boards
Laguna Beach votes to require all skateboarders to wear helmets. (KTLA-TV)
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