Having carefully read the letter of S. Colwell, I must admit the writer was understandably incensed if the taxi driver was overly abusive in language used against the offending child.
However, in my opinion these skateboards have been a menace for decades.
It’s bad enough with cyclists careering (illegally) along footpaths and precincts, without skateboards compounding the hazard to pedestrians, as they weave in and out in crowded areas.
Incidentally, haven’t these skateboarders heard of roller-blades, a far safer, not to mention quieter option!
Skateboards, by comparison, are by now stone age technology, a form of ‘transport’ out of the ark.
Time they were relegated to a museum.