South Carolina – Hilton Head neighborhood signs draw disgust

WSAV.COM:  Hilton Head neighborhood signs draw disgust
By Ashleigh Holland
June 12, 2015
It’s neighborhood signs found at The Villas of Summerfield that are drawing disgust from some Hilton Head Island neighbors. They ban anyone from riding bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and rollerblading there. Otherwise, there can be costly fines. Neighbors say their children are trapped indoors without being able to play outside. Some call it child discrimination.

Some residents, like Keaton Coyne, feel they are singled-out.

“You know, like I wasn’t allowed to do something that we are publicly available to do here on a resort island that’s supposed to be bike and activity friendly,” he says.

Keaton Coyne and his family feels trapped by the rules recent posted signs enforce. Other neighbors have even threatened lawsuits against the Homeowner’s Association, claiming child discrimination.

“That seems to be the talk, I mean some people are saying why not just put a big red line and say no children allowed because they’re not allowed to bike, they’re not allowed to scooter, they’re not allowed to roller blade, they’re not allowed to through a ball, they’re not allowed to kick a ball, what are you supposed to do?” Keaton’s father, Keith Coyne, says.

There have been handwritten notes posted over the signs reading, “Never be afraid to raise your voice for those who cannot. Child discrimination will not be tolerated by those that care for our youth.”  Read more:

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