Police are monitoring social media to thwart skateboarders from taking freeway challenge
The California Highway Patrol is keeping a close watch on a dangerous new trend happening on Southern California freeways.
Skateboarders are taking to the interstate and using busy lanes of traffic to compete in a hashtag competition called #freewaychallenge.
Pro skater Nakel Smith was filmed taking the challenge on Highway 110 recently.
Police say that riders caught on the freeway as a part of the dare, will be cited.
“You don't know what the other car is going to do... or if a motorcycle is passing. They could strike you and kill you," Officer Edgar Figueroa told KTLA.
Nikel Smith was contacted by the Los Angeles news station to get a statement, but he declined to talk to them.
Instead, his manager spoke on behalf of the pro-boarder, saying Nikel does not encourage anyone to take part in the activity.