Cruising, which is different from street racing, is defined as traveling within a specified zone and time with no destination or purpose other than socializing. This includes any socialization that is due to an illegal sideshow. Cruising ordinances are structured around a vehicle unnecessarily passing certain points more than twice within a specified time period.
State and local authorities have a legally protected interest in preventing traffic congestion and nuisance in their city, thus cruising ordinances are frequently upheld. Not all ordinances are legal, but courts have upheld local anti-cruising ordinances if they stay within certain measures:
If you have been cited as violating a cruising ordinance, you might have a defense if:
If you were cited for a cruising violation, you should speak to a lawyer immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system.
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