Cruising Ordinance Laws

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What Is a Cruising Ordinance?

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. 

Legally Protected Cruising Ordinances

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: 

Defenses against a Cruising Violation

If you have been cited as violating a cruising ordinance, you might have a defense if: 

Possible Penalties for Cruising 

Hire a Lawyer to Help You Contest a Speeding or Moving Violation

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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Last Modified: 07-14-2017 11:59 AM PDT

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