CHAPTER 14 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC.*
Article VIII. Restricted Use of Certain Streets.
Sec. 14-8-7. Regulation of cruising.
(a) Cruising Prohibited. No person shall engage in the activity known as
“cruising,” as defined in this section, on the public streets,
alleys, or highways of the city in any area which has been posted as a
(b) Cruising Defined. For the purposes of this section,
“cruising” shall be defined as the repetitive driving of any motor
vehicle past a traffic control point.
(c) Congested Traffic Defined. For the
purposes of this section, “congested traffic” means the traffic load
on a particular street, alley, or highway, or portion thereof, is such that
little or no vehicular flow is occurring and, additionally a significant number
of vehicles are not moving promptly when an opportunity to do so arises. The
determination that traffic is congested shall be made by the ranking peace
officer on duty within the affected area.
(d) Traffic Control Point Defined.
For the purposes of this section, “traffic control point” shall mean
a location along a public street, alley, or highway utilized by a peace officer
on duty within the affected area as an observation point in order to monitor
traffic conditions for potential violations of this section.
Against Cruising. A peace officer may issue a written notice to any person
operating or occupying any motor vehicle passing a traffic control point that
any subsequent passage past that traffic control point within the next
succeeding two hours will be a violation of this section.
(f) Violation of
this Section. Any person who, after having received a written notice as
described in Section 14-8-7(e), subsequently drives past the same traffic
control point within the next succeeding two hours shall be in violation of this
(g) Posting of Signs. This section will be enforced in any area
which has been posted as a no-cruising zone. No-cruising signs shall be posted
at the beginning and end of any public street, alley or highway or portion
thereof which is a no-cruising zone. The signs shall reference California
Vehicle Code Section 21100(k) and this section.
(h) Penalty for Violation.
Violation of this article is an infraction. The minimum penalty for a first
conviction of cruising is a one hundred dollar fine; for a second conviction
within one year, the minimum penalty is a two hundred dollar fine; for a third
or subsequent conviction within one year, the minimum penalty is a two hundred
fifty dollar fine. (Ord. No. 1126, § 1.)