Driving down through Main Street in Longmont, Colorado, perceptive individuals will note the no cruising ban. I thought the ban was interesting — I do not believe I have ever seen a “no cruising” law anywhere else. This is civil infraction allow permit a $125 minimum fine for a first offense, and $350 minimum fine if it is the third offense or more. This ordinance can be quite the cash cow.
I have probably driven by these signs thousands of times before. Yesterday when I passed by one of the signs with a good friend, I had a thought: is the “no cruising” ban constitutional? My initial thought was, no. This really can’t be allowed, can it?
My friend staunchly defended it because of the “noise and the traffic.” I thought don’t they already have noise and traffic laws?
In this blog post I will analyze the constitutionality of this fairly unusual law.