Springfield's New Anti-Cruising Law Ridiculed

1 decade 11 months 1 day ago Wednesday, July 18 2007 Jul 18, 2007 Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:05:44 AM CDT July 18, 2007 in News
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SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Not everyone likes Springfield's new no-cruising law for downtown that takes effect tomorrow. The city says the law is necessary to ease traffic congestion and to discourage motorists from repeatedly driving past the same place within a short period of time. Those who pass the same place more than twice in two hours face a fine and community service. Some say the ban is "ridiculous," with one man saying that sometimes it takes four or five passes to find a parking space. A woman who works on the square agrees, saying that taking less than two hours for dinner would put motorists at the limit when they head home. Signs warning drivers of the change have been posted, and police could begin writing tickets tomorrow. The city expanded its anti-cruising law from two other streets to include much of downtown.

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