Council to test anti-cruising law
By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer
Hagerstown will probably test-drive a law intended to stop people from driving in circles around downtown.
A majority of City Council members agreed Tuesday to vote for an anti-cruising law that would expire after two years. If the law is deemed successful the council could then make it permanent.
The proposed law would prohibit cruising along East Franklin and East Washington streets between Potomac Street and Cleveland Avenue from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cruising is defined as driving past a point in the designated area three or more times during a two-hour period. Those caught cruising could be fined as much as $250.
The owner of the vehicle would be fined if he or she is present. Otherwise the driver would be fined.
The council is expected to vote to introduce the law Oct. 24 and take a final vote on the matter in November, said Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II.