This falls under "just in case you didn't know this."

Have you ever driven around downtown Bangor three or more times looking for a darn place to park? If so, you are breaking the law.

The idea that I could get fined for driving down the same street multiple times in a certain period of time seems like a joke, but it is actually the law.

In 2000, Bangor passed a 'No Cruising' ordinance for the downtown area due to a loitering problem. Although violators are rarely fined if you are caught offending you could be charged up to $100 for the first offense.

Don't believe me? The proof is in the sign that's posted at the top of the hill on Main Street saying:


No person shall drive or permit a motor vehicle under that person's care, custody or control to be driven past a traffic-control point three times within a two-hour period in this area between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

The only vehicles that are exempted from this rule are public transits like the Bat Buses and local taxis, emergency vehicles, and city-owned vehicles.

So while you may have gotten away with cruising the night away in the past, keep it in mind!


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