Nighttime ‘Cruising’ in Downtown Bangor Could Cost You Big Bucks
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 .. if you do it after 7 p.m.
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 because of a loitering problem. Although violators are rarely fined, if you are caught offending you could be charged up to $100 for the first offense. And, if you continue to cruise? Well, repeat offenders can be fined up to $500.
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 city 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!