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Cruising Task Force releases findings, recommendations

Paul Reilly
April 05, 2018 06:54 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Cruising is an ingrained part of New Mexico's car culture. It can also be controversial.

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Albuquerque has an anti-cruising ordinance, but that could soon be changing after the release of recommendations by the Cruising Task Force. City Councilor Klarissa Peña teamed up with Councilor Isaac Benton last year to form the cruising task force, made up of city staffers, business people and local car club members.

"Our current ordinance at the City of Albuquerque says that cruising is a threat to public safety, which I completely disagree with," she said at the time. "I thought it was time that we revisit it."

A few months and six meetings later, and the task force put together seven recommendations the city take to keep a responsible cruising tradition alive in the Duke City.

Some of those recommendations include repealing the anti-cruising ordinance. They said other portions of the traffic code can be used to curb irresponsible driving.

Other recommendations include a city-wide tactical plan to identify problem areas and public service announcements to educate people on traffic laws.

The task force also recommends the development of a standard code of conduct for all city car clubs to abide by.

To read the full 43-page report, click here.

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