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 posted at the top 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 who 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!