Council, 1 November 2023.
The Cruising and Prohibited Times on Roads Bylaw 2023 regulates two antisocial vehicle-related activities. It prohibits vehicles from cruising at night on some roads, and it prohibits nighttime access for vehicles on some roads.
The Council adopted the bylaw on 1 November 2023, and it came into force on 15 November 2023. It revoked and replaced the 2014 bylaw.
The roads the bylaw regulates are listed in registers associated with the bylaw, and the Prohibited Times on Roads Operational Policy guides decision-making in relation to nighttime access restrictions.
The bylaw is made under the Land Transport Act 1998 and the Local Government 2002. It can be enforced by the Police.
The Cruising and Prohibited Times on Roads Bylaw 2014 will be revoked on 15 November 2023 and replaced by the Cruising and Prohibited Times on Roads Bylaw 2023.
The Christchurch City Council 2014 bylaw prohibits vehicles cruising and restricts nighttime access for vehicles on certain roads in the Christchurch district at specified days and times. The Land Transport Act 1998 gave Council the power to enact such a bylaw.
The bylaw also gives the Council the power to set the period of time that must elapse between each time a driver drives on a specified road for the driver to avoid being regarded as cruising. The initial period of time is 4 hours.
The Council also restricts nighttime access for vehicles on specified roads under 2014 Bylaw.