California Legalizes Automobile Cruising

Success in California! Governor Gavin Newsom signed SAN-supported legislation (AB 436) into law to allow automobile cruising activities to return statewide. Previously, local authorities were authorized to pass ordinances that regulate or prohibit cruising. Authored by Assembly Member David Alvarez (D-San Diego), this effort follows a resolution approved by the legislature last year to celebrate the history and culture of automobile cruising and encourage local officials and law enforcement to work with local car clubs to conduct safe cruising events. The new law will go into effect January 1, 2024.

Congratulations and thank you for your continued support—please share this victory with others! Special thanks to those who voiced support for this effort.