Auto Cruising Legal in CA Starting Jan. 1


Local authorities will no longer be allowed to regulate or ban cruising.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 436 into law to allow automobile cruising activities to return statewide as of Jan. 1, 2024. Previously, local authorities could pass ordinances that regulated or prohibited cruising. 

Authored by Assembly Member David Alvarez (D-San Diego), the SEMA-supported effort followed 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.

For more information, contact Colby Martin at

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