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No one may â??suddenly start or stopâ?? their car at a McDonaldâ??s.

Full Text of the Law

Sec. 18-53. Conduct in drive-in restaurants. (a) In this section "drive-in restaurant" means any restaurant where meals, sandwiches, ice cream, or other food, is served directly to or is permitted to be consumed by patrons in automobiles, motorcycles or other vehicles parked on the premises. (b) It shall be unlawful for any person while on or adjacent to the premises of a drive-in restaurant to race the motor of any car, to suddenly start or stop any car, or to make or cause to be made, any other loud or unseemly noise. It shall be unlawful for any other person parked on the premises of a drive-in restaurant, to blow or cause to be blown any automobile horn or motorcycle horn at any time while parked. (c) It shall be unlawful for any patron or other person on the premises of a drive-in restaurant to drink any beer, unless purchased on the premises. It shall be unlawful for any patron or other person on the premises of a drive-in restaurant to create a disturbance or a breach of the peace in any way whatsoever, including but not limited to loud and offensive talk, the making of threats or attempting to intimidate, or in any other conduct which causes a disturbance or a breach of the peace or threatened breach of peace. No person shall drive a motor vehicle onto the premises of a drive-in restaurant and leave the premises without parking such motor vehicle, unless there is no unoccupied parking space available on the premises. (d) It shall also be unlawful for any person to leave any unoccupied motor vehicle on any drive-in restaurant parking lot and leave the premises thereof except with the knowledge and consent of the operator of the restaurant. (e) It shall be the duty of each drive-in restaurant operator to post on the premises, in a conspicuous location, one (1) or more signs bearing the following legend: "Cruising in a motor vehicle is unlawful. Loud and offensive talk and other disturbance or breach of peace is prohibited. No unoccupied vehicle may be left on these premises without the consent of the restaurant operator." (Code 1961, §§ 25-156--25-158)

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