curb-crawler

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curb-crawler

A person who drives around looking to solicit prostitutes. Primarily heard in US. Don't go into that neighborhood after dark—it's known for prostitutes and curb-crawlers.
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Campaigners say too much evidence is needed, leading kerb-crawlers to return to the city's Leith Links.
But experts drafting the new law forgot to include a provision to force first-time kerb-crawlers to have their DNA and fingerprints taken - which meant the police would not be able to trace them if they committed other sex crimes.
Pcso Porter added that two prostitutes had been reported for summons, six had been given street cautions and two kerb-crawlers had been reported for summons.
Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill said: "It corrects an unfair legal position where only those engaged in prostitution could be targeted, while the kerb-crawlers demanding their services - often harassing the wider community in the process - get off scot free.
Rather than targeting prostitutes, we are targeting the kerb-crawlers.
The Government and councils will encourage police forces to deploy more officers to catch kerb-crawlers, and greater enforcement of penalties such as removal of driving licences from repeat offenders.
It will take much more than a clampdown on kerb-crawlers or the use of Asbos to deal with the worst and often hidden features of man's inhumanity to women.
Councillors believe new powers given to police could be used to stop the kerb-crawlers.
Female staff at Provident Finance's offices in Bradford have complained of being plagued by kerb-crawlers.
They formed Streetwatch, which arranges nightly patrols, taking down registration numbers of kerb-crawlers to pass on to police, who may then send out a warning letter.
KERB-CRAWLERS could lose their driving licences under proposed law changes.
10 years ago THE Gazette's campaign to name and shame kerb-crawlers who use Teesside as a sex den was widely welcomed.
Officers from the Abbey neighbourhood team flooded known vice areas including Bearwood High Street and Sandon Road in an attempt to deter sex workers and kerb-crawlers on Thursday and Friday nights last week.
ONE can fully understand the frustration of residents who night after night have to put up with kerb-crawlers seeking out prostitutes.
MSPs yesterday backed changes aimed at strengthening prostitution law reforms - with kerb-crawlers facing fines of up to pounds 1,000 compared to pounds 500 fines for people who sell sex.