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.
Pete Stanton, chairman of the Alpha House Residents' Association in Barras Heath, believes targeting the kerb-crawlers rather than girls is a good idea, adding: "I think that's the right way to go about it."
There will also be warning signs, CCTV and extra street lighting in areas where kerb-crawlers go.
Councillors believe new powers given to police could be used to stop the kerb-crawlers.
Local families suffer from noise, harassment by kerb-crawlers, and the sight of used condoms left lying on the ground or thrown into front gardens.
Gisela Stuart argues that kerb-crawlers create a highway hazard by driving too slowly.
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.
Liverpool's Cllr Flo Clucas, whose own plan for a managed zone for sex workers was blocked by ministers yesterday, said the government's decision to target kerb-crawlers instead was "totally contradictory".
Most women living in Hillfields have stories to tell about being approached by kerb-crawlers while waiting for a bus, walking the dog or going to the corner shop.
A NEW law to crack down on kerb-crawlers will be unveiled next month.
What he didn't realise was that he'd chanced upon a major police operation to crack down on kerb-crawlers whose activities cause misery and alarm to local residents.
She said: "We are constantly on the look out for kerb-crawlers, and the typical fine is between pounds 180 and pounds 250.
KERB-crawlers cars are being crushed by police to clear up vice hit Midland neighbourhoods.