Maricopa

Fireworks:

The use of fireworks, powder, or other explosives without a written permit from the city or the fire chief, is not allowed.


Section 10-1-6 Explosives

A. Use of explosives prohibited

It is unlawful for any person within the limits of the city to blast or use powder, fireworks or other explosives without a written permit from the city or the fire chief, and then only upon the terms and conditions set forth therein.

B. Violations and Penalties

  1. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a class one (1) misdemeanor, punishable as set forth in this code and state law.
  2. A complaint may be sworn and filed against any person in violation of this section by any police officer, the fire chief, or any other public official of the city who personally witnesses the violation.

 

Curfew

Age 15 or younger: 10 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. everyday, including weekends; Age 16-17: Midnight to 5:00 A.M. everyday, including weekends.


Section 10-1-8 Curfew Hours for Minor

8 A. Offenses 1. It is unlawful for any minor under the age of sixteen years to be in, about or upon any place in the city away from the property where the youth resides between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the following day. 

2. It is unlawful for any minor sixteen years of age or older and under the age of eighteen years, to be in, about or upon any place in the city away from the property where the child resides between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

3. It is unlawful for a parent or guardian of a minor to knowingly permit, or by insufficient control, allow a minor to violate paragraphs 1 or 2 of this subsection.

4. It is unlawful for a parent, guardian or other person having the care, custody or supervision of the minor to fail or refuse to take custody of the minor after such demand is made upon him by a law enforcement officer who arrests the minor for violation of paragraphs 1 or 2 of this subsection.

 

Cell Phones and Driving

It is illegal to use your cell phone while driving if you are a teenager and received your license less than 6 months ago; unless it is an emergency or for turn-by-turn directions that have already been entered into the phone.


A.R.S 28-3174. Class G driver licenses; restrictions; civil penalties; motorcycles

F. Except as provided in subsection K of this section, for the first six months that a class G licensee holds the license, the licensee may not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless communication device for any reason except either:

1. During an emergency in which stopping the motor vehicle is impossible or will create an additional emergency or safety hazard.

2. When using an audible turn-by-turn navigation system if both of the following apply:

(a) The destination is not manually entered into the wireless communication device while the licensee is driving the motor vehicle.

(b) The licensee does not manually adjust the wireless communication device while driving the motor vehicle.

Laws may have changed since the last time this article was updated.  The current and most up-to-date laws can be accessed here.

 

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