Chapter 10.34


10.34.010    Definitions.

10.34.020    SOAR orders.

10.34.030    Designated “no racing zones.”

10.34.040    Unlawful race attendance prohibited.

10.34.050    Issuance of SOAR orders.

10.34.060    Violation of SOAR orders – Impound.

10.34.010 Definitions.

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section shall apply throughout this chapter.

A. “Public place” means an area, whether publicly or privately owned, generally open to the public and includes, without limitation, the doorways and entrances to buildings or dwellings and the grounds enclosing them, streets, sidewalks, bridges, alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, and parking lots.

B. “SOAR” is an abbreviation for “Stay Out of Areas of Racing.”

C. “Unlawful race event” means an event wherein persons willfully compare or contest relative speeds by operation of one or more motor vehicles, or engage in a speed exhibition.

D. “Speed exhibition” means the operation of a motor vehicle to present a display of speed, maneuverability, or power. “Speed exhibition” includes, but is not limited to, squealing the tires of a motor vehicle while it is stationary or in motion, rapid acceleration, rapid swerving or weaving, drifting, producing smoke from tire slippage, or leaving visible tire acceleration marks on the surface of the highway or ground. (Ord. 2044 § 1, 2021; Ord. 2025 § 2, 2020).

10.34.020 SOAR orders.

A SOAR order prohibits persons from engaging in racing or unlawful race attendance within a “no racing zone,” as set forth in FMC 10.34.030. (Ord. 2025 § 3, 2020).

10.34.030 Designated “no racing zones.”

A. The areas designated herein are “no racing zones”:

1. Industry Drive East.

2. Frank Albert Road East.

3. 8th Street East from 54th Avenue East to 62nd Avenue East.

4. 12th Street East from the 4400 block of 12th Street East to 62nd Avenue East.

5. 26th Street East from 66th Avenue East to Freeman Road East.

6. 66th Avenue East from 20th Street East to 26th Street East.

7. 70th Avenue East from North Levee Road East to 20th Street East.

B. These “no racing zones” include the locations listed in subsection (A) of this section, together with adjoining property areas (such as sidewalks, entryways, landscaped areas, and parking areas), if those adjoining areas are being used for racing or unlawful race attendance regardless of whether such property is a public place or is private property. These “no racing zones” shall be designated by the placement of clear and conspicuous signs at all highway entrances to the no racing zone. At a minimum, these signs must include the following statements: “No Racing Zone”; “Race Attendance Prohibited”; and “FMC 10.34.040.” (Ord. 2025 § 4, 2020).

10.34.040 Unlawful race attendance prohibited.

A. Any person (1) who has actual or constructive knowledge that he or she is in attendance of an unlawful race event, and (2) who has actual or constructive knowledge that an unlawful race event is occurring, has occurred, or is about to occur, and (3) was there with the intent to observe or support or encourage the unlawful race event, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

B. The circumstances which may be considered in determining whether a violation of subsection (A) of this section has occurred shall include, but not be limited to:

1. The unlawful race event occurred in a designated “no racing zone” as defined in FMC 10.34.030;

2. The person is associating with persons racing in an unlawful race event;

3. The person, by admission, is in attendance of an unlawful race event with the intent to observe or support or encourage the unlawful race event;

4. Statements of other persons who are shown to be in attendance of an unlawful race event which provide evidence that the person intends to observe or support or encourage an unlawful race event;

5. The person either operates or is a passenger in a vehicle that shares the attributes of other vehicles that are in attendance of the unlawful race event or which are engaging in, about to engage in, or which have engaged in an unlawful race;

6. The person either operates or is a passenger in a vehicle which is driven in such a manner as to show evidence of an attempt to flee or escape detection when a police officer arrives on the scene of an unlawful race event; or

7. The person has no reasonable alternative purpose for being in the area in which the unlawful race event is occurring, is about to occur, or which occurred. (Ord. 2025 § 5, 2020).

10.34.050 Issuance of SOAR orders.

A. The municipal court may issue a SOAR order to any person charged with racing, unlawful race attendance, reckless driving associated with race activity, or trespass associated with race activity as a condition of pretrial release, sentence, or deferred sentence.

B. A person is deemed to have notice of the SOAR order when:

1. The signature of either the person named in the order or that of his or her attorney is affixed to the bottom of the order, which signature shall signify the person named in the order has read the order and has knowledge of the contents of the order; or

2. The order recites that the person named in the order, or his or her attorney, has appeared in person before the court at the time of issuance of the order.

C. The SOAR order shall contain the court’s directives and shall bear the statement:

Violation of this order is a criminal offense and will subject the violator to arrest, and may result in the impound of the violator’s vehicle for a period of up to fifteen days for the first violation, and up to thirty days for subsequent violations.

(Ord. 2047 § 3, 2021; Ord. 2025 § 6, 2020).

10.34.060 Violation of SOAR orders – Impound.

A. In the event a police officer has probable cause to believe that a person has been issued a SOAR order as a condition of pre-trial release or a sentence imposed by the court and, in the officer’s presence, the person is seen violating or failing to comply with any requirement or restriction set forth in the SOAR order, the officer may arrest the violator without warrant for violation of the SOAR order and shall bring that person before the court that issued the order.

B. The police officer may impound the violator’s vehicle for violation of the SOAR order and direct in writing that the vehicle be held for up to 15 days if it is the violator’s first SOAR order violation, or up to 30 days for each subsequent SOAR order violation.

C. When a SOAR order is issued pursuant to this chapter and the person so named in the order has notice of the order, a violation of any of the provisions of the SOAR order is a misdemeanor. (Ord. 2047 § 4, 2021; Ord. 2027 § 1, 2020; Ord. 2025 § 7, 2020).