Dumb Laws–Don’t you dare drive that remote control car down my driveway

Simi Valley: Remote control cars can only be driven in designated areas of city parks.

dumb.laws.2With Simi Valley being the home of AeroVironment, the country’s leading drone manufacturer, we found the City’s obvious hostility to all things small and motorized a bit perplexing.  We’re sure the City Fathers and/or Mothers found this law necessary to cut down the tripping factor for their citizens.  Or perhaps they believed when it comes to model airplanes this bit of jurisprudence could limit the spying one’s neighbor might do.  After all, the National Security Administration (NSA) already has that service covered.

So if you live in the beautiful Simi Valley, remember you can only operate that toy car in a designated area.  

10-1.03 Restricted acts.

It shall be unlawful for any person within the limits of public schools, parks, recreation areas, and open spaces which are now or which may hereafter be

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within the City, including all grounds, roadways, avenues, parks, buildings, campgrounds, swimming pools, equestrian trails, bicycle trails, hiking trails, and school facilities under the control, management, or direction of either the Simi Valley Unified School District and the Simi Valley Recreation and Park District:

(d) To play or engage in the flying of motorized or self-propelled model airplanes or rockets or motorized self-propelled model cars and boats, the driving of golf balls, archery, baseball, softball, football, soccer, volleyball, or any similar game of a hazardous nature, except at such places and times as shall be especially set apart for such purposes;

(� 6315, S.V.M.C., as amended by � 1, Ord. 193, and � 1, Ord. 237 C.O., eff. February 11, 1976)

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