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Summer curfew hours for teens for Philadelphia summer 2018

Brigantine, New...
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Summer curfew hours for teens for Philadelphia summer 2018

If your visiting Philly this summer with kids know that ages under 13 have a weeknight curfew of 9:30 PM and a weekend curfew of 10 PM.

Teens 13 and older have 10:30 PM weeknights and midnight on weekends.

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Florida
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1. Re: Summer curfew hours for teens for Philadelphia summer 2018

Is this if they are on their own, or even if they are with parents?

Brigantine, New...
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2. Re: Summer curfew hours for teens for Philadelphia summer 2018

Allowable exceptions include

o The minor is with his or her parent;

o The minor is running an errand or doing legitimate business at the direction of his or her parent;

o The minor is engaged in lawful employment during curfew hours;

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3. Re: Summer curfew hours for teens for Philadelphia summer 2018

Curfew had been around for over 50 years that I know of and I've never heard of it being enforced.

Philadelphia
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4. Re: Summer curfew hours for teens for Philadelphia summer 2018

It looks like they plan to crack down on South Street. It's sad that the police have to do a job parents should be doing.

https://wp.me/p11qnw-4d5k

Cherry Hill, NJ
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5. Re: Summer curfew hours for teens for Philadelphia summer 2018

It's typically not enforced unless in the service of another issue. If the police see a teen doing something out of line but not necessarily illegal, they can use the curfew law to make them pay attention. Same with large groups they want to break up, etc.

South Jersey
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6. Re: Summer curfew hours for teens for Philadelphia summer 2018

Allowable exceptions include

o The minor is with his or her parent

Pretty important point - no?

Chicago, Illinois
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7. Re: Summer curfew hours for teens for Philadelphia summer 2018

Our curfew was, "when the streetlights go on, get in the house". So in effect we had a 9pm curfew, enforced by our parents AND the neighbors! ;)

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