Give us Feedback!
Set the category for this topic
Arts & Culture
Biology & Nature
Business & Companies
Food & Drink
Geography & Travel
Health & Medicine
History & Events
Religion & Philosophy
Society & Politics
Technology & Computing
Transportation & Vehicles
- Created 2012-03-13
is an order specifying a time during which certain regulations apply. Examples:
1. An order issued by the public authorities or military insurgents requiring everyone or certain people to be indoors at certain times, often at night. It can be imposed to maintain public order (such as those after the
Northeast Blackout of 2003
2005 civil unrest in France
2010 Chile earthquake
2011 Egyptian revolution
), or suppress targeted groups. Curfews have long been directed at certain groups in many cities or states, such as
university students on the
West Coast of the United States
World War II
s in many towns during the time of
Jim Crow laws
, or people younger than a certain age (usually within a few years either side of 18) in many towns of the
since the 1980s; see below.
2. An order by the
s of a teenager to return home by a specific time, usually in the evening or night. This may apply daily, or vary with the day of the week, e.g., if the minor has to go to school the next day.
3. A daily requirement for guests to return to their
before a specified time, usually in the evening or night.
, a time after which a game must end, or play be suspended. For example, in the
the curfew rule for many years decreed that no
could begin after 1 am local time (with the exception of international games).
5. In aeronautics,
night flying restrictions
may restrict aircraft operations over a defined period in the nighttime, to limit the disruption of
on the sleep of nearby residents. Notable examples are the
, which operate under the
Quota Count system
6. In a few locations in the UK patrons of licensed premises may not enter after a "curfew" time. In
for example this is currently set at 11:30 pm.
from Wikipedia (last updated: 19 June), licensed under
What do you know about this topic?
Please make sure to only add personal information and experiences about this topic that complements the article above. Comments or opinions should be posted at the bottom of the page by clicking
. Thanks alot for contributing!
...or create an Experience Page
Currently no applications. Add an application using the contribute box to the right.
Let People Vote
Ask a Question
BBC Report on legal challenge to curfew laws
Freedom of assembly
Add new image
Add image by copy and paste a link:
Add external link
Links to external pages
Add related topic
Links to related topics
Copyright 2011 © Empedia.com BETA
Forgot your password?