Douglas County May Change Curfew To Improve Consistency
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– All teenagers in Douglas County may soon have to abide by the same curfew. Right now, towns and cities within the county have differing curfews, which is causing some confusion.
“If a student is living in Parker but works in Lone Tree, they know that the curfew is the same for both locations,” said City of Lone Tree spokeswoman Kristen Knoll.
Parker and Lone Tree have midnight curfews for those 17-years-old and younger. Castle Rock and Douglas County have 11 p.m. curfews. Castle Pines has an 11 p.m. curfew Sunday-Thursday and it’s midnight for Friday-Saturday.
The differences in curfews can cause some confusion.
“I didn’t know a curfew existed until, like, 5 minutes ago,” said 14-year-old Charles Summer.
“It would would be much easier to obey the rules if there was a uniform curfew time,” said Knoll.
Next month Castle Rock and Douglas County will re-evaluate their curfews to bring them in line with surrounding communities.
Parents who spoke with CBS4 said midnight is the appropriate time for young people to be home.