A kerb crawler is a person who drives round areas known for street prostitution soliciting prostitutes for sex. The act is known as "kerb crawling" because the person will typically drive very slowly along the kerbside.
Kerb crawlers are widely regarded as a public nuisance, because these men and women help keep street prostitutes in business in red-light areas, and often solicit men or women who are not prostitutes for sex, and as a result kerb-crawling is illegal in many jurisdictions. Sting operations, where undercover police wait for kerb crawlers to proposition them, are a common method for tackling kerb crawling. Police may also collect license-plate numbers of vehicles which appear to be kerb-crawling, and contact their registered owners.
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