The City Council voted this week to keep an ordinance that continues Richardson’s juvenile curfew.

The curfew, in place since July 1994, restricts any person under age 17 from being out in the city during the following hours:

•       11 p.m.-6 a.m.—Sunday-Thursday

•       12:01 a.m.-6 a.m.—Friday and Saturday

Exceptions include if a minor is running an errand for a parent or traveling to/from work. The curfew is similar to curfews in surrounding cities and is designed to discourage criminal activity among juveniles and protect them from being victims of crime.

State law requires the curfew ordinance to be reviewed every three years.