Teen curfews vary according to local laws in different cities. Parents also often enforce specific curfews for their children that do not depend on laws but on their own home rules instead.
Curfews enforced by local municipalities typically apply to ages 17 and under rather than a single age group. They also often have exemptions, such as when the teen is accompanied by parents or traveling to or from work. Most emergencies are also exempt from curfews.
Curfews are not always enforced by law enforcement and carry different penalties for violations. Some penalties include fines and court-ordered community service projects.