I used to kerb crawl back 20 or so years ago isn't something that I'm proud of either.
I did it all over the country, Middlesbrough Luton Northampton Whitechapel Cardiff and Bristol to name a few, I eventually got pulled over in Bristol and given a caution on the side of the road, for months afterwards I noticed police cars following me home as I had to pass through another RLD on my journey home late at night. That's when I switched to agencies.
Wife never found out but it scared the shit out of me a few years back when she went through an enhanced check for her job, one of the questions was about me and if I'd ever had any dealings with the police relating to sexual matters (or words to that effect) I was bricking it for months she'd lose her job if they found out about the caution.
To put it simple it's not worth it and if you do get pulled by the police it will stay with you for years to come.