Thursday, September 1, 2005

Ontario government as parents: Part 2

From the London Free Press:

Parents who don't strap their children into booster seats and drivers who dart around school buses will be under watch starting today as a new Ontario law targeting road safety takes effect. Parents and caregivers will be required to have kids younger than eight strapped into a booster seat or risk a hefty fine.

London police are ready to ticket drivers who fail to put children in a booster seat, Sgt. Tom O'Brien said yesterday. "If parents refuse to put their (child) in a booster seat, they are flouting not only the police but the medical experts that suggest they are required or these children are not adequately protected."
Flouting police and medical experts! Is this law necessary, then? With parenting like that, I shouldn't think too many kids will make it to the age of eight anyway…

3 comments:

Daniel said...

Is this a joke?

No, really -- is it?

MapMaster said...

I wish it were…

"Welcome to Ontario! Put your helmets on!"

Mike said...

Are midgets, then, to be excepted from the protection of this law?

Looks like the Ontario government doesn't care about the safety of midgets. Maybe someone should let Dalton McGuinty know that it's NOT OK to hate someone just because they're "abnormally short" or however he would put it.