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On his way home Tuesday from Jim Plain Elementary School in Leander, fourth-grader Marshall May, sitting in the passenger seat of the family minivan, was ticketed for not wearing his seat belt properly. Problem is, Texas law says a person must be at least 15 years old to commit such an offense. If a child isn't properly secured by a seat belt, the adult in the car would be at fault, according to the law. But Marshall's aunt, Ashley Arredondo, 19, who was driving, didn't receive a ticket.
That is what happens when lawyers are allowed to make the laws. It is a serious conflict of interest. Lawyers should not be allowed to make laws since they make money off of the application and interpretation of laws. Only non-lawyers should be eligible for house and senate positions.
Originally posted by eNumbra
somebody will come in here at some point and try to defend the officers actions by the notion that there are so many laws that no cop can know them all... and yet, they'll never wonder if that is in fact the real problem.
Too many damn laws.
Originally posted by KaiserSouszay
This is truly sick, a ten year old boy getting a seatbelt ticket.If the cop noticed he wasn't wearing the seatbelt properly he should have shown the boy the correct way to wear it, and even gave him a short explanation as to why he should wear it correctly.My money says if the cop did that the boy would possibly would have a more positive view of cops as he gets older,now the boy will probably never forget this incident and being as he is only ten years old and impressionable he may now have a negative view of cops as he gets older, possibly for his entire life.
Originally posted by Aggie Man
Big deal...so the ticket will get dismissed for being improperly issued. Likely, what will happen is that during his court appearance his aunt will be properly ticketed. It's the law, what's the problem?
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Liquesence
I drive my kids around the neighborhood on my motorcycle sometimes. My 3 year old sits in front of me on the tank, and my 4 year old sits behind me on the seat. A friendly cop told me once that on a motorcycle, the person in the front is considered the driver, and if they ever decided to write a ticket it would go to the 3 year old!
I as actually pretty happy about that. Surely it will drop off his record in the next 13 years, LOL!