scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: A pocket knife is a weapon...
Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM
Sat Mar 18 2000 - 20:34:53 CST
In a message dated 3/19/00 1:53:49 AM, ajmako@NLS.NET writes:
<< What would you do if your state instituted a zero-tolerance speeding law.
All speeders will have their licenses suspended for one year. Doesn't matter
what the circumstances are, what your driving record is, or the actual speed
you were going. Zero-tolerance! One mile-an-hour over the speed limit is all
it takes. Harsh? YES!!!! Real? Yes!!!! Needed? I don't think so. But, that's
the kind of rules kids face.
This is an extremely interesting point. The state of Connecticut under
Governor Ribicoff did exactly that during the period of time that I lived
there (1965 through 1969). Driving one mile per hour over the limit could
and did result in a suspended license and the laws were enforced by radar and
unmarked cars. And not long thereafter, they were changed due to public
But, of course, drivers are voters while kids are not.