Laws can be curious things.
I have been seeing a TV ad informing Florida citizens that child booster seats are now required by law. I assume that means if you actually have a child in the vehicle.
Kind of sad that we always have to legislate common sense. Still, I have to wonder why it is that Florida is so late in this particular game. Maybe the child seat manufacturers finally got around to make campaign donations to Florida law makers.
I believe it was the state of New York (certainly no stranger to passing and enforcing laws to regulate every aspect of behavior observable in a vehicle with an out of state license plate) where I saw the advisory: TEXTING prohibited for all. Cellphone use prohibited for teenagers. What kind of enforcement nightmare that must be! And why presume that only teens are distracted by cell phone use?
Florida legislators also recently banned all computers and smart phones in the state. Please don't turn me in. They didn't really mean to. They were trying to outlaw internet cafes and got carried away with the language.
This wasn't a law, but I did see a sign outside a fire station in Vermont: Always wear a helmet. That was it, always wear a helmet. I wanted to stop in and check that everyone inside the building was indeed wearing a helmet, but since I did not have my own at the time, I didn't risk it.
And this ad in the paper's coupon insert...for a razor: "Scented Handle"
Now, truly, what is the sense (or scents?) of that?