"Mommy, It's Getting Hot, Hot, Hot!! In Here"S

Sure, they may have an untenable grasp on science lately... but Kansas is stepping back into the realm of logical governance with a bill aimed at fining parents who leave their young kids in the car unattended. Currently, officers in many states have only the options of either yelling at the parents for being morons or charging them with a serious offense like child endangerment. This bill provides a third option with a $25 fine for a first offense and a fine of between $250 and $500 for repeat offenders. The group behind this, Kids & Cars, wants to remind you that a car is not a babysitter... unless it's KITT or Herbie. They make great babysitters.

Bill Would Fine Parents For Leaving Kids In car [LJ World]

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