Leave Your Child Alone In Your Car, Get Punished By The Law
Let’s go back to the basics of vehicle and auto safety. Remember that tip that you have been told about leaving your children? You have been told not to leave your child in your car or even just around your car for just a couple of seconds. This may seem to be absurd for you however it is important to know that many things could happen to children in those few seconds that you were gone.
In Pennsylvania, Governor Edward G. Rendell has just recently signed the legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. This new code has been created so as to help improve safety of all motorists. It also is aimed towards protecting even the youngest citizens – children – which is certainly a very good thing.
According to this governor, “Leaving a child in a vehicle unattended is unacceptable. Anything could happen within a few minutes of being left alone. This new law works to protect our most vulnerable and it makes sure that people understand it is not okay to leave any child in a vehicle unattended – no matter the situation.”
This, in essence, is very true. Just keep in mind that you may simply think that nothing could happen to your child if you leave him or her unattended for a couple of seconds while you pickup the latest Dodge Neon performance parts you ordered. But you would simply never know what could happen.
Now, under this new legislation, the House Bill 804, if you leave your child unattended in any kind of motor vehicle, you are going to be punished by the law. As the driver of the vehicle, you will have to face an offense for such. But keep in mind that if you leave three children unattended in the vehicle, you would have to face three separate offences. With this, it would be much better if you took your children with you even if you are going on a quick trip to pick up some important things. Better than leaving them alone and getting yourself punished by the law.
About the Author: Terry Brown is a 32 year old from Houston Texas, and an enthusiast for anything auto-related. He currently writes auto-related articles for several publications.