Thursday, November 7, 2013
Ridiculous Laws: A Series: Denmark
My first instinct was to proudly and sarcastically explain the bizarre North Carolina laws first, because it is only expected that I start at home. However, this “ridiculous” law intrigued me. In Denmark, you have to, by law, check under your car for a sleeping child before you crank up. Strange but true.
I thought, there has to be some tragic story behind this law, but there isn’t. The only logical reason the law would be in affect is that the parents of Denmark allow their children to sleep outside. It is perfectly normal to see carriages sitting out on the sidewalks or in the courtyards.
Of course, in the U.S., that concept would spark fury in the hearts of women everywhere, causing them to, simultaneously phone Child Protective Services. There is even a case of a Denmark woman, arrested in Manhattan for parking her kid outside while she had a drink.
Do you think this is a justifiable law? If so, why? Comment below. I would love to discuss the topic.