Okay, I'll admit, I'm not a parent nor do I ever want to be. But after watching a commercial for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine this morning I'm wondering if anyone in Maine actually cares about being a parent anymore. According to this commercial, children in the state of Maine are required by law to wear a bicycle helmet until the age of 16. Required? What?
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the safety of Maine children, but when did a decision of this magnitude become the state's responsibility? When I was a kid, this was the type of decision that my parents made and I feel pretty strongly it should still be handled that way. What's next? Telling a parent who can ride in their car when their children are driving? Oops, I forgot, the state has already taken that decision away.
Executive Art Director, prefers the company of dogs to children