One of the greatest rites of passage for any teenager is the day that he or she is handed a set of car keys for the first time. My son, who is fifteen years old, is actually anticipating that day. A car means freedom – an evening with friends and no watchful eyes of mom or dad to ruin the fun. However, some of those pesky adults in Pembroke Pines, Florida are threatening to limit the ability of the city’s young people to roam. The commissioners are considering a curfew that would require people under the age of sixteen to be inside after 11:00 pm on weeknights and midnight on weekends.
A primary purpose of the ordinance would be to curb the drag racing that has become popular along the main highway. Right now, the police often arrive to break up this dangerous activity, but can do little beyond telling the teenagers to leave.
The success of the proposed law is questionable. After all,
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The new curfew proposals will be brought before the city commissioners this Wednesday evening. Eventually, we may see if these restrictions pass the legal muster that the previous laws did not.