They did it again. Our children in Oregon’s Legislature have passed a bill into law, 43-15.
Senate Bill 444 states that it is a crime for the adult driver of a car to smoke while there are kids under 18 in the car.
Well now! A mom or dad is teaching their 16-year-old child to drive; they light up. The kid is driving the car. Mom or dad are passengers and smoking.
Again, two 17-year-olds are driving, they are taking two 12-year-olds to school.
Both teens are smoking. What good does this law do? This bill does not address enough. If you are going to ban smoking in a car, ban it all.
I don’t know what our lawmakers were smoking, but 43 of them didn’t have their heads on straight.
Our governor should consider this bill very carefully before signing it.