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Pa. township mulls law requiring cars to be locked

There are 33 comments on the Public Opinion story from Oct 12, 2010, titled Pa. township mulls law requiring cars to be locked. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Tuesday, Oct. 12 - A suburban Philadelphia township is considering whether to fine people who don't lock their car doors.

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Bla Bla Bla

Chambersburg, PA

#1 Oct 12, 2010
I am going to propose a law that requires people to inhale Oxygen and exhale CO2.

So with this law a police officer would walk down the street trying car doors, if its locked he will lock it. What happens if they find lets say pot in "plain view" will the person be arrested for it.
More Laws

Newville, PA

#3 Oct 12, 2010
More laws are needed:
Convertible tops must be in the up position- or you are getting a fine.
Windows must be up-or you are getting a fine.
Motorcycles must be covered up & chained down-or you are getting a fine.
Your house must be locked at all times-or you are getting a fine.
If someone steals from you- you are getting a fine, because you didn't prevent it.
If you do not buy Health Insurance- you are getting a fine.
Lets have the Government control all aspects of our lives!
Bla Bla Bla

Chambersburg, PA

#4 Oct 12, 2010
BillyBobBaker wrote:
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Who said anything about officers locking an unlocked door?
Read much? "The owner of a car left unlocked would first get a warning and the door would be locked."
give me a break

Northumberland, PA

#5 Oct 12, 2010
I can't believe this. They are actually considering this? Let's next start locking law abiding people in their houses and let the criminal run loose.
Nobody

United States

#6 Oct 12, 2010
Let's make it really simple: Pass a law to fine people for being stupid!
LAW MAN

Boone, NC

#7 Oct 12, 2010
The People elected these idiots, they deserve what they get.

Police Chief Thomas Nestel says that since 2008 three-quarters or more of each year's reported thefts in the township are from cars left unlocked.

Apparently the Chief needs to put down his coffee and donuts and start patrolling the Township as he is paid to do.

Hey Chief....show me the reports.

After the election, turn in your resignation.
Twist of Fait

Chambersburg, PA

#8 Oct 12, 2010
It seems like every day I pick up the paper or read an article we are trying to legislate everything. The land of the free....I should be able to leave my items unattended without people feeling it is free for their taking. That is not what home of free is about, so now we legislate morality.

Since: Jan 10

Littleton, CO

#9 Oct 12, 2010
Just what we need.
A "Car Czar".
Sad day

Belleville, PA

#10 Oct 12, 2010
when we have to make common sense a law. If you leave your doors unlocked and someone steals your stuff thats your problem due to your own stupidity.
cheeko

Waynesboro, PA

#11 Oct 12, 2010
isnt it my choice to lock or not to lock and that pretty much determines if i want my window smashed or not...i dont know about anyone else but if im going to leave something "that" valuable in a car it wouldnt be overnight....and lastly if someone wants it bad enough then see before mentioned statement the window will be smashed.....oh and how can i forget to add this is the officer really gonna be trained on how to notice if a car alarm is in effect or not and not set this off? some of this well most of those little things are hard to recognize if it has one or not....if anyone agrees just say amen...dont pick apart my thoughts its just my opinion if you dont like it well go post on the pottery forum they might wanna listen to you

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#12 Oct 12, 2010
What about Car Alarms????
Some of those Go off When you pull the handle.

Its a Shame They Even have 2 come up with these ideas!!!
People should Just stop leaving things in there cars If they r gonna leave them unlocked, and locking does not always stop the Thieves.
Put things out of plain View.
Removable Face plates for radios work good also.
Bad idea!!!
They need more Foot Patrols, sneakin around, watchin the punks, walkin around ,Catch them in the act.
Wowhoodthot

Chambersburg, PA

#13 Oct 12, 2010
Isn't there enough outrageous laws, to keep you busy that you have to come up with that one? You can't even inforce some of the laws that are already true laws. Let alone giving outlaws small sentences and bails.
Person

Williamsport, PA

#14 Oct 12, 2010
This is just another veiled attempt at yet another freaking revenue source at the expense of the freedoms afforded us by our Constitution. The stupid supervisors who are thinking of this should flush it with their daily constitution.

Since: May 09

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#15 Oct 12, 2010
I'm getting really sick and tired of these ridiculous "common sense" laws. It's nothing but a circus act, a way for a politician to appeal to his bonehead mass constituency.

Hey, instead of catching the guy who robbed you, we'll fine YOU for not locking your doors. THAT MAKES SENSE!!!!

Let me tell you people something else - this law is the same sort of thing as the anti-texting law. It's doesn't actually DO anything. It just makes some idiotic people feel better.

Did you know texting related accidents have INCREASED in states that have enacted texting bans? Yeah, they have. Because now people text AND try to hide that they're doing it, creating an even more dangerous situation.

I'm glad we're all over that issue, now we need to have our police go around trying to open your car doors so they can fine you for NOT LOCKING IT.

This may be the stupidest law I've ever heard since the days when laws were decreed by a town crier with a powdered wig reading from a giant scroll.
Soluli

Greencastle, PA

#16 Oct 12, 2010
When I suspect I'm in an area where there are thieves, I not only leave the door unlocked, I also roll down the window part way in case the thief is too dumb to notice he doesn't have to break the window to get inside. Cause I might be mad if something is stolen, but I know I'll be flippin, gosh-darned really aggravated if I have a broken car window as well!
gardener57

Chambersburg, PA

#17 Oct 12, 2010
I note it says locks locked. Doesn't say anything about having the windows up.
madhatter

Chambersburg, PA

#18 Oct 12, 2010
gardener57 wrote:
I note it says locks locked. Doesn't say anything about having the windows up.
LOL! I was thinking that.
Not only that, what if you have a car where the locks don't work properly?
Blue Moon

Chambersburg, PA

#19 Oct 12, 2010
More Laws wrote:
More laws are needed:
Convertible tops must be in the up position- or you are getting a fine.
Windows must be up-or you are getting a fine.
Motorcycles must be covered up & chained down-or you are getting a fine.
Your house must be locked at all times-or you are getting a fine.
If someone steals from you- you are getting a fine, because you didn't prevent it.
If you do not buy Health Insurance- you are getting a fine.
Lets have the Government control all aspects of our lives!
Good one.
Blue Moon

Chambersburg, PA

#20 Oct 12, 2010
So who is responsible when the police lock the car and the keys are still in it? Are the police now obligated to have the locksmith open the vehicle?

What's next, women who don't wear chastity belts can be ticketed for being "available" to scum bucket rapists?
I Feel Your Pain

New Bloomfield, PA

#21 Oct 12, 2010
Um...what if your door is unlocked because you don't have a flipping KEY for it???

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