Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sledding Ban

Really, America? We're going to start banning sledding because it's too "dangerous" all of a sudden? Give me a break. Take away bikes and skateboards then, and plop kids down in front of a freaking iPad all day.

Via NPR:

In its take, Newsweek starts its piece by saying: Sledding is dangerous. It points to a recent study by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital that found that more than 20,000 children a year end up at the hospital because of sledding accidents.

But, NBC News reminds us, other childhood activities are a lot more dangerous by that measure: "About 275,000 kids suffer non-fatal bicycle injuries each year, according to the National Safe Kids USA campaign. About 82,000 kids are treated for trampoline injuries, and about 61,000 kids are hurt skateboarding."

Please. I get preventing lawsuits, but put a sign up and call it a day.

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