Post # 62
From your link:
Some provinces place that decision into a parent’s hands ( assuming they are responsible and not placing a child in harm’s way)
That’s what it is here.
Post # 63
Here it’s only for hospitals and schools.
Post # 64
I agreed with all of the other instances that I heard about. I do wonder if it was a shorter time period if there would have been a charge.
The problem is there is no specified age where this becomes legal. A 14 year old can start driving on public roads, they are still a child.
Post # 65
Right. The best thing a parent can do after a child reaches an age where the parent feels comfortable leaving them alone is to educate them. All children mature differently, so at 14 some kids are good to go, while others you may have to worry about taking off in a car. There always have to be a healthy balance in society where the state makes provisions but at the same time the parents have a right to raise their children as they see fit.
It’s natural for everyone not to agree.
Post # 66
I assumed we were debating whether it was OTT to charge parents for leaving their kids locked in a car without the keys. I am utterly shocked that anyone thinks it needs debating whether leaving them in a car with the engine running/keys in the ignition is pure and simple neglicence and stupidity.
Post # 67
I would bet anyone would have a problem with having a window busted. Here it is not illegal to break a window if there is an animal or person “in distress” locked in a car. You must call the police, but you can break the window while waitint for them to arrive. I personally would not really care if someone lost their shit on me for breaking their car window to save a dog or child. Their kid or animals safety is more important than me getting yelled at. However, verbal assault and physical assault and uttering threats is illegal… so yeah, you can see how that would play out.
PS having your windows cracked does nothing. Why not just leave your dog at home? Does he need to be at the bank? No.
Post # 68
What it the 9-year old put the car into gear and crashed it, injuring/killing both children and whomever they hit? Not that far of a leap to make. Charges are definitely warranted.
Post # 69
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just because a dog or child is in the car, doesn’t mean they’re distressed. My dog loves going for car rides, so I bring her when I go down the street to the bank (sometimes). It’s not a big deal. She’s not going to die, I leave the windows open, she enjoys it. Would I leave a baby in the car alone? No. However, I think every circumstance is different and a lot of people on this thread (and hell, website in general) are incredibly judgy. now, I’m done with this conversation and thread because the real words and thoughts I have for this would surely get me banned from this site.
Post # 70
Some 9 year olds might do that, others wouldn’t. Any of the ones who might do that shouldn’t be left alone. Older kids could be the same.
Maybe the police or bystander did see something that indicated irresponsibility in the 9 year old that indicated they shouldn’t have been left, it didn’t say. It was reported when a kid was revving the engine though. In this case it sounds like they were just quietly watching a DVD.