Friday, September 30, 2011
Saggy Pants will Cost you.......
A CITY in the US has collected almost $US4000 in fines since it banned saggy pants less than nine months ago.
The ordinance introduced in Albany, Georgia bans pants or skirts that sit more than 7.5cm below the top of the hips, exposing skin or underwear.
According to the Herald, City Attorney Nathan Davis recently said the Municipal Court "advises that 187 citations have been issued and fines collected of $US3,916.49 ($A3969)," since the ordinance went into effect on November 23.
First-time offenders pay a fine of $20. Subsequent violations can result in fines of up to $200.
Violators cannot be imprisoned, and the ordinance allows 40 hours of community service to be completed in lieu of a fine.
A number of politicians in the US are worried that sloppy dress by America's youth could be related, no matter how indirectly, to delinquency, poor learning and crime.