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Laws that are meaningless

If I am not mistaken, this is my first time to write in this category. I just decided to write this after commenting to recent article of SoundNFury about law. In my country, the Philippines, there are different laws that became meaningless because of less support from the public as well as those in the authority. Part of my taxes contributed to the creation of laws. I will name some of the meaningless less here like NO SMOKING IN PUBLIC AREAS. That includes public transportation. On the first weeks of effectivity, most of the people follows but now, I see drivers and even commuters smoke in public transportation even if there is a sticker sign of no smoking. Upset but it is true. Seatbelt law but most drivers do not follow this. #FOPP

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MelissaE wrote on March 14, 2015, 10:14 PM

That is probably the case in many places.

allen0187 wrote on March 15, 2015, 12:37 AM

So true! The 'no smoking' policy was strictly implemented early on but then people just totally forgot about it. Same case with the 'seat belt' law. It is the lack of political will that hampers us from effectively implementing these laws.

MommyCharm wrote on March 15, 2015, 12:55 AM

I think, the blame should be on us, the Flipino people who refuse to obey the rules. Sad but true. We lack self-discipline.

scheng1 wrote on March 15, 2015, 3:50 AM

Laws are not meaningless, but the cost of enforcing the law is costly. If the government wants to enforce the law, it will have to hire many policemen.

peachpurple wrote on March 15, 2015, 4:49 AM

seat belt laws are compulsory in our country, even the passengers in the back seat had to wear them. True, there are laws implemented but not strictly used

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 15, 2015, 7:06 PM

In Ohio we have many that do not get enforced also, but many of them are hard to enforce anyways.