Curfews


What do you think of when you hear the word curfew? Is it a time that your parents have set for you so you dont stay out late? Why should teenagers have ? Why does the law get involved with you curfew? When I think about the word curfew these are the questions that come to my mind. As a teenager I abide by a curfew. I am not against that your parents have assigned you, just when the law gets involved with it.
Many police go around at ten o clock p.m. making sure that no kids under eighteen are on the streets or even entertaining places. I think that it is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Police officers go around acting like they are your parents, when actually your ...

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why should we go home if a police officer tells us to, if our parents let us go out and we are not doing anything wrong.
Another thing that gets to me is why the curfew law applies to teenagers sixteen and seventeen years of age. An average teenager gets his or her licenses at age sixteen. Usually by the time you are sixteen you are mature and responsible enough to drive and stay out with friends or even family. Drivers go places to have fun and these curfew laws take this opportunity away from us. Even if you are younger than sixteen and your parents are willing to let you stay out after ten o clock p.m. then what is the problem?
The main disadvantage of a curfew is the time. You are only allowed to be out until ten o clock p.m., these days it seems to early. Most teenagers get done with their dinner, housework, and homework by nine o clock. What if we want to go on a nice walk at night to look at the stars with our relatives, friends, or even our boy/girl friends? ...

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Added: 5/24/2005 06:52:28 AM
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