Is it ever OK to not proofread your story?

News10 Story - Is it ever OK to leave young kids alone in the car?
Big difference between 6 and 12, in fact, 6 years

I don’t know, I’m getting old, I guess, but man these *news* stories that are published online with errors, typos, mistakes, etc. are getting old. In some cases, it leads to confusion, like with this story on about leaving your kids in the car.

Sacramento police officers cited the woman for a violation of Kaitlin’s Law, which prohibits anyone from leaving a child 6 years of age or younger unattended in a motor vehicle without the supervision of someone who is at least 12 years old. “Children under the age of 12 cannot be left alone in a car where the keys in the car, the ignition is on or there’s the potential of danger, injury or hazard by leaving them in the car,” police Sgt. Norm Leong said. The fine is $100.

Huh? 6, 12, unattended, supervision, keys in the car, danger, injury, I don’t know what to do.

It’s sort of an important clarification, right? I think some folks would argue the car is running and the AC is on scenario, by the way.

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One thought on “Is it ever OK to not proofread your story?”

  1. I saw the mom on the news that night (well, she wouldn’t go on camera of course) & she was insistent that she “could clearly see her car while dashing in to buy balloons.” Really? I’ve shopped their for years and there are no spots that one could see from the floral/balloon area. Except maybe the handicapped one right in front on that side of the store. I’m not opening that can of worms.


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