Today the seasonal ban on leaf blowers comes to an end.
Starting October 1st, you can blow your leaves and other assorted detritus, until your heart is content.
But it would be hard to fault someone for being confused as to the beginning and ending of the annual leaf blower ban. That's because, wander through any neighborhood during the actual ban and lawn service pros and homeowners are happily blowing away, care free, not bothered by the rule of law.
This year my son and his friend started a lawn mowing business. And a number of times I would arive home and find them (during the ban period), happily using the leaf blower. When I explained the rules–the law–my son complained and asked how this could be because "everyone is using them" (the leaf blowers).
If we have laws, what's the point if we don't enforce them? What sort of civic lesson or we teaching our children?
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