Commentary

Donít make us waste our time wasting your time!

My colleague Julian Sanchez has an insightful take on another bizarre observation by a Click it or Ticket enforcer: Maryland’s running a series of public service announcements encouraging drivers to buckle up (or be ticketed). In one bit, an officer encourages people to comply with the law so that officers can devote their attention to other, more important tasks. Which, of course, makes one wonder: If they acknowledge that it’s stupid for cops to be wasting their time enforcing seat belt laws… why make them do it?

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.