Isn’t This A Bit Much? Woman Ordered To Wear “Idiot” Sign For Driving On The Sidewalk

November 7, 2012  |  

Just like Trick Daddy, I love the kids and I truly believe we need to do all we can to protect them. But this punishment for Cleveland woman, Shena Hardin, seemed to take things a little too far. Hardin was caught on tape, driving on a sidewalk trying to avoid a school-bus stop sign. As you know when school buses are unloading, traffic in both ways must stop and wait until the children have safely crossed the street. But apparently, Hardin couldn’t wait. So instead, she drove up onto the sidewalk passing the bus. Before she could even get to the intersection, Hardin was pulled over by the police. The whole incident was caught on tape and made worse by the fact that the sidewalk she drove on happened to be located right in front of a daycare center. It was all bad. I’m not trying to argue that she should have done it or that she shouldn’t have been punished for it.

But Hardin’s punishment seemed excessive, bordering on sadistic.

In addition to the $250 fine and a suspended license for 30 days, Hardin was also sentenced to wearing a sign that reads “Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school but,” for two days.  

Now, I agree with the fine and the suspended license; but the punishment should have ended there. What is the purpose of making a grown woman wear this sign, aside from embarrassing her?

What do you think about this story, was this punishment too far?

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