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Episode 868 - Listener Questions

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Episode 868 - Listener Questions
Authored by: AquaViola on Monday, April 25 2011 @ 05:54 AM CDT
Previous Polynesian episodes, together with all the other episodes, can be found in the WDW Today Wiki (see the "Wiki" link at the top of the page).
Episode 868 - Listener Questions
Authored by: Tank on Monday, April 25 2011 @ 07:55 AM CDT
I might cry if they get rid of Illuminations...that show has special meaning in multiple ways for me.
Episode 868 - Listener Questions
Authored by: hydrotony on Tuesday, April 26 2011 @ 12:13 PM CDT
The unlatched seat belt ticket account got me thinking. When all these seat belt laws started, the Authorities said they are only secondary infractions and will only be cited when the car is stopped for another violation. To find out that county cops have made them a primary violation is disturbing.
Episode 868 - Listener Questions
Authored by: hydrotony on Tuesday, April 26 2011 @ 12:29 PM CDT
After commenting above, I searched the web and found a site called FindLaw that said the 'secondary' law was changed on June 30, 2009 and explained...

"This law is also known as the Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law. This new act makes changes to Florida's safety belt law, including removing the requirement that failure to wear seat belts cannot be the basis for the stop. Florida will no longer have a secondary seat belt law; this means officers may stop motor vehicles for failing to wear a seat belt.

Under the new primary safety belt law, fines for violation will remain the same a $30 fine for adults and a $60 fine for children. However, the criminal implications may grow due to the increased power the act gives law enforcement. Under the primary seat belt law, officers may be able to pull people over if they feel that the driver of, or a passenger in, the car is not wearing a seat belt. The basis for a stop may be a suspicion, with no foundation (evidence) that the seat belt is not being used. As a result, it is likely that more people will find themselves pulled over and ticketed for failing to comply with seat belt regulations."

Note the fine is stated as less than what the emailer said it was. Unless somehow since then the law was changed again.
Episode 868 - Listener Questions
Authored by: EldonAsher on Wednesday, April 27 2011 @ 09:12 AM CDT
I was at Epcot at December 2010 and my family and another family were leaving Epcot and went through the gates right before the tram pickup and all of a sudden a sheriff and a park security were running toward us and telling us to stop. We stopped confused at why we were being yelled at for leaving and wanting to go home. The sheriff started telling us that an alarm went off and so it was their job to stop anyone going through the gate that was not marked to not use. Then the sheriff accused us of being bad citizens and not caring about national security and that we could have been terrorists trying to blow up the icon (Spaceship Earth). Funny thing the other father of the family that was getting yelled at was a policeman on vacation. Really wish the sheriff would have used his head and handled it better instead of ruining a couple of families evening. Yes we should have not gone through the gate that was not signed to not use, but come on really terrorist walking away from the park with tired children in tow really. Just a little rant about WDW sheriffs that need to get a clue and a class in etiquette.