10 things that are banned in San Francisco
It is known that each state has the right to establish their own laws on its territory to the United States. Sometimes they are fair and adequate, and sometimes at least strange. For example, civil servants San Francisco banned from travel to Arizona. What else?
"Happy Meal" at McDonald's with a toy
The study Technomic in 2009, American children in the vast majority chose McDonald's as their favorite fast food restaurant. Studies show that it is a toy in the Happy Meal is part of the reason for this trend. The vast number of children said that they like to get a toy with their children's meals.
In an attempt to stop the ongoing marketing of unhealthy food to children in San Francisco made a bold move, banning the sale of Happy Meal. However, at the McDonald's pretty savvy lawyers, they figured out how to work around this limitation. San Francisco may not prohibit the sale of toys, as such, so that if a child wants a toy you can just pay for it an additional 10 cents. Fighting is still going on.
Currently, plastic bags are banned in large chain supermarkets and pharmacies. But the authorities of San Francisco's plan to extend the ban to all shops of the city. This measure is a response to the problem of global warming and the exhaustion of oil reserves on the planet.
In 2007, the city passed a law banning the use of the city budget for the purchase of bottled water. In addition, bottled water is not available in the parks and in other territories, owned by the city. The ban is the next step of the authorities towards the achievement of the targets of the program in 2020 for the production of zero waste. San Francisco plans to gradually move towards a total ban on the sale of bottled water in 2016.
There is a joke about the laws about smoking in California: "In fact, in California there is a place designed for smoking. It's called Nevada. " All public areas non-smoking state, including bars, restaurants and offices. Outside smoking allowed distance of 6 meters from the entrance to the building. In San Francisco and some other cities of this prohibition also applies to the parks. The fines are as follows: $ 100 for the first offense, $ 200 - for the second and $ 500 for each subsequent.
In San Francisco, not allowed to use the segway on sidewalks and bicycle lanes since 2002. The official reason: to ensure the safety of pedestrians.
In the vending machines located on the municipal territory, it is forbidden to sell sodas and any other drinks that do not contain natural juice. The law is aimed at improving the health of people and the fight against obesity.
Following the decision of the mayor sounds very strange, but in protest against Arizona storogoy migration policy, all civil servants are prohibited official travel in this state. An exception is made only for the police officers investigating the crime.
Firearms in advertising
The advertisement on the San Francisco area is prohibited images of firearms and violence of any kind. Subjected to censorship even movie posters.
In order to prevent stalking begging in San Francisco should sit on the street between 7 am and 11 pm.
And this prohibition applies not only in San Francisco, but also across the country. "Kinder Surprise" banned for import and sale in the United States under the threat of a fine of up to $ 2,500 for each egg. US law prohibits the sale of 1938 inedible chocolates with inserts, unless the Office of the Food and Drug Administration has not determined that such inserts have a functional purpose. In fact, prohibited the sale of sweets with toys or souvenirs inside the United States.