by MA Cunningham - Posted Tue March 3, 2009 @ 8:55 AM
a similar incident happened here in Ohio about 5 years ago (http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/2278904/detail.html) Worse still, that one was on the TURNPIKE!
I don't get this at all - I understand that you need to feed your child, but PULL OVER AND DO IT. It's not worth risking your child, yourself or anyone else on the road to save those 10-15 minutes.
And this is not about "breastfeeding" rights - this is a matter of safety. People shouldn't be talking on phones, eating, shaving, dressing, putting on makeup or anything else while driving. Your focus is not on the road where it should be and you can't physically maintain multiple functions at once without running the risk of injuring or worse, killing someone.
If your schedule is THAT tight that you cannot stop driving for a few minutes to nurse your child, I think your issues are much bigger than a ticket!