Pink Gear Is Being Increasingly Used By Law Enforcement

The use of the color pink to differentiate between boys and girls (boys used blue) was in common usage in French orphanages since the 18th century. The color pink has therefore acquired a feminine aspect, in that law enforcement officers have also used pink gear in the line of everyday duty. In recent times police officers have carried pink gear like handcuffs, which they use to cuff people they have arrested. Their use on persons who consider themselves very macho are considered demeaning for the prisoner.

Pink Gear Items Used by Law Enforcement Officers

Handcuffs are the most prominent item in such pink gear and are made of stainless steel of high strength, which are comparatively light in weight. Such handcuffs are available in varieties that allow hinges or chains and with single and double locks. When you talk of pink gear, women law enforcement officers may even pick up pistol grips in that color that can fit onto any handgun issued to them. They can also opt for pink gloves that are meant for outdoor use. Such gloves have stretch mesh for airflow and are made of suede. Caps in the same color, knives, rifle cases and pouches complete the ensemble.

The Use of Pink for Men Is Considered Demeaning

While women using men’s clothing has received acceptance all over the world, the reverse is still not acceptable. Women even so wear men’s style clothing that has been feminized to suit their bodies, and have since gone on to become style statements. However, it is still considered degrading for a man to wear women’s clothes. Pink has been associated with women, and thus to many men that color is feminine. So anything associated with that color, has a slightly demeaning effect. This fact has been taken advantage of by law enforcement officers, who use pink gear restraints and pink clothing to intimidate persons that they have arrested. Recently the pink locker rooms in a refurbished stadium came in for a lot of criticism, especially from football players who considered it an insult to use such changing rooms. Psychologists have established that pink has a calming influence on people, and so their use in such change rooms, is bound to help players to settle down before they go out on the field of play.

Cancer and the Color Pink

Awareness of breast cancer has been raised by using the color pink. A number of manufacturers of all sorts of goods have used the color pink on their products to create pink gear that accentuates their own commitment to the fight against breast cancer. So you will even find self-defense products like pepper sprays being made in the color pink to increase this association. The fact that pepper sprays find a lot of acceptance among women for their defense and that they prefer the color has helped in the marketing efforts of such pink gear products. You will also find stun guns in that color that are equally effective for self-defense …

Drinking Laws For Passengers While Riding in a Limousine

It is unlawful or illegal for any passengers riding in a limousine to consume alcoholic beverages in the Ontario, Canada area. The same goes for Calgary, Canada. This bylaw was passed in February 2007 although many people did not know of its existence until recently because the bylaw has of late come up for review.

This bylaw is also in the city of Calgary, Canada and they are not too happy about it. Some companies have even filed formal complaints with the city stating that these laws do not encourage responsible choices against drinking and driving. And that is one of the main reasons people choose to take a limousine so they don’t have to drink and drive. The reasons for celebration have all but been taken away. Not that everyone drinks when they ride in the limousine, but a lot of people do rent limousines for a celebration of some sort including weddings and going out with their friends to a special event or a ballgame or hockey game.

Going to and from an event, as a passenger in a limousine, you may have alcoholic beverages with you in unopened containers; however no one is allowed to be drinking them in the back of the limousine in Calgary or Ontario, Canada. The laws are different in various areas of Canada and when you cross down the border into the United States, they are different in various states as well.

The law basically defeats the purpose for going out for a celebration in limousine and that’s what has many of the limousine companies and passengers up in arms about. If you can’t drink while someone else is driving then you might as well go in your own car and have someone else drive although, this is also illegal to be drinking in the car while someone else is driving. This brings up the law in the states where there is a partition between the driver and the people drinking alcoholic beverage. In some states this is considered legal and Canadians think this should be legal as well.

Unless the driver has a special license, his or her passengers cannot drink in the back of the limousine. This means if the driver of the limousine has a special license, his or her passengers may consume alcohol during their ride in the back of the limousine.

This special license is called an Ontario Liquor Delivery Service License and it comes from The Registrar of The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). This special license allows the driver to have his or her passengers consume alcoholic beverages in the back of the limousine.

The AGCO collects data on a limousine company and then has a rigorous testing policy in place before it allows a limousine company to obtain an Ontario Liquor Delivery Service License in which the limousine company can therefore deliver liquor or have liquor in the limousine.

The drinking laws for passengers in Canada very from Providence to Providence so …