This South Jersey Town is Banning Basketball Nets Outside Homes
It's ironic because everyone's always says, "kids need to get outside and play more"-- but this South Jersey town is possibly doing the opposite of that.
Waterford Township, in Camden County, is putting a ban on portable basketball nets outside of resident's homes, according to WTXF-TV. The township has sent out letters to families, saying that neighbor complaints need to be addressed which has resulted in the ban of the kid's sporting activity.
The township is giving residents ten days to comply, otherwise a court day and a fine may be issued. The argument is that the basketball nets impose safety issues for school buses, emergency vehicles and snow plows, which has, "led to enforcement of ordinance 176-74—banning basketball nets in public right of way."