Do your kids walk or ride to school by themselves? You could be breaking the law

Do your kids walk or ride to school by themselves? You could be breaking the law, by The Courier-Mail.

As one Queensland parent recently found out the hard way. …

Section 364A of the Queensland Criminal Code … says: “A person who, having the lawful care or charge of a child under 12 years, leaves the child for an unreasonable time without making reasonable provision for the supervision and care of the child during that time commits a misdemeanour. Maximum Penalty — 3 years imprisonment.”

[P]olice had laid criminal charges against a local parent and warned that others could face prosecution.

Good old nanny state. Selectively enforced of course, like the truancy laws — depends on your race, for instance.