Q: I just got a job delivering pizza at a local pizza restaurant. While I was being trained, the other drivers told me that while we were delivering we were exempt from having to wear our seatbelts and allowed to park in “no parking” zones with our flashers on to make deliveries faster and safer. Is this really true?
A: No, it sure is not. There is no such exemption in the law for food delivery companies. The state of Indiana does not care how “Fast & Freaky” or “Hot and Ready” deliveries are made as long as you abide by all Indiana State laws including proper legal parking, speed limits and wearing your seat belt.
Q: I am 15 years old and have been working this summer as a busboy and I love it. They want me to continue to work during school but my parents said I am not allowed to work on school nights by law. Is this really true?
A: Well, your parents supersede all laws when it comes to setting rules for you. During the summer from June 1 until Labor Day you may work until 9 p.m. From Labor Day until June 1 you may only work until 7 p.m. There is no difference on school days or weekends, it’s all 7 p.m.
Q: I moved to Michigan City from South Bend about six months ago. I recently was pulled over and the officer stated that my license was suspended from an unpaid ticket I received more than a year ago. He then gave me another ticket for being suspended. I had no idea and no one has ever notified me of this. How is this fair?
A: First of all, if it was an “unpaid ticket” that means you were issued a ticket for something that you failed to pay or take care of for some reason. Next, it is very important to make a change of address or name change with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. In Indiana “Notice of Suspension” is sent to the address you provide for your driver’s license or the address you present to the arresting officer when being issued a ticket.
Q: I just bought an old motorcycle and I can’t get the headlight or turn signals to work but everything else is OK. I don’t plan on ever driving at night. Is this all right?
A: If you have to ask, you should not have passed your motorcycle test! Indiana law states that all motorcycles shall have a headlight illuminated at all times when in operation. Using hand signals for turning and stopping is allowable, however a brake light must be operable. Please make your motorcycle safe before operating.
The winner of last column’s riddle sponsored by Wayne Heating and Cooling in Michigan City was Kimberly Hartke of Westville. Let’s answer last column’s riddle of, “What do you light first with your one match? The candle, oil lamp, fireplace or stove?” Well, of course, the first thing you would light is the match!
The sponsor for this week’s riddle are our friends at Larson Danielson in La Porte. The winner receives a $30 gas card.
Mark weighs 215 pounds and is approximately 6-foot 3-inches tall. At exactly 7:57 a.m., on Friday, Mark walks into an empty room, turns around, sings a song, and then, at approximately 8 a.m., walks out the same door he went in. When Mark gets out he is now in a different room than when he started. How is this possible?
The eighth correct answer by phone or email at exactly 1 p.m. today wins.
To answer a question or ask one, contact Sgt. Chris Yagelski at 873-1461, Ext #333, or e-mail ASKACOP@emichigancity.com.