Ridgewood keeps obscure pool, bowling law on the books

A law requiring parental permission for kids to

A law requiring parental permission for kids to bowl or shoot pool is not enforced. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

RIDGEWOOD - Kids in Ridgewood may want to think twice before going bowling due to an obscure law on the books.

A law created in 1974 prevents children in Ridgewood from going bowling or shooting pool without parental permission. Police, however, say the law is not enforced.

Another obscure law that is enforced outlaws the use of silly string in town. Officials say the law stems from an incident in which a Smokey the Bear costume was ruined during a Fourth of July parade a few years ago.
 

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