The Associated Press reports on the growing number of cities and towns banning sledding in public parks in a surrender to trial lawyers:
faced with the potential bill from sledding injuries, some cities have opted to close hills rather than risk large liability claims.
No one tracks how many cities have banned or limited sledding, but the list grows every year. One of the latest is in Dubuque, Iowa, where the City Council is moving ahead with a plan to ban sledding in all but two of its 50 parks.
At least they aren't requiring airbags and backup cameras on the sleds.
This is the sort of story that you'd think might build some political support for tort reform.