Cities across the country continue to make it more expensive for you to wear your pants below your waist. Authorities in Pikeville, TN recently voted unanimously on an ordinance that should make the old folks in your life happy. The city can now fine anyone sagging their pants more than three inches below the top of their hips. Perpetrators will have to pay $25 the first time they're caught and $50 each time after.
The law, which was developed by Mayor Phil Cagle, actually points to evidence that sagging your pants can be hazardous to your health, causing improper gait.
"All I know is we just don’t want them running around half-naked on our streets. That’s the bottom line," said Cagle. Cities in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and New Jersey have passed similar ordinances.
Before he was President, Barack Obama told MTV in 2008 that he wasn't a fan of the trend, which exposes people's underwear.
"Brothers should pull up their pants," said Obama. "You are walking by your mother, your grandmother, your underwear is showing. What’s wrong with that? Come on. Some people might not want to see your underwear. I’m one of them."
[via Daily Mail]