No knives on planes

No knives on planes Photo by By Alexander Rushing uploaded by Partyzan_XXI, File:Pocket knives.jpg - Wikimedia Commonscommons.wikimedia.org

No knives on planes
Photo by By Alexander Rushing uploaded by Partyzan_XXI, File:Pocket knives.jpg – Wikimedia Commonscommons.wikimedia.org

Last April, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) proposed relaxing restrictions on knives, certain sports equipment and novelty bats, allowing passengers to bring these items on board. Prompted by a public outcry, the proposal was abandoned yesterday.

Air travel  is crucial for many parents and their college-bound students. Without this transportation option, certain college choices may no longer be feasible. The college process generates plenty of stress but worrying about personal safety on a routine commute to and from school does not have to exist.

All knives were originally banned for a reason. Unnecessary safety risks are not acceptable.

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