Plans to ban low pants makes headlines

Baggy pants have been outlawed in a US state.
Baggy pants have been outlawed in a US state. Alistair Brightman

AN AMERICAN city has made international headlines after announcing it plans to ban the wearing of pants or skirts deemed too low.

But is it time we has such a ban on the Fraser Coast?

If you dare to wear pants more than three inches below the top of the hips in Pikeville, Tennessee you could be slapped with a $25 fine for your first offence and $50 for any repeat offending.

The public indecency ruling was decided on by the town's council members but it will be a few months until the law can be enforced.

The Times Free Press reported Mayor Phil Cagle and his city council wanted an ordinance passed in black and white, to make it clear what officers should and should not tolerate.

"All I know is we just don't want them running around half naked on our streets," Cagle said.

"That's the bottom line."

Is the Fraser Coast offended by low pants?

This poll ended on 30 May 2015.

Yes, low pants are disgusting and should be illegal - 44%

Yes, we have a problem with being unable to dress properly - 24%

No, I'm not offended, others just need to dress like me - 14%

No, but low pants should be banned anyway - 16%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Fraser Coast Regional Council mayor Gerard O'Connell said he did not believe the Fraser Coast had a dress standard problem.

"The dress standards are good," he said.

"They're suited to the environment."

Cr O'Connell said he applauded events and organisations that were now encouraging people to wear opportunity shop outfits.

He said if any such law was implemented on the Fraser Coast, all fine money should be donated to charity.

A Queensland Police Media spokesman said there were no laws dealing specifically with apparel.

He said people in Queensland could get charged with wilful exposure, but that dealt with a lack of clothing.

"If you're exposing your genitals in a public place," the spokesman said.

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