It's not even officially summer, and, apparently, the tanning police already are busy.
"I got a ticket last week (admit to speeding on the downside of a bridge — gotta brake in those places!)." wrote Vanessa Gerondale.
"And the officer also added a charge of 'no sunscreen label,' " she added.
Gerondale knew, even if I didn't at first, that this wasn't about the sunscreen that runs into your eyes when you're stuck in line at the Bolivar Ferry with the top down.
This was the kind that can prevent drivers from seeing the road clearly in bad light and can prevent police from seeing into the passenger compartment — for instance, when they stop you for speeding on the downside of a bridge.
Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange said she asked her "gurus" at DPS, who cited Section 547 of the Texas Transportation Code.
This goes into the topic of sunscreens in detail, but summing it up, Mange said, it appears that "a label is only required when a sunscreening device, such as a film or tint, has been added to a window."