Free range kids: Children can now play outside without adult supervision in Utah
Play at a park, bike to the store, walk to school — all activities children in Utah can now legally perform alone, without parental supervision. It's all part of a "free-range kids" bill signed by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert last week. The law, which specifies it is not neglectful to let children wander independently, will take effect May 8. An age limit was purposely not defined, but the law says children left alone should display maturity and good judgment.