We All Scream for...Fondling?

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    Ice cream truck drivers are no longer a threat to public safety.

    Soft serve just got safer for the youngins.

    A new law, signed into effect by Gov. Pat Quinn Tuesday, bars sex offenders from working on ice cream trucks. Now kids will have to get their ice cream fix from that burned-out hippie who drives around the neighborhood.

    The new law also bars sex offenders from operating emergency vehicles, such as an ambulance.

    Violation would be a felony.

    The sponsor, Democratic Sen. Ira Silverstein, says the law will keep children "out of harm's way."

    Some places around the country already ban offenders from such jobs. Others require background checks before anyone can be hired to drive an ice cream truck.