n.— «One of the more conservative members of the Assembly, Dennis Mountjoy (R-Monrovia), has sponsored a bill to stop people, particularly teenagers, from driving with someone in the trunk. Mountjoy says the practice, known as “trunking,” is employed by teenagers trying to get around a law prohibiting novice drivers from carrying teenage passengers without an adult in the car. The state police say nine people have died and 140 have been injured since 2000.» —“State Lawmakers Tackle Consumer Safety Issues” by Jordan Rau Los Angeles Times Aug. 25, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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