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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 15th September 2006
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child car booster seats new law monday

Child car booster seats

A new law comes into force on Monday 18th september
many children under the age of 12 will be made to use a booster seat
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 15th September 2006
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I know.
Thanks for bringing it to other peoples attention.

I cannot believe the news at the moment. All this talk of panic buying, shops running out of supplies of booster seats etc.

ARE these people real, do they not have any consideration for the safety of their children. They obviously are more concerned about getting a 30 fine than protecting their kids, otherwise they would already have seats for them.
Just because their kids appear big enough not to need a seat they don't use one. Any person, even an adult should use a booster seat if they are too short for the belt to fit properly.

Any parent/grandparent with any consideration for their family and friends should already be using proper child restraints.

I cannot believe the number of people who don't bother fitting booster cushions in the car for older children.

You cannot put a price on human life.

In case you haven't noticed, this makes my blood boil.

For f*** sake a booster cushio only costs 10.
Are kids are 7 & 9 and they always take a booster cushion with them whenever they have a ride in a friends/relatives car. We will not let them ride without one. We also always ask their friends to have a booster cushion if we take them anywhere.

Sorry folks, it takes a lot for me to get wound up, but the safety of my kids and family takes preference over everything else.

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This is not a new law, just an upgrade to the existing child seat laws so have all the parents rushing out to get child seats been driving illegaly for years?

They still won't get fined for it though as there are very few traffic police left, now all the speed cameras are doing such a good job of making the roads safer
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my elsest lad is passed the 4'5 mark so is exempt,but the agument this brings between the mrs and myself is that our daughter who is 5 and below the height mark,does she remain in the booster she has already or does she have to use the ones with the backs on?i say she stays with the one shes got but the mrs dissagrees.
plz let me be right

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I've got to say I fully support this law. Last year, we saw a whole bunch of people climbing into a Fiesta, including what appeared to be about a 3 month old baby. It was obvious that there was no car seat fitted, and that one of them just intended to carry the child on their lap. I thought even then that they were breaking the law, but they weren't.

As the law stood, if the car was fitted with a child seat then the child had to use it. If the car did not have a child seat fitted, then there was no requirement to fit one and everything was above board.

The new law makes much more sense, and as ST says, for the bigger kids a booster cushion only costs a few quid and is pretty easy to transfer between cars. The full sized seats for the younger kids are a bit trickier, but I think few people would say they weren't worth the trouble. We have three child seats for our son - one in each of the cars that he travels in. If we were to put him in another car, we'd borrow one of the seats and go to the hassle of fitting it, whether the law required it or not.
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