Friday, August 25, 2006

Uh Oh...

I just saw this article. If signed, children under 8 need to ride in a booster seat, and children under 12 need to ride in the back seat. What's the big deal? Well, Maya's been riding in the front seat for a little while now...the Volvo doesn't have any airbags (too old), and on the Camry, we have the passenger seat pushed all of the way back. Ted reasoned that many small adults are in the front seat, so she would be OK. I read some reports that said that there is no proof that kids who have been harmed by passenger side airbags in the front seat were 'properly restrained', meaning, they weren't wearing their seat belts. Maya ALWAYS wears her seat belt. To be honest, I've never been completely thrilled about her riding in the front seat. But to legislate it, and give us a ticket if she rides in the front? Ugh. I'm not so sure about this.

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