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Did You Know That Kids Aren't Allowed To Sit In Regular Car Seats?
08-16-2012, 06:25 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-16-2012, 06:26 AM by Infinite.)
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Did You Know That Kids Aren't Allowed To Sit In Regular Car Seats?
You know those booster seats that babies and toddlers have always had to have to ride in the car or sit in a resteraunt and things??

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Well did you know that it's the law that full sized kids have to use them in cars nowadays & that they're not allowed to sit in the regular seat & use regular seatbelts???

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All over some bullshit claim that regular seatbelts aren't safe for kids all of a sudden and that all children now need to use these ultra-restraining type seats until they reach teen years!

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I wasn't even aware of this until I visited with my 5 & 6 year old nephews today. I'm like wait a second, why aren't these kids out of their baby seats by now? Can you imagine how lame childhood would be being a kid in this day & age? What the fuck. And I did a lot of scanning of the internet for opinions on this, most people are strongly for them & the laws making them mandatory. Even though there's been studies done such as one by the economist authors of a book called Freakanomics who prove that the rate of children's lives saved with regular seat belts vs. these new 'child seats' is equal & that the child seats aren't measurably safer.

Could you imagine these kids growing up to question any sort of authority figure after being brought up like this? I couldn't. And this is the norm in society now, enforced by law.

Oh yeah, see how that extra weird looking kid in the last picture is sitting backwards? That's the law too now, that they're even not allowed to sit forward in a lot of places!
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08-16-2012, 07:42 AM,
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RE: Did You Know That Kids Aren't Allowed To Sit In Regular Car Seats?
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
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08-19-2012, 07:19 AM,
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RE: Did You Know That Kids Aren't Allowed To Sit In Regular Car Seats?
You can't take your child home from the hospital when they're born without a car seat... Although it seems very logical and necessary, it's saying that you have to be able to afford something in order to conduct your biological imperative.
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08-19-2012, 10:36 AM,
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RE: Did You Know That Kids Aren't Allowed To Sit In Regular Car Seats?
(08-19-2012, 07:19 AM)psilocybin Wrote: You can't take your child home from the hospital when they're born without a car seat... Although it seems very logical and necessary, it's saying that you have to be able to afford something in order to conduct your biological imperative.

That's true, and I'm against all these nanny state type of laws. I'd rather have individual sets of parents have decentralized authority over their kids (as imperfect as that often is) than have one central authority called the government. But I'm particularly disturbed about these safety seats being legally required for full sized children now too, that's crazy to me. Regular seat belts were sufficiently safe for kids for what 20, 30+ years and then all of a sudden they discovered they weren't? They try to argue that seat belts weren't designed for children, really? For decades car makers were making seat belts and it never dawned on anyone if they work on kids or not? Obviously they did work. I mean maybe the booster seats are like 5% safer than seat belts by themselves, who really cares? Wearing a helmet all the time would also be safer than not doing so, plenty of people fall and hit their heads just tripping in their houses and things. Would it be worth wearing a helmet constantly to avoid that? Obviously not, it would be such a significant reduction in the quality of your life. Well that's why the child seats are wrong and disturbing to me. Kids are so much more restrained than I remember them being not that long ago, it seemed to get bad in the 2000's. In this case they literally are restrained.
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08-19-2012, 07:01 PM,
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RE: Did You Know That Kids Aren't Allowed To Sit In Regular Car Seats?
(08-19-2012, 10:36 AM)Infinite Wrote:
(08-19-2012, 07:19 AM)psilocybin Wrote: You can't take your child home from the hospital when they're born without a car seat... Although it seems very logical and necessary, it's saying that you have to be able to afford something in order to conduct your biological imperative.

That's true, and I'm against all these nanny state type of laws. I'd rather have individual sets of parents have decentralized authority over their kids (as imperfect as that often is) than have one central authority called the government. But I'm particularly disturbed about these safety seats being legally required for full sized children now too, that's crazy to me. Regular seat belts were sufficiently safe for kids for what 20, 30+ years and then all of a sudden they discovered they weren't? They try to argue that seat belts weren't designed for children, really? For decades car makers were making seat belts and it never dawned on anyone if they work on kids or not? Obviously they did work. I mean maybe the booster seats are like 5% safer than seat belts by themselves, who really cares? Wearing a helmet all the time would also be safer than not doing so, plenty of people fall and hit their heads just tripping in their houses and things. Would it be worth wearing a helmet constantly to avoid that? Obviously not, it would be such a significant reduction in the quality of your life. Well that's why the child seats are wrong and disturbing to me. Kids are so much more restrained than I remember them being not that long ago, it seemed to get bad in the 2000's. In this case they literally are restrained.

Years ago when I was in elementary school, I remember someone I vaguely knew running along the playground. I watched him as I was walking, only to see him trip and smash his face on concrete. He broke several teeth and his mouth was all bloody, as well as a damaged nose.

Why this was not a national event requiring us to wear helmets 24/7, I do not know! The media is slacking, and I am sure this particular incident has been repeated many times, all because people are too stupid to put a helmet on their child!!! We need helmet laws! Also, all car speeds should be reduced to 15 mph, so less people would die in car crashes... At least the government is fighting obesity now, by advertising food stamps so more people are aware.

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08-19-2012, 09:09 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-19-2012, 09:09 PM by IanPotter.)
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RE: Did You Know That Kids Aren't Allowed To Sit In Regular Car Seats?
Many years ago a former member of MAG (The Motorcycle Action Group) told me that here in Britain, the car seatbelt laws were brought in by the same guy who went on to make crash helmets compulsory for motorcycle riders. He was a kindly Lord who was deeply concerned about the health of the peasantry and he 'owned' a little company called Kangol.

At the time, Kangol were the biggest UK manufacturer and distributor of... wait for it... seatbelts and crash helmets

LOL
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08-19-2012, 10:14 PM,
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RE: Did You Know That Kids Aren't Allowed To Sit In Regular Car Seats?
(08-19-2012, 09:09 PM)IanPotter Wrote: Many years ago a former member of MAG (The Motorcycle Action Group) told me that here in Britain, the car seatbelt laws were brought in by the same guy who went on to make crash helmets compulsory for motorcycle riders. He was a kindly Lord who was deeply concerned about the health of the peasantry and he 'owned' a little company called Kangol.

At the time, Kangol were the biggest UK manufacturer and distributor of... wait for it... seatbelts and crash helmets

LOL
It's interesting how a "problem" is only made visible when someone has a solution ready for it, which usually involves something they're selling.
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08-19-2012, 10:36 PM,
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RE: Did You Know That Kids Aren't Allowed To Sit In Regular Car Seats?
Isn't it just?

If only we had that entrepreneurial gene and a title to smooth the way, we could buy Yeti a server farm.

Kinda sucks that nearly everyone who cares is more or less broke doesn't it?
The three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together. Zbig the Ruthless.
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08-20-2012, 05:19 AM,
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RE: Did You Know That Kids Aren't Allowed To Sit In Regular Car Seats?
(08-19-2012, 10:36 PM)IanPotter Wrote: Isn't it just?

If only we had that entrepreneurial gene and a title to smooth the way, we could buy Yeti a server farm.

Kinda sucks that nearly everyone who cares is more or less broke doesn't it?

While a bit off topic of the seat belts, personally, I am waiting for this to no longer be sarcasm. These days problems are easy to find, since the populace is extremely lazy... However, it helps if you can force people to buy your stuff. I wonder who was behind the push to require people to purchase car insurance? That one annoys me the most... you must pay to insure someone else's car! Perhaps I can get a deductible if I have extra seat belts installed, and wear a crash helmet? LOL
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. - Henry L. Mencken

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - Henry L. Mencken
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08-20-2012, 06:08 AM,
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RE: Did You Know That Kids Aren't Allowed To Sit In Regular Car Seats?
(08-20-2012, 05:19 AM)Anarchist Wrote:
(08-19-2012, 10:36 PM)IanPotter Wrote: Isn't it just?

If only we had that entrepreneurial gene and a title to smooth the way, we could buy Yeti a server farm.

Kinda sucks that nearly everyone who cares is more or less broke doesn't it?

While a bit off topic of the seat belts, personally, I am waiting for this to no longer be sarcasm. These days problems are easy to find, since the populace is extremely lazy... However, it helps if you can force people to buy your stuff. I wonder who was behind the push to require people to purchase car insurance? That one annoys me the most... you must pay to insure someone else's car! Perhaps I can get a deductible if I have extra seat belts installed, and wear a crash helmet? LOL

I'd have to agree to car insurance thing is pretty blatant. In itself car insurance isn't so bad, but the requirement, now that takes it to a whole different level.
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08-20-2012, 06:43 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-20-2012, 06:45 AM by zapoper7.)
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RE: Did You Know That Kids Aren't Allowed To Sit In Regular Car Seats?
Does that mean that regular folks have to use the old seat belt????

Retarded fest at concen W00t W00t!!!
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