How Stupid is This?
We here in North Carolina have a new law that is putting more children in danger than they were in the past. Someone in the legislature must be making a fast buck off of this.
Children who are under 8 years old or weigh less than 80 pounds must be in a booster seat. No mention of height, right?
I have a 7 year old granddaughter who now sits in her booster. This means that no seat belt fits her anymore, and she has no protection behind her head because she's quite tall. If she is in an accident in the next three months, because of this law she will be injured worse than before January 1st!
Thankfully, in three months she'll turn 8. We can then throw the booster seat so that she'll be protected in the car.
Although, now that I think of it, living here in Winston Salem, you see cars full of kids who are plaing full-court basketball or holding gymnastic meets in the back seat and the cops don't seem to care about them not using seat belts, so maybe this will be enforced the same way?