Thursday, December 29, 2011
We learned today in the Wall Street Journal, starting January 1, 2012 all children under the age of seven years of age or under 4 feet 9 inches in height will have to be latched into a booster seat with all six points attached to the seat and seat belt system. The fine will be $425 and a 1 point moving violation for the driver for non-compliance.
WSJ reported in the front page story 6 year old kids are putting up a real fuss over this new law. Especially the one's that recently turned six. It is taking all the cajoling and bribery mom and dad can muster to get their kids back into these very confining seats.
California is usually a few years ahead of the curve on social change and things like this. We can only wonder how long before the insurance industry forces the issue in the Idaho Legislature. It will be a boon to folks selling these seats. Each kid will have to get one or more to comply with this new California law.
The Guardian is wondering if they came up with this law after visiting Disneyland. Seat-belted rides have a sign where children have to be at or higher than the bottom of a sign posting height requirements for these types of rides.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 4:17 PM