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    Moderator - CPS Technician safeinthecar's Avatar
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    A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    CA juvenile court judge orders father to use booster seats for 8 and 10 year old children until such a time as they can pass the 5 step test.

    Sorry, no link. Personal knowledge of a closed court hearing.
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    Re: A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    Awesome. (California law does provide that the seatbelt must be used PROPERLY for all occupants. So this is a great reinforcement of that interpretation, which is not always made.)
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    Re: A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    YAY!!!!!

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    Re: A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    AWESOME
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    Re: A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    Wow! I'm amazed.
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    Re: A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    Wow, thats great! I wish that was enforced everywhere.

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    Re: A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    Wow, that's awesome!
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    Re: A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    That's excellent news
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    Re: A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    Quote Originally Posted by safeinthecar View Post
    CA juvenile court judge orders father to use booster seats for 8 and 10 year old children until such a time as they can pass the 5 step test.

    Sorry, no link. Personal knowledge of a closed court hearing.
    At first I read "Complete Air juvenile court". That story would be "Safety 1st orders father to use their products", lol.

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    Re: A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    What a bummer that it was not publicized, it would be a nice example for others.

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    Re: A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupqueen View Post
    Awesome. (California law does provide that the seatbelt must be used PROPERLY for all occupants. So this is a great reinforcement of that interpretation, which is not always made.)
    I've always wondered about that.

    I assume that the law's interpretation of "properly" means, like, actually wearing it. As in, one person per belt, buckled, not sitting on top of the belt, not having it under arms/behind back. I've always thought it was a bit of a stretch to assume that the law means "passes 5-step test." There are even adults who don't pass the 5-step test. (*cough* me in center of the Pilot *cough*)

    But I do find it very interesting made that ruling.

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    Re: A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    Quote Originally Posted by kidnurse View Post
    What a bummer that it was not publicized, it would be a nice example for others.
    I think it if was publicized, there would be outrage. Kids over the minimum state law shouldn't be forced to sit in "baby" seats, you know? I know people here still have a cow over needing to put their 7 year olds in backless boosters.
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    Re: A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

    That is great!

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