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    9 year olds report on Car Safety

    My 3rd grader needs to do a speech/report this month on safety, so since we know a lot of info on car safety he decided to do it on car safety. My son since a very young age has always been vigilant about making sure he was buckled in properly and is quick to identify when someone is not and tell them or their parent!

    We recently moved to FL where there is basically no car safety laws. Kids are only required to be in any restraint until 5 and 9 out of 10 kids this is what's really happening. I literally have only seen a handful of kids who have been in boosters that are my kid's ages. So I am assuming that most kids in his class are not in a booster. I would like for him to talk about how boosters are the way to go and educate the kids, so they can go back and tell their parents.

    I had an idea of making a life size drawing of a child who is 4'9 and each kid can stand in the drawing to see if they were that tall. Any other ideas?
    Monica-former CPST, now just a car-seat safety freak.
    Samuel, 12 yrs, seat belt middle passenger row of our Odyssey.
    Mitchell, 10yrs, back row, Amp.
    Lucy, 6 years, booster. All of us occasionally ride in a Honda Fit.

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    CPS Fanatic mlohry's Avatar
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    Sorry, this can be moved to coffee talk if more appropriate.
    Monica-former CPST, now just a car-seat safety freak.
    Samuel, 12 yrs, seat belt middle passenger row of our Odyssey.
    Mitchell, 10yrs, back row, Amp.
    Lucy, 6 years, booster. All of us occasionally ride in a Honda Fit.

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    Re: 9 year olds report on Car Safety

    Maybe Twinkie physics, but it might be hard to fing a skeleton, or hard for a nine year to do on his own. I'm going to try to find a link, hold on.

    ETA: This is the best thread I could find about it: http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.p...winkie+physics
    Lillian, Mama to Explorers:
    Owen 9/06 Boostered in Turbos and a Parkway SG Booster
    Teddy 12/08 FFing in TrueFit and waiting for a new seat!


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    CPS Fanatic mlohry's Avatar
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    Bump to move to Coffee Talk if that would be a better place for this post.
    Monica-former CPST, now just a car-seat safety freak.
    Samuel, 12 yrs, seat belt middle passenger row of our Odyssey.
    Mitchell, 10yrs, back row, Amp.
    Lucy, 6 years, booster. All of us occasionally ride in a Honda Fit.

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