State Police Inspections Find Most Child Safety Seats Improperly Installed

Jun 20, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CoudyNews.com

More than three-quarters of the 319 child passenger safety seats inspected by state troopers during a two-week enforcement effort were found to be improperly installed, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said today.

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“Your DQCC Limit is Maxed!”

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One thing not addressed in this article is that depending on the make of your vehicle, the child safety seats must be compatible. For example, F-250s with an extended cab (not a crew cab with a full sized rear seat) cannot accommodate most car seats; hence, the seat needs to go on the front seat providing you can turn the airbag off for either rear or front facing.

They need to keep their patrols abreast of why certain vehicles are exempt from the standardized rules, as per the instructions in the vehicles user manual. I hate getting pulled over by officers not aware of those exceptions or not aware of medical necessity for a child to ride up front with the parent. If there is more than one adult in the vehicle who can sit in the rear with the child is one thing, but if no other person in the vehicle...clearly exceptions exist.

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Jul 7, 2011
 
I got one of those 3 wheeled strollers for my daughter and the base it came with for the carseat is super easy to install. Just 2 anchors and thread the belt through. Easy money right there. But they don't sell them at walmart of dollar general so most of u people would be sol.
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Jul 7, 2011
 
BallzzDeeep wrote:
I got one of those 3 wheeled strollers for my daughter and the base it came with for the carseat is super easy to install. Just 2 anchors and thread the belt through. Easy money right there. But they don't sell them at walmart of dollar general so most of u people would be sol.
And how can you afford it, you sit on a computer all day and talk about how much you like it in the "back". People like you shouldn't be allowed to breed.

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lol talk to your mom first, she's the one that keeps comin back for more!
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#45
Jul 7, 2011
 
try an inner city WalMart.you would not believe how many kids can get stuffed in a shopping cart.
one mother,eight different fathers.amazing!
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#46
Jul 8, 2011
 
Has a car seat ever saved a life? Hmmmmmmmmm....

How many babies have died in accidents when strapped in a car seat?

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#47
Jul 8, 2011
 
This is a simple subject. If you care about your children or the child in your vehicle then buckle them in and properly for their age and weight. They may not have had seats "back in the day" but there is a reason that they are here now. No one is saying your a bad driver but the person heading torward you might be or drunk if they hit you. Your childs life depends on the seat. I personally have the best rated seat and my car is equipped with the latch system and i still use the shoulder strap just incase i happen to be driving in the same area as "God" and "Another God" because they are to busy arguing with someone over something for no reason. If you cant take five minutes to do it right then wear a condom cause you should not be allowed to have kids and if you need instructions for them it can be found inside the box if you can read. Also if you wanna smoke in the car with your child your right along with not putting them in there seat right. It may take long but your going to kill them. Why dont you show them what smoking does to them so they understand then let them know that second hand smoke is worse. Then see if they still want you to smoke...
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Jul 8, 2011
 
JRT127 wrote:
This is a simple subject. If you care about your children or the child in your vehicle then buckle them in and properly for their age and weight. They may not have had seats "back in the day" but there is a reason that they are here now. No one is saying your a bad driver but the person heading torward you might be or drunk if they hit you. Your childs life depends on the seat. I personally have the best rated seat and my car is equipped with the latch system and i still use the shoulder strap just incase i happen to be driving in the same area as "God" and "Another God" because they are to busy arguing with someone over something for no reason. If you cant take five minutes to do it right then wear a condom cause you should not be allowed to have kids and if you need instructions for them it can be found inside the box if you can read. Also if you wanna smoke in the car with your child your right along with not putting them in there seat right. It may take long but your going to kill them. Why dont you show them what smoking does to them so they understand then let them know that second hand smoke is worse. Then see if they still want you to smoke...
I thought that you can not use the latch system and the shoulder method together? Maybe it depends on the seat but it can be dangerous to do that. Mine states you do one or the other or it is unsafe to operate that way. If I misunderstood you then I'm sorry. Just want to make sure for myself too.
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#49
Jul 9, 2011
 
Another God wrote:
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"You sir"? Harumph, harumph.
I hereby decree the 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not be a pompous a@@.
Seems as if you just broke the 11 commandment!
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Jul 9, 2011
 
JRT127 wrote:
This is a simple subject. If you care about your children or the child in your vehicle then buckle them in and properly for their age and weight. They may not have had seats "back in the day" but there is a reason that they are here now. No one is saying your a bad driver but the person heading torward you might be or drunk if they hit you. Your childs life depends on the seat. I personally have the best rated seat and my car is equipped with the latch system and i still use the shoulder strap just incase i happen to be driving in the same area as "God" and "Another God" because they are to busy arguing with someone over something for no reason. If you cant take five minutes to do it right then wear a condom cause you should not be allowed to have kids and if you need instructions for them it can be found inside the box if you can read. Also if you wanna smoke in the car with your child your right along with not putting them in there seat right. It may take long but your going to kill them. Why dont you show them what smoking does to them so they understand then let them know that second hand smoke is worse. Then see if they still want you to smoke...
Its just crazy! The police shouldnt have to worry about if a child is strapped in a car seat and if they are strapped in correctly. Its the parents responsibility. Its not a hard job to do and it only takes a few seconds! A true, responsible parent, one that cares about their children would ensure their child or children are strapped in first. As for the smoking part, who cares if somebody smokes in their car. Whether there be children in it or not. What would people think if others started saying that say, its not safe or healthy to listen to your radio in your car. Or talking on your phone? Or messing with their GPS. Maybe people should start saying that driving a blue car is dangerous. Or driving a 6 cylindar car is dangerous. TOO many people are believing all this b/s the government is starting just so they can have more control over our lives. Maybe they should tell us when and what we can eat. When and what we can watch on tv. When and where we can sleep.
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Jul 9, 2011
 
You just don't get it and you're never going to, I can't argue with stupid.
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Jul 9, 2011
 
CitizenJane wrote:
You just don't get it and you're never going to, I can't argue with stupid.
Then dont argue with yourself, buttwipe.
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Jul 9, 2011
 
Mister Little wrote:
<quoted text>Then dont argue with yourself, buttwipe.
STFU, jackhole!

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