FollowupID: 384226 Submitted:
Monday, Sep 12, 2005 at 22:58
geocacher (djcache) posted:
It's law in NSW but not in Vic. Not sure in other states.
It's amazing how few people know that kids shouldn't sit in the front seat
of cars with airbags, or have never given any thought as to the reasons why not.
It's also amazing how few people know that kids should be in a booster seat
of some sort until they are much older than 5 or 6.
Watch the cars leaving the kinder carpark and see how many leave with kids in the front at the age of 5 when the back seat
is empty. You might as well tell your kids to go play on the white lines. Its possibly safer (sarcasm).
Funny how those parents change their opinion when you do a bit of education (in uniform) and point out that they are risking killing their child if they are involved in a crash - particularly if the vehicle has airbags.
Keep the kids in the back until they are about 12 years old. Even without airbags. (Seat
anti submarining mechanisms play a big part too)