Originally Posted by ilovemyavery
And for the record, I completely disagree with vbactivist. Laws are there to protect people too little to protect themselves. If parents aren't willing to keep their children safe, I'm glad the law does. There is nothing subjective about car seats, like there are with vaccines.
Car seats keep kids safer. Infants and toddlers are safest rear facing. No debate, no arguing about this point.
by that same logic, though, kids are safer if they are never IN a car at all, but obviously, we don't want laws that make it impossible to drive anywhere.
it's a slippery slope when you start legislating things like this, which is what vbactivist's post said to me.
now, before anyone gets too flame happy, i am totally supportive of anyone who keeps their kiddo RF as long as possible. there are reasons that some kids (the minority by far, of course) are safer *overall* FF, though. there was a post on this thread that cited one of those circumstances.