Yes, it all varies by individual state laws. I think its all a huge conspiracy myself
In our state its no children under 12 in the front seat and all children must be in car seats or boosters until age 7 or 8 (forgot which)
So I guess this means you'll probably need
to buy a mini van or a freaking bus to drive your kids around if you happen to have more than 2 under the age of 12
: and exactly who is going to space their children out that far apart on purpose?
Edited to add an amusing conversation with my mother:
I wasn't even aware of the exact law until she told me (she works in state government). She was saying how rediculous the law was and how its the 2nd most strict in the country (I believe she said only New York had a higher age/weight limit--which is also interesting because NY is the only state with more complicated, restrictive laws regarding homeschooling..but I am getting way off topic).
Anyhow, she said if you are pulled over for a traffic violation you may be cited for non-compliance with the booster seat law. And all in all it added up to something like a $70 fee and a $110 fine totaling $180, or so.. Forget the details.
I replied, "well damn! just how am I supposed to make my mini-van payment then?! gez!"
Seriously, though, are we going to have to start carrying around our kids birth certificates or scales to prove were not violators? How exactly is this going to be enforced? Perhaps our kids will be issued ID cards at birth or maybe, even better, implanted with microchips?
Well, ok I could go on... but I am beginning to sound like this thread belongs in activism. My apologies, but I really find the government thinking they're looking out for my best interests, because I'm too stupid to do it myself completely irritating!