Originally Posted by aniT
I don't disagree for the need of car seats for younger children. I was rearended by a semi with my two year old in the car. (Ironically the same DD that is in question now.) While I spent months going to the chiro for whiplash, DD was fine. Which of course the chiro said was because of her car seat.
This whole complaint was about being pulled over even though we WERE complying with the law. I think this poster (the one you quoted) was complaining about cops being able use restraint laws as an excuse to pull people over simply so they can SEE if they are breaking other laws when in reality they have no real reason to pull them over in the first place. (did that make sense?)
No, this poster specifically said that carseats and boosters only reduce NON fatal injuries and frankly, that is completely untrue. Using restraint laws as an excuse to pull people over is a huge waste of police time--even if you figure that police are all out looking to meet a quota. If that's their "cause" I can guarentee you that they picked a cause where they would be able to write the fewest tickets possible--especially righteous tickets.
How about considering this. Maybe that officer has recently been called to an accident where a child close to YOUR child's age has died. Maybe while at that accident where he noticed that everyone else in the car had survived with minor injuries he realized that the child he had to stand over and wait for the coroner to "pronounce" probably would have lived had she been properly restrained. Maybe, just maybe, your dd had the same colour hair, or the same length or whatever and maybe that caused a flashback for him that made him feel the need to check on your daughter. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, he wasnt' an asswhole afterall, maybe he was a father who'd seen a child die and it was eating him up inside. Maybe.