I would stuff everyone I could into that car, and I wouldn't even think about buckling, put the kids in, all the necessities I could stuff in, and get out of there faster than you can say go. Frankly, at that point a bomb seems to be your biggest issue, and, honestly, I'm not thinking a seatbelt would help you there.
Originally Posted by BelovedBird
would you put more of your children in your car than were safely restrained? IE: You have a 5 seater which in normal circumstances you only put 5 people in, all properly restrained (lap/ shoulder belt, boosters, car seats), if missles started falling and you wanted to get somewhere safer would you put 6 people in the car? Lets say you "double belt" 2 kids who don't need boosters (over 9 yr./ 90 lbs.)?
a)I would toss the carseats for the space - then stuff everyone I could fit into the car, friends, neighbors, elderly person from the church, strangers infant???
b)it would actually be safer to put the bigger kids in the seats, with the little ones on adult laps - buckle the adults in, then put LO on their laps and lock wrists together. The force of having two people in one carseat is more deadly to the smaller person as now only their own weight, but that of the larger person is thrust onto their immature organs, causing more severe internal damage than may have been inflicted by not being buckled at all. (but first see c))
c)if you are really worried about this happening, could you get something like this: http://www.babyearth.com/baby-air-flight-vest.html
it's not meant for driving, but it would help contain when you are already in a high-stress, low-safety situation