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And I will counter, because it is obviously not "getting through" either IT IS LEGAL!
How safe it is...now that all has to do with personal circumstance and discretion.
But people should know the actual truth of the law so they can make their own decisions, and it is bothering me that everyone keeps repeating "it's illegal", "it's illegal" when not only is it legal, but every year my car passes the safety inspection with the obviously malfunctioning air bag light a-glowing.
There is another option out there besides making the OP feel guilty, or pressuring the OP into buying a car she can't afford, or making her worry endlessly about her oldest son and the air bag. More information means we can all make better informed decisions that effect the safety of our family - whatever they may be.
NHTSA has said in the link I posted earlier that the 3rd row is safer than the passenger seat for children.
Yes, but not PASSENGER cars, which is what we are discussing here. Trucks and small cars without a usable back seat used to have a switch; now they have a sensor which cannot be trusted.
Thank you for the link, but
....and just because it's true where you are doesn't mean it's true everywhere. ALL of those sources that you posted above, in the US say they can't be in the front seat.
Yes, and those of us who seriously work with car seat safety in the US are getting frustrated with being constantly belittled by your posts. We know that it's acceptable in Sweden. I get that, seriously. But it is not ok in the US. And thus, it's completely not relevant.
|Yes, and those of us who seriously work with car seat safety in the US are getting frustrated with being constantly belittled by your posts. We know that it's acceptable in Sweden. I get that, seriously. But it is not ok in the US. And thus, it's completely not relevant.|
CPST & mom
i think another relevant point in making this decision op, (that has already been touched on somewhat) is that you have a very safe vehicle.
i mean, ideally one would drive the safest vehicle with the safest carseat on the safest roads, etc... but you are going to have a hard time arriving at the ideal safety scenario very frequently. i think that having a safe vehicle is hugely important. (although many don't seem to prioritize this aspect of safety)
i drive a very safe vehicle as well and often put carseats in the front seat - and i can turn off the airbag which makes my life very convenient.
CPST & mom
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