It's changing Jan 1, 2020 to this insanity:Children ages 8 until 18 must be restrained in a child safety seat or seat belt. Children age 1 year or older or until age 8 and more than 20 lbs. must be properly restrained in a federally approved child passenger restraint system. ... Violation of the child restraint law is a standard offense.
My mom is 4'11". She would have been in a booster seat until like 12 or 13.Children shorter than 4 feet 9 inches will be required by law to sit in booster seats beginning in 2020. ... Beginning January 1, 2020, children under 4 feet 9 inches who have outgrown the child harness car seat will be required by law to sit in a booster seat. And if they don't, their parents can be ticketed.
I'm 50, grew up in the 70s. We've learned alot about automobile safety in the last 100 years. It has nothing to do with "snowflakes" or liberals. My job as a father is to protect my son. Not tie him to the roof with rope and tell him that the way Ma Clampett did it in the 1960s. If I was raising a snowflake liberal I'm fairly certain he wouldnt be in a 1968 Mustang as opposed to a Toyota Prius. I also dont kickstart my 2 stroke dirt bike. I electric start my 4 stroke. Some things improve as time goes by.I learned to drive sitting on my mother's lap, steering her 53 Chrysler Windsor. Then I transitioned to my grandfather's farm truck to learn how to shift. Today's snowflake liberals and their overprotected offspring are missing out on life. God help us all.
We've been taking our 4 yr old in our '68 Vert for over 3 yr now. We have always had her in the front seat with a full sized car seat. I welded in a tab on the floor for the tether strap to attach to. She will be 5 in Feb. and at that point we will probably go to the back seat since she like to kick and I don't want the glove box to take the hit. . Our reasoning for the front seat was to avoid the wind--not applicable in your case though. I think the back seat is safer but don't know how I would attach a booster seat with only a lap belt....something to think about over the winter.Got a '68 coupe and a 4yo. I only have lap belts on all seats. What do you guys do to take your kid for a ride? Do they ride up front or in back? Do you use a booster or full car seat? Is the safest place the back seat in an old car?
I remember laying in the 1964 Dodge station wagon, at the rear window, since my dad had piled up suitcases in the cargo area, and made a pallet even with the bottom of the rear window. My mom was driving by herself, 3 kids, and had to panic stop due to a lady running a stop light. All three kids were layered on the front floor, me on top, with a nice crescent depression by my left eye socket from the radio knob (bent the radio shaft). I have NEVER seen my mom so totally unglued, tearing into that woman.LOL, I rode that way too in early '70's T-Birds....I remember to this day getting my head wedged between the tray and the window...Dad had to get me free. Cool memories.