Something For the Weekend

  STREETWORK 05:56 15 Sep 06
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Mad rush for booster seats for the little un...

Convince partner that football is actually more important than a visit to Tescos...

  1minute 10:36 15 Sep 06

£500 Fine if you break it!

  Cannuck 10:40 15 Sep 06

BBC 24 News just said it is a £30.00 on the spot fine.
I guess they'll nail them as often as they nail mobile phone users, ha ha.

Cannuck

  1minute 10:43 15 Sep 06

On GM-TV they said it was £500?

  Cannuck 10:52 15 Sep 06

I guess the left don't know what the right is saying.

Like I said, they'll probably pursue it as strongly as mobile phone users

Cannuck

  1minute 10:54 15 Sep 06

Seems the Police will not becoming down hard on until for 3 months, a period of grace until they then follow the letter of the law.

  Colin 11:26 15 Sep 06

I see that emergency journeys are exempt. Who clarifies that? I'm sure a lot of people remember "Clunk Click, Every Trip" in the early 70's. There were examples of people being involved in serious accidents without wearing a seat belt when they were just driving to the local shops. An accident can happen in a 100 yard drive just as it can in a 100 mile drive. This is where the law falls down. It must apply all the time or not at all.

  BRYNIT 12:23 15 Sep 06

To help you understand the requirements. click here

A small section

Where seat belts fitted, correct child restraint MUST be used

MUST use adult belt if the correct child restraint is not available in three scenarios:

1 in a in a licensed taxi or private hire vehicle ;

2 for a short distance for reason of unexpected necessity;

3 two occupied child restraints prevent fitment of a third.

In addition, a child 3 and over may travel unrestrained in the rear seat of a vehicle if seat belts are not available

  Legolas 12:47 15 Sep 06

Colin, The law states that unexpected journeys are exempt ie if a parent turns up at school to collect their kid/kids and little Johnnie or Jemma is left without a lift because their parent forgot (or some other reason) to collect them then they can travel in a car without the booster seat because it is an unexpected neccessity. Better than leaving the child stranded I think. Of course this is open to abuse but that is the way of the world methinks.

  Colin 11:29 16 Sep 06

Using the same logic, I could pick my son up on a motorbike if I forgot his helmet, if it otherwise meant not being able to bring him home from school. The only point I'm making is that straight away the law is woolly.

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