The Internet is flickering with questions from parents-drivers about whether it is necessary to buy a car seat in a car, and what driving without it is fraught with.
There are several reasons why you simply have to buy a car seat:
Child Seats Act
The law states: “Transportation of children under 12 years old is carried out in vehicles equipped with seat belts, using child restraints appropriate for the weight and height of the child, or other means that allow you to fasten the child using seat belts provided by the vehicle design.”
- At the same time, the rules of the road imply the use of a serviceable car seat – that is, with no damage to the body, broken integrity of the straps or other breakdowns, due to which the car seat ceases to meet safety requirements.
- Penalty for transporting a child without a car seat is 500 rubles. In this case, you will not be exempted from the fine if the seat is fixed in the car, and the child is sitting, for example, in the arms of the mother.
- In a car seat, a child is supposed to be transported until he reaches a height of 150 cm. Car seats are provided for children weighing up to 36 kg. If the child has not yet reached a height of 150 cm, but his weight is over 36 kg, then he should be fastened with a standard car seat belt with special adapters that do not allow the seat belt to move on the child’s stomach or neck.
But! If the desire to pay fines for each recorded case of transporting a child in a car without a car seat is solely a matter of your desire / wealth or any other reason, then no one gave you the right to risk the life of your baby. Hence the following reason for buying a car seat:
Yes, yes, indeed, some parents think that transporting a child without a car seat is safer, we advise those who are supporters of this theory to watch this video:
You may not know that according to statistics:
- every seventh child who gets into an accident dies;
- every third – receives injuries of varying severity;
- 45% of injuries incompatible with life are received by babies under the age of seven.
There is a widespread belief that there is simply no better protection in case of an accident than mother’s hands. Here is the crash test result for just such a situation:
You can watch many videos with the results of an accident when transporting a child without a car seat, think, are you ready for such tests?
Calm atmosphere in the car
A calm atmosphere in the car is already half the battle when performing the task “to arrive at the destination safe and sound.” And hardly anyone will deny that a child who moves freely around the cabin while driving does not add calmness to the driver, moreover, it can distract him from the road at a dangerous moment.
Therefore, if a child is in a car seat, this will not only save his life, but also significantly reduce the risk of an accident due to your fault.
To summarize, one can ask a question – are there any reasons against buying a car seat?
The answer is no, no, and again no! At the same time, the financial side of the issue or the child’s refusal to travel in a vehicle in a car seat, of course, are not the reasons at all. See how to choose the best car seat for your child.
What do parents say about the need for a car seat?
Here I’m reading again a review that a car seat is expensive, inconvenient, etc. – the hair stands on end! How can you assume that it is dearer than the life of your bloodline? For me, let the child yell in the car seat than cry over him later, God forbid, of course.
In no case should you transport a child without a car seat! Just think about how many reckless drivers are on the road. At the same time, it is not at all necessary to get into an accident for the child to suffer, emergency braking is enough.
If I didn’t have a car seat in my car, I would not have moved, and I would have refused even the most urgent trip. I’m not just saying that – our friends got into an accident shortly before the birth of our first baby – out of five passengers, four escaped with minor injuries, but their son (4 years old) – died. Everyone was shocked then, I almost had a miscarriage from stress. At the same time, the driver himself (whose child died was not the culprit of the accident). Our income is not very high, the car seat is not such an easy purchase for our budget (this is for those who say something like that it is easy to say to those who have a lot of money). In order to buy car seats for our two kids, we had to significantly limit ourselves, for which I am calm for their safety on the road.
In order to make sure that the transportation of a child in a car seat is necessary, just look at YouTube videos of crash tests, or any accidents – I think the question will disappear by itself.
What do you think about this? Is it possible to ride without a car seat or is it necessary?
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