No Child Carseat = Child Endangerment = Call to Police? - page 3

I was reading the thread "Vent: I absolutely HATE stupidity! Not ignorance.....STUPIDITY!!" and it got me thinking about a potential topic for one of my nursing classes: Should there be more... Read More

  1. by   FireStarterRN
    In my state they are allowed to stop someone merely because of seatbelt or carseat violations. I have mixed feelings because I used to remove my children and breastfeed them in the car when we were (some else at the wheel) driving. On the other hand I think seatbelt and carseat laws are a good public health practise. I would probably give people the benefit of the doubt if I saw them in violation though, since circumstances do come up sometimes in life.
  2. by   MrsMommaRN
    this is one of my biggest pet peeves. kids and babies not in car seats floppin' around in the car like it's just a big playpen. wth!!
    what you can do is educate them on the parameters of child restraints. come right out and ask: "do you have the proper safety seats in your car?" if not refer them to a place they can get them at low or no cost. if there is not a place in your area then maybe it is your calling to start something. contact a seat manufacturer and see what you can arrange.
  3. by   teeituptom
    Quote from mom2bears
    this is one of my biggest pet peeves. kids and babies not in car seats floppin' around in the car like it's just a big playpen. wth!!
    what you can do is educate them on the parameters of child restraints. come right out and ask: "do you have the proper safety seats in your car?" if not refer them to a place they can get them at low or no cost. if there is not a place in your area then maybe it is your calling to start something. contact a seat manufacturer and see what you can arrange.
    why

    isnt it easier to respect their choice


    we do still alledgedly have freedom of choice
  4. by   Susan9608
    Whatever happened to freedom of choice in this country.
    When it comes to children, who don't yet have the capabilities to decide what is best for them, then freedom of choice doesn't apply. It's not fair for a child to be killed or seriously injured just because his/her parents chooses to forgo a safety seat. I actually think it's kind of sad that we have to have laws that force people to protect their children. Shouldn't everyone want to protect their children in every way possible?

    At my hospital, the nurses are required to walk patients out of the hospital to their car. If there is no car seat, we're supposed to take the child back up to the floor, notify the charge nurse, and ensure that some sort of car seat is found before the child is allowed to leave.
  5. by   teeituptom
    It is best left up to the parents, legally, morally, ethically, To decide what is best for their child.

    All I have seen of governmental influence has been a debacle in whatever they attempt.
  6. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from teeituptom



    We do still alledgedly have Freedom of Choice
    not freedom of clearly dangerous choices.

    leslie
  7. by   MrsMommaRN
    Freedom of choice when it's been proven that children under the age of twelve are much safer restrained in a moving vehicle. Anyone is safer restrained in a moving vehicle. Yes you have a choice to buckle up or not to but a child does not it is up to the parent to keep them safe until they have all the information they need to make an informed chioce wether or not to restrain themselves in a vechile or have there brains scattered on the highway. Sorry seen it happen too many times. :angryfire
  8. by   teeituptom
    Quote from earle58
    not freedom of clearly dangerous choices.

    leslie
    safer than getting us into an illegal war, that threatens my children over there. I see now what you mean that the government makes better choices than we do.
  9. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from teeituptom
    safer than getting us into an illegal war, that threatens my children over there. I see now what you mean that the government makes better choices than we do.
    one action does not negate the other.

    leslie
  10. by   FireStarterRN
    What do carseats have to do with foreign policy?
  11. by   trepinCT
    This post has strayed from original topic. Not interested in what anyones perception of freedom is or if police meet quotas and someone makes money off tickets. I have a difficult time actually believing that a nurse feels that a child in a car seat should be parental choice. There are plenty of posts on other sites that politics, freedom, war and municipal policy on tickets and quotas to debate. I think that responding to any of the debates off topic is unproductive for this situation. By finding out exactly what other hospitals do or make suggestions can be helpful for making suggestions to our own hospitals that may lack a good plan.I am interested in ideas so that our children can be safe. without traumas like this, we will still be in business as plenty of adults display stupidity with their own safety every day!
  12. by   flashpoint
    Here, parents are fined unless they go to our fitting station and get a car seat...they have ten days to get a seat before they are fined. Some of the guys from our fitting station will even go to the parent's house because we had a few use the excuse that their car broke down or something so they couldn'g make it to the fitting station.

    We request a donation for seats, but if they simply can't afford it, they are free. We take payments or let the parents help out at check up events if they want to.
  13. by   iheartyou
    Quote from jlsRN
    What do carseats have to do with foreign policy?

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