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.
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.
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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