Thursday, June 07, 2007

That should eliminate those lousy tourists

Washington State has found a way to keep tourists from clogging the roadways and filling the coffers of local tourist traps.

Washington State: Kids could be stuck in booster seats until 16
Thousands of Washington children will be forced back into car and booster seats next month when a change to state law takes effect.

On June 1, children will have to stay in the safety seats until they are at least 8 years old or 4 feet, 9 inches tall. Violators face a $112 ticket.
And if that wasn't bad enough, it only gets worse.
The changes also require children to use booster seats until they are 16 years old if a vehicle's seat belt does not properly fit the child.
So any "safety minded" WSP can pull over a vehicle they see with a child's head riding a bit too low. What about people who recline in the passenger seat. Perhaps we should just be able to buy a $300 sticker for our windows that reads, "Child Friendly, already been extorted by Graco."


As they say, "Hate freedom? Vote liberal."

They sure can count on a lot less families risking the journey into the Ever-greedy State.

3 comments:

BBlumenauer said...

My son is already boggling over the 4'9" rule. Whenever we go to Spokane, we have to put in his booster seat and he is 12! But he is only 4' 6". Alas, more rules.

RobK said...

How did the human race survive before these laws?

KaleJ said...

And why don't they require booster seats for the elderly? quick answer, because then these fools would be voted out of office.

Rob, I am beginning to be convinced that the men did not survive. That is why we lay down an let the government tell us how to live our lives.