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Follow their mom's rule or do what is legal?

Posted by on Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:43 PM
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We are in a carpool for our kids to get to and from school. Their mom drives in the morning and we pick up in the afternoons. Last year my oldest son also attened this school, so since he was the oldest (14) he got the front seat. He no longer attends this school, so he is no in the car during carpool. I have an eight year old and a six year old, obviously, they sit in the back seat.

The problem is that since the front seat is open, the carpool kids want to sit in it. The kids are 12, 11, and 10. But they are short and don't meet the height and weight requirements for sitting in the front seat. The age for front seat is 13 in our state. Their mom lets them switch off and sit in the front. I am not comfortable with that. Our own child had to wait until he was 13, and he was tall enough at 11.

I don't want to cause a fight, but I am not comfortable with them in the front.

Would you follow the law, or would you follow their mom's rules?


by on Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:43 PM
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nocalmegan
by Ruby Member on Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:44 PM
The law for sure.
B1Bomber
by Platinum Member on Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:44 PM
Follow the law, no question
levi-djsmom
by Jen on Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:46 PM
The law
mrsmoonbeam
by Silver Member on Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:47 PM
The law
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:48 PM
My car my rules. I made my cousin's 6 year old sit in a booster in my car even though her mom doesn't have her in one. If anything happens you are liable for the kids in your car.
wamom223
by Gold Member on Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:48 PM

I would follow the law.  Just remember if anything happens, even something as small as getting a ticket for it will be on you.  And I think it is good for kids to learn that sometimes you have to follow another persons rules.  

krazymom2boyz
by Silver Member on Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:48 PM
Just explain it to her. You have known her for awhile (I'm assuming), I don't know why she would have a problem with it. Your car your rules.
Arwyn724
by on Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Absolutely the law.

LilysMama719
by Emmy on Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM
Your car, your rules. I would follow the law.
mrssummerlin
by Platinum Member on Jul. 28, 2014 at 4:51 PM
I'd follow the law.
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