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Is it ever ok not to use a carseat?

Posted by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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I want to take my kids to church tomorrow but I have no gas in my car. The church has a bus that picks up people in the morning but would I need the carseat for that? My daughter is almost 3. My son is 7 weeks so he goes nowhere without a carseat. Do kids ride in city cabs without a carseat? Just wondering. I never thought about public transportation and carseats
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xRockaBrittanyx
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:38 PM

It depends on the size of the bus.. I know you can ride a city bus without a carseat, since the buses are made that way.. with a smaller bus I'd use one.

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matofour
by Gold Member on Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:39 PM
In cabs you should really install a carseat. It's not law, but let's face it...a cab is a car. In a crash the same thing will happen to your child if the were not In a carseat in your car.
Buses no, they use compartmentalized seating, it works different than a car works to keep you safe. It's actually against the law to install a carseat on a bus.
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1likeme
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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IMO unless there is a freaking apocolypse there is no good reason to put your kids lives at risk in such a way.
TSNDDY
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:43 PM
Ive never seen a carseat on a bus..
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MisfitInTN
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:44 PM
There is no good reason to not use a car seat. My 3 yr old is in his car seat everytime he gets in a moving vehicle
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jnttd
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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 *I* wouldn't be comfortable with it, but I'm pretty sure any time there is a hired driver it is legal to not use a car seat.

joci2203
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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To go to church? No.  To escape death?  Yes.

Lydlou02
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:48 PM
The only carseat you'll ever see on a bus is the infant carrier type. City busses don't even have seatbelts so a carseat would be pointless. IDK anything about cabs, I've never used one, prob never will.
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