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re: unrestrained infants/children

There used to be a national group who would send literature about the dangers of unrestrained children.

You could report a driver (send in a plate #, date/time/location that you observed the incident), and they would look up the registration and mail them a packet of info.  It wasn't like repoting them to the police, but you still got to feel like you were doing something.

Another place I lived, the local hospital would do the same.  Again, just report what you saw and when/where, and they would send out literature.

I *really* like the idea of this, but I think the national group has disbanded, and I haven't heard of a hospital doing this in years.  Maybe I should start my own group?

In related news, a cop was taking a report from me about a super-minor fender bender (really, no bent fenders - just a scratch) in a BK parking lot once, and watched 3 adults and 7 children get ouf of a standard sedan.  Obviously not enough seat belts to go around (and most of the children were carseat-aged).  He just signed and continued with my scratch report like he had no authority to do anything about it.  It was sad.


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    6fsn6fsn member
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    edited December 2011
    I call the sheriff when I see it.  Life is slow around here.
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    TheDuckisTheDuckis member
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    edited December 2011
    My bff's MIL doesn't understand why children have to be restrained. She's constantly asking bff why she bothers with a carseat for her DD.
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    PMeg819PMeg819 member
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    edited December 2011
    There's something in Arizona about it being legal for people to ride in the back of pickup trucks. It still makes me mad though when I see people with kids in the back of pickup trucks in the grocery store parking lot and schit. Inevitably, there is always a Confederate flag sticker on the car as well.
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    HeffalumpHeffalump member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_re-unrestrained-infantschildren?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:47Discussion:acb16eca-e8da-4838-ba55-90b149ec0579Post:c25aec0e-8805-424f-a4be-fad75143fd05">Re: re: unrestrained infants/children</a>:
    [QUOTE]There's something in Arizona about it being legal for people to ride in the back of pickup trucks. It still makes me mad though when I see people with kids in the back of pickup trucks in the grocery store parking lot and schit. Inevitably, there is always a Confederate flag sticker on the car as well.
    Posted by PMeg819[/QUOTE]

    They do this in AZ, too?  I thought it was just around here.  When I got my NC license, I actually missed a question on my driver's test about how many people you're allowed to have in the bed of a pickup truck, or the minimum age, or something.
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    TheDuckisTheDuckis member
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    edited December 2011
    WTF are people doing with confederate flag stickers in Arizona?
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    PMeg819PMeg819 member
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    WTF are people thinking in general with Confederate flags Duckis? Stupid doesn't know state lines.
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    hmonkeyhmonkey member
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    edited December 2011
    please to be remembering that former senator george allen wore a confederate flag pin in his high school photo -- in california.
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    TheDuckisTheDuckis member
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    edited December 2011
    So do these rednecks still try to fall back on the ridiculous "it's our heritage" defense, or do they at least admit that they're dirty disgusting racists?
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    PMeg819PMeg819 member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't know Duckis. Next time I see one would you like me to interview them? I don't really make it a habit to befriend people who have Confederate flags on their vehicles.
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    hmonkeyhmonkey member
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    edited December 2011
    the "it's our heritage" would explain why "lady antebellum" chose that name.
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    TheDuckisTheDuckis member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't suggest you befriend them, no. But if I was in a mean enough mood I probably wouldn't be able to stop myself from asking one of them if they even knew what the confederacy was.
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    fishgirl77fishgirl77 member
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    Heritage.  It's all about the heritage.

    Unfortunately, I see Confederate flags, stickers, or pins pretty much daily.  And people riding around in the beds of trucks.
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    PMeg819PMeg819 member
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    edited December 2011
    That's the difference between you and I. If I was in a mean enough mood, I'd just figure out a way to get the fecker arrested.
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    TheDuckisTheDuckis member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_re-unrestrained-infantschildren?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:47Discussion:acb16eca-e8da-4838-ba55-90b149ec0579Post:074d813f-edf1-4f0c-b494-0b0acffa81f9">Re: re: unrestrained infants/children</a>:
    [QUOTE]Heritage.  It's all about the heritage. Unfortunately, I see Confederate flags, stickers, or pins pretty much daily.  And people riding around in the beds of trucks.
    Posted by fishgirl77[/QUOTE]

    IT'S NOT HERRITAGE WHEN THE STATE YOU LIVE IN WAS NOT PART OF THE CONFEDERACY. Arizona didn't even get statehood until 1912.
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    baconsmombaconsmom member
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    edited December 2011
    But the last battle of the Civil War was fought at Picacho Peak. Or some late battle. Or something. You see how much I care about Arizona history. 
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