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Subject:RE: Blame the writer redux From:<Cindy -dot- Crittenden -at- cox -dot- com> To:<sburnf -at- au1 -dot- ibm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 8 Mar 2006 10:10:06 -0500
Perhaps I spoke a little too strongly about said policemen, but I still
think the article was a bit silly.
Car seats intended for children over the age of 2 are NOT the car seats
that are under such fire for being difficult to install.
Shoulder-harness restraints are most often attached using the existing
seatbelt through a slot on the car seat. It is the infant seats that
are the problem, and those are the seats involved in the regulated by so
It just smacked to me of intellectual laziness - we can't figure out why
these things are so difficult, so let's find a reason not to use them.
It's dangerous and irresponsible to suggest to people that just because
they need help doing something safe, it's probably ok just not to do it
That was all - just hit a sore spot for me. Sorry if I offended you.
From: techwr-l-bounces+cindy -dot- crittenden=cox -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
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Behalf Of Stuart Burnfield
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 8:55 PM
To: Crittenden, Cindy (CCI-Atlanta)
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Subject: RE: Blame the writer redux
Hi Cindy -
I'm not sure about your reference to those poor police officers. The
article is saying that child seats appear to no better than seat belts
children older than two. I don't think the article claims that this is
because the child seats are being installed by stupid police officers.
least, I can't see anywhere that it says that.
The police are only mentioned with respect to the four-day training
That doesn't seem unreasonably long to cover a 345-page training manual,
given that there are dozens of possible combinations of seat design and
<Cindy -dot- Crittenden -at- cox -dot- com> wrote on 08/03/2006 09:29:28 AM:
> That was a truly silly article. Perhaps they should have recruited
> smarter police officers. Their data is all fine and good, but I'll
> my two babies safely buckled into their correctly-installed car seats.
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