What are the rules with seatbelts for youngsters?!?

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My kid (9 years old) tells me that he is not allowed to sit in the front seat Even with seatbelt and cushion... Is that true?

I asked three different AMET-officers (without my kid in the car...) but basically got three different answers (no, not surprised).

What are the rules? Anybody knows?
 

zoomzx11

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Rules? Its the DR! You listen to 9 year olds? Most AMET will not know. Do what is safest for the kid. Sit him where you like and belt him in securely. I like the front passenger seat if the car is passenger air bag equipped. If not safer seat is in the rear.
Hve no idea what is a cushion! Only way airbag equipped seat is no good is if the kid is very short. In that case the auto manufacters say put them in the back. Very small kids can sustain neck injuries when the air bag goes off. Good luck
 

Criss Colon

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Your son is right!
I was stopped about 10 years ago,before I learned the "Secret Hand Signal" by a Policia National.
He gave me the same story.
I was incredulous!
My son had his lap, and shoulder belt on.
The "PN" said it was the "Law", and needed to protect young children.
I said,"Like standing up in thr back of a "Pickup Truck" is just fine???
Or riding on a motor bike with 4 other people, with no helmet is "OK?"
Logic never works in the DR, so he said, "it's the LAW!
I wished him well, as I just drove away!
No "Propina" for you today "Mi Amigo!"
The DR has a "LAW" for everything!
They are there to be selectively enforced.
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Criss Colon

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Many years ago, they "attempted" to enforce a "Helmet Law".
It was HILARIOUS , while it lasted!
You could see every "Helmet" ever made in the World, for any purpose.
If it could be placed on a head, you saw it!
Including, baseball batting helmets,football helmets, horse riding helmets,construction "Hard Hats" were very "En Vogue",bicycle helmets, you name it!
One day I saw something I never thought I would see in a million years, a MOTORCYCLE Helmet!
Helmets, went the same way as "Talking on a cell phone" law enforcement!
Ever hear of a "Drunk Driving" arrest?
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