I wasn’t talking about here in America. In India I don’t think it’s illegal to talk and drive, but people pull over and talk anyway.
The question is not how many died from not having car seats. It is how many people were saved. Even if only one kid was saved, it would mean one kid was allowed to see the world, instead of spending all of his life in a coma, or worse. I think that is worth you being less “free”. Besides, you don’t even use a car seat.
ha ha ha ha… God forbid that the parents buy them a tricycle some day, or let them walk around barefoot outside.
After reading some of the posts on here I was expecting to see 5 or 6 kids in the back, maybe standing up, or running around, one or two sitting on the tailgate, maybe even one in danger of falling out, but at the very least I expected to see a bunch of out of controll kids without parental supervision
What I see is 2 kids SITTING DOWN, in rear faceing seats, with ADULT SUPERVISION. The TAILGATE IS UP and dad is driveing in the slow lane.
I don’t see what all the FUSS is about. <---- a rhetorical statement, no need for any politically liberal hate mail
It must have been a slow news day if this was the best the Jacksonville Confidential could come up with. Who reads those “crap rags” anyway, besides Rosie O’donell, and bored alcoholic housewives. Why don’t they report on something that is actually “newsworthy”?
I find it interesting that nobody has mentioned the UNSAFE DRIVER WHO TOOK THE PICTURE. You know, THE ONE WHO FINDS IT NECESSARY TO STICK HIS NOSE IN OTHER PEOPLES BUSINESS, the person who had to take his eyes off the road, and take a hand off the wheel to fumble around for his camera, then took his hands off the wheel and his eyes off the road again to take the picture.
it’s called “Freedom”, a concept Gringos only know in abstract terms…
LOL yeah the politically liberal socialist gringos only know it that way, but us “FREE GRINGOS” still know what FREEDOM IS!
“…censored out of the film when it is run on television.”
Nobody is being that much of a drama queen here, are they. Back in the 1940s, what was the maximum speed of the average truck, 35 MPH?
I probably shouldn’t be the one to say it, but sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
Based on the angle of the pictures, they look like they were taken by a passenger, not a driver. It’s pretty obvious. If the first picture had been taken by the driver, you would see some of the hood in the picture.
This isn’t really a political issue, but you seem to freely cast “liberal” labels on those who think it is a bad idea and “conservative” labels on those who think it is a good idea. If you look at the facts, you will find that when conservatives had control of both the Whitehouse and the Congress, the size of our government expanded by leaps and bounds.
What you mistakenly think is the “conservative” view of this issue isn’t conservative at all, at least the way today’s conservatives operate. What you are really promoting is the libertarian view of government, which, in practice, is nothing like what you will get with today’s so-called conservatives.
If the first picture had been taken by the driver, you would see some of the hood in the picture
If that’s the case, wouldn’t we also see some of the hood in the picture if the passenger took it? And if it had been taken by the passenger wouldn’t we also see the “A” piller on the side of the photo.
Liberal vs. conservative ? I have never gotten any hate mail from a conservative, so…
yeah, we like to think things through first. haha.
Why is it “liberal” to care about their safety?
If only most crash tests were not conducted at a 30 mph rate I would agree with you…
however, the pessimist in me yells at reasons why Darwin’s theory is not in activity. The first photo they’re in a carpool lane in a HIGHWAY. I don’t care how you look at it… some people need to rethink to the level of “adult supervision.”
Why is it “liberal” to care about their safety?
And then there are people who STAGE photoshoots like this in the hopes of making money off it, somehow…Look at the recent “Balloon Boy” fiasco in Boulder, Colorado…
If you find yourself outraged by a series of “candid” photographs, chances are, the photos were created for the express purpose of eliciting that outrage. Once outraged, you become very easy to manipulate in a direction you might not normally move…
AMEN CADDY !!!
Sonya says: The first photo they’re in a carpool lane in a HIGHWAY.
Carpool lane? Carpool lanes out west are to the left side of the fast lane, and are marked with a “diamond” painted on the lane.
Why are they on the RIGHT in Florida, and where is the “car pool” designation???
Your comment re: “Darwins theory” is funny If it worked with people it would solve all
Probably not the smartest thing I’ve seen but if those are NH plates it is all legal. I’m actually surprised to see so many horrified people… i’m sure many of you are as negligent as these parents. Sure you may not attach your kids to car seats within a truck bed but I know sure as fertilizer you let your kids ride their bicycles without helmets.
I could understand the outrage had they not used car seats but most of you need to relax… I think you members of the neighborhood watch need to simmer down and go back to listening to your police scanners.
Mass Hole, Some Folks Have Never Eaten Paste, Had B-B Gun Fights (My Dad, Not Me On This One), Raced Dirt Bikes, Or Played With Cherry Bombs. Too Bad Because Then They Could Relax.
Some have never experienced a cherry bomb going off inside their car, either. I’m still a little ticked at one of my friends over that one. We were able to get the windows open quickly enough to “equalize pressure” after he announced that he had dropped it.
Ever ride in a Corvair gotng backwards from one friend’s house to another friend’s house, a couple miles away? How about potato cannons that used gasoline and spark plugs or bicycles Powered by B&S engines with propellers. Rocket motor go-carts (that one was taken apart never to run again after just one brief “firing”). Almost took a house off its foundation. That was not a good project and wasn’t done to the specs in the Hot Rod Magazine article.
I’m not saying we were wild kids, but we did build some fond memories and we all lived to tell about them. I could go on, but I’d be writing for hours.
I actually “ran with scissors”
But when we express concern for these kids, we’re branded as “liberals” who want to take away freedom.
GSN, That’s what these neocons like to do. For example, if you ask whether or not torture is effective, they will respond with “Why do you hate America?” instead of answering the question. If you express concern about infants riding in the back of a pick-up truck, they will say, “but I ate paste when I was kid, so whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!” We know one thing for sure, eating paste doesn’t make you any smarter.