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georgesallee

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Hello to all. We are a family of 4(children 12 & 8) with a new Damon class A and I try to keep the kids fastened in while rolling. The wife and I are always buckled, but I am wanting to know is there a law that the kids or other occupants have to be buckled? The kids love to watch the rear tv on the bed while under power.We are from oklahoma and will be RVing in our part of the country.thanks for any input.

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Posted: 02/11/09 04:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't worry about the law, think safety!
Panic stop and those children become projectiles.


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What George said x2.


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Buckle those little boogers up. If they fly through a window I might hit them and get blood on my rig...then I WOULD get mad.
Remember the days when kids would lay on the rear package shelf? Now that was child abuse.

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Even the sleeper on my semi tractor had seatbelts. Think of the risks.

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My mom spent over a week camped in a hospital parking lot while my dad was there with busted ribs. Seemed he was making his way from the toilet back to the front chairs when my mom had to swerve to avoid an accident, and he lost his balance and fell.

As above, the heck with the laws, IMO protect the children.


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I think you will find, in every state, that children have to be buckled in, in private vehicles of any type. States that do not have such a law get no Federal highway funds. A small number of states have made failure to safely secure a child, child abuse, not simply a traffic offense.

Some states still allow adults discretion for themselves in the back seat, or in the house part of a motor home or party bus. For children, there is no option.


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I can't imagine anyone stupid enough to carry kids in a vehicle unbelted. One of the reasons I have a fifth wheel is because the grandkids are a lot safer in the back seat of the pickup than they would be in any species of motorhome. A couple of years ago the oldest (then 7) askecd how long before he could ride in the front seat of the truck. I told him "on the way to your wedding." He also asked how long he had to sit in a booster seat. Since his is rated to 120 pounds he's going to be in it a while!

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http://www.rvhelpdesk.com/seatbelt-laws.html

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Don't you have a TV in the living area of the motorhome where the kids ride? Let them watch that one, so they can stay buckled in.


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