Are Car Seats For Kids Or Fuel Cans? Colorado Mother Finds Out The Hard Way
Posted on , by Nick Preston
There are some things in life that are worth protecting from harm in a car accident. Such as yourself, cigarettes, mobile phone, can of Red Bull perhaps? Absolutely.
How about a week’s worth of fuel? The Cable News Network, reports of a Colorado mother who decided that the answer to this question would be yes, as she swapped out her small child from the mandatory car seat for a precious can of gasoline.
She was then stopped by Police in Aurora, Colorado, during a campaign involving patrols for checking seatbelt usage, labelled as “Click It Or Ticket” which regularly nabs drivers and passengers who ignore seatbelt laws.
When police pulled over the woman, they found her infant child, in just a diaper, sitting under a lap belt on the back seat with the shoulder belt tucked behind. The child was sitting next to the can of gasoline, which had been buckled in, semi-safely.
The Colorado Department of Transportation were outraged by what they saw and placed the photo on its Facebook page, and warned drivers to “please be responsible and make sure children are properly restrained in the appropriate child safety seat.”
The story has since had over 900 shares, 267 comments and 127 likes on Facebook, with comments mostly related to “pure stupidity on the part of the mother.”
CNN says the woman was given several tickets, and claimed the child often unlatched his seatbelt, but had no answer when police asked if the child also often buckled gas cans in child safety seats.
I guess this is what happens when stupid people are allowed to procreate.