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I have friends that DO NOT put their kids into their car seats or strap them in. I have told them everytime to put their kids in and only one time ever they did. I will strap them in myself before they leave. I don’t know what the heck is wrong with these people. Talking is not working, doing it for them is not embarrassing them! I feel like saying don’t come visit because then that is one less journey and risk for them. They live 30 mins away and travel on the highway.

I feel like calling the cops because their safety is at risk, I don’t know what other options I have. Their home life seems to be ok so I don’t know where to go with this. I don’t want to interfere but I can’t sit back and watch them risk their kids like this. I think the even worse part is that the adults will get in the car and do their own seatbelts up. Any advice?

Posted anonymously, 13th January 2015

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  • There is one thing you could do is if you know their movements take a chance and report them when you know they will be on the road. Explain the situation to the Police. If they definitely always leave home at the same time the Police may be able to catch them immediately when they get onto the street. OR don’t say anything to the guilty party and call the Police when you know they are likely to be near their destination. Maybe they could set up a random rego. check and “spring” them then.

  • This is horrifying to read and I really feel for you. Sadly it happens quite a lot. I would be reporting them without a doubt – especially as you have tried talking to them. If you are worried about losing a friendship, think about how much worse it would be for one of the children to lose their life.

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