About a month ago we one of our best mates pulled up along side us with his 3yo in the front seat, no booster, and seat belt up to her neck, my DP mentioned that air bags could harm or kill any kids under 12 in the front seat... he shrugged and said he was just going to get the paper and that she didn't want to get her seat ( a 5 pointed maxi rider!)...and that the air bag could prob kill an adult too!! He also drives with her on his lap from their mothers place to theirs(only one block) letting her hold the wheel. And then also complains about the young hoons speeding around the corner and up their street)
i had been meaning to run this by his wife every time we catch up, but we always get caught up chasing our kiddies...you know how it is!!??!!
Then late one night after watching the link from here in the 'booster seats' thread, I felt compelled to post it as a link on my Facebook page, as it is something I feel stronlgy about, at the time I noticed my friend online and sent her a message to watch it and to get her husband to watch it as we had seen him with their daughter in the front seat and would feel terrible if anything happened to her ... (I admit I should've a different way of telling her, but it was late at night, kids in bed, and an impulse thing)
... (by the way I have been great mates with her since primary school and, and my DP has been mates with him since high school, we were best man and brides maid in their wedding! and myDP is the 3yo's god father)
We have since talked about this... He feels I dobbed him in and was childish, and because it's not against the law something that we shouldn't be 'telling him off for' ( and he hasn't watched the link, because he doesn't like being told what to do).
I feel I have been a responsible friend/adult/parent looking out for his daughter who we love and don't want to see anything bad happen to, and also said that if he saw me, my DP, family or friends out with any of my kids doing something that may put them in harms way hat I would want him to tell me or DP!!!
(my friend says she can see both sides)
I am hoping the tension in the air will soon clear and things will be back to normal soon... Do you think I have crossed the line? What would you have done? Or have you done something similar and what was the outcome?