My goal as a pediatrician is information sharing and feedback. I notice too many children sitting in the front seat, or in the rear of the car with no booster seat or car seat. I think many well-meaning drivers think it's OK.
If your child is not 4 foot 9 and riding without a booster, note the strap positioned over his neck. This is a choking and neck injury hazard.
Our children beg to get out of the booster, and “all their friends” are not in one. That argument doesn't stand, especially when safety is involved. Our children need loving limits, even if listening to the complaining is painful at times.
That's it for now. Short and simple. For more information, see Important Car Seat Facts (and Resources!)