Monday, June 22, 2009

Daily Telegraph confused by child seat safety laws

Now this is embarrassing.

The DT, Matthew Moore, is saying that most parents don't know the law on child seat usage.

They say:"All children under the age of 12 or less than 4ft 5ins tall must be sitting on a raised seat when riding in a car "

But the law is that children must use these seats "until they reach EITHER their 12th birthday OR 135cm in height"

Those of you with a knowledge of logic will realise they are different things.

For example a child of 11 who is 6ft is required to have a child seat according to the DT's version.

I assume someone will point this out to them ( I seem to have been banned from comment on their pages - must have been asking why Mary Riddell writes for the Telegraph one too many times ;-) ).

But it also shows that the quality of the output and checking from the Telegraph is dropping along with the increase in their pro-Labour stories. Could the two be related ?


James Higham said...

What about dwarfs?

Man in a Shed said...

I think they would do well to avoid the Telegraph.