November 1, 2004

Car seats on buses, shuttles, etc.

I wrote previously on car seat laws in California. This time I'm trying to find out what the laws are concerning car seats in shuttles, like Super Shuttle, and buses when the vehicles will be operated on freeways, e.g., to SFO. The car seat laws I posted refer me to Section 27315 which unfortunately is still unclear. Well, unclear assuming that buses and shuttles are somehow exempt. It states:

As used in this section, "motor vehicle" means any passenger vehicle or any motortruck or truck tractor, but does not include a motorcycle.
Also,
A person may not operate a motor vehicle on a highway unless that person and all passengers 16 years of age or over are properly restrained by a safety belt. This paragraph does not apply to the operator of a taxicab, as defined in Section 27908, when the taxicab is driven on a city street and is engaged in the transportation of a fare-paying passenger. The safety belt requirement established by this paragraph is the minimum safety standard applicable to employees being transported in a motor vehicle. This paragraph does not preempt any more stringent or restrictive standards imposed by the Labor Code or any other state or federal regulation regarding the transportation of employees in a motor vehicle.
Super Shuttle may well count as a taxicab. In Section 27908, a taxicab is defined as
...a passenger vehicle designed for carrying not more than eight persons, excluding the driver, and used to carry passengers for hire. "Taxicab" shall not include a charter-party carrier of passengers within the meaning of the Passenger Charter-party Carriers' Act, Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 5351) of Division 2 of the Public Utilities Code.
Sounds like Super Shuttle to me. Interestingly, this means you don't need car seats in taxicabs, or even seat belts!

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June 16, 2004

"britax car seat" wins

This is kind of interesting, if you take a look at Overture's Search Term Suggestion Tool for the term "car seat", you can probably guess which brand of car seats are selling the best. In order of searches, I present:

countsearch term
6875britax car seat
6032cosco car seat
4471graco car seat
3360eddie bauer car seat
2296evenflo car seat
848britax marathon car seat
807alpha omega car seat
725graco infant car seat
660britex car seat
650britax roundabout car seat
612cosco alpha omega car seat
575peg perego car seat
456evenflow car seat
413fisher price car seat
400costco car seat
384recaro car seat
360graco baby car seat
334evenflo infant car seat
318car go n portable seat tote
293eddie bauer leather car seat
279cosco infant car seat
273eddie bauer infant car seat
273graco snugride infant car seat
268century infant car seat

What did I learn? Recaro, I've never heard of that brand of car seat before - apparently, not many other people have either.

Here's the whole thing:

countsearch term
53090car seat
20418car seat cover
7536infant car seat
6875britax car seat
6032cosco car seat
5734baby car seat
4740car seat safety
4471graco car seat
4302child car seat
3693century car seat
3360eddie bauer car seat
3302dog car seat
2592car booster seat
2575car seat law
2296evenflo car seat
1825toddler car seat
1523car seat rating
1490convertible car seat
1471infant car seat cover
1392stroller car seat
1264hawaiian car seat cover
1242leather car seat
1116car seat recall
1106custom car seat
1086baby car seat cover
1036pet car seat
988car racing seat
956car seat safety rating
940consumer report car seat
848britax marathon car seat
841car seat cushion
831child car seat safety
808california car seat law
807alpha omega car seat
757sheep skin car seat cover
747child car seat law
738best car seat
725graco infant car seat
699custom car seat cover
691car seat accessory
660britex car seat
650britax roundabout car seat
640car seat regulation
630car seat installation
624dog car seat cover
612cosco alpha omega car seat
586car seat protector
575peg perego car seat
566portable car seat
558infant toddler car seat
547free car seat
520car seat toy
485leather car seat cover
482britax car seat cover
465replacement car seat
460used car seat
456evenflow car seat
451car seat travel bag
439car seat rental
433car seat carrier
426booster car seat child
417infant car seat safety
413fisher price car seat
413race car seat
400costco car seat
400toddler car seat cover
393car law seat texas
391safest car seat
384recaro car seat
382aftermarket car seat
377car seat travel
371car florida law seat
365car cover pink seat
360graco baby car seat
342cheap car seat
334evenflo infant car seat
332pet car seat cover
318car go n portable seat tote
306discount car seat
303car seat belt
303infant car seat rating
293eddie bauer leather car seat
287baby stroller car seat
286child car seat cover
282car custom leather seat
279cosco infant car seat
277child car seat rating
273eddie bauer infant car seat
273graco snugride infant car seat
268century infant car seat
267cheap car seat cover
261hawaiian print car seat cover
256car cover hello kitty seat
254car seat upholstery
251infant car seat review
250best infant car seat
248car indiana law seat
241car inspection seat
238baby car seat safety
238graco car seat base

Fun huh?

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