Thank goodness, because I don’t think that Britney Spears would hold up well in prison. A few days ago Ms. Spears was photographed driving her Mini Cooper convertible with curlers in her hair. Sorry, that wasn’t the alleged crime. She had little eight-month-old son Sean Preston in the backseat of her car facing forward instead of backward, which is the safer direction for car seats according to California motor-vehicle code.
California Highway Patrol spokesman Tom Marshall says, “The seat is facing the wrong way. We like it when the child’s head is facing back.” The singer’s representatives have rejected the criticism, stating that because the baby is already over 20 pounds, he is allowed to face forward. In a statement, a spokesperson says, “It has been reported that there is a photo of Britney Spears driving with her child sitting in a forward-facing child safety seat in the back seat of the car. “Having a child in the child safety seat facing forward in the rear seat of the car is in compliance with California law. “There is no law in California requiring rear-facing seats. In fact, there are only ten states that require a child to be in a rear-facing seat, and in two of those states it is not required if the infant is more than 20 pounds. “Britney’s son Sean weighs over 20 pounds. As such, Britney Spears was in total compliance with California law with the forward-facing child safety car seat with the baby strapped in properly in the back of the car.” Spears has already received two visits from the Department of Children and Family Services – one in February (06), after she was photographed driving with her son sitting on her lap and one in April (06), when her son fell out of his highchair and injured his head. No action was taken in either case.
Spears Lashes Out At Latest Child Vehicle Charges [contactmusic]