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Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Be aware: That government-mandated booster seat could be unsafe

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During the 2005 legislative session, I was quite vocal in my opposition about a booster seat mandate bill that eventually became law. 

I wrote, “Everyone supports child safety, but the state goes too far in this instance with bureaucratic formulas. Rather than forcing parents to abide by a law that may be outdated by the time the ink is dry, allow parents to take advantage of the best safety for their family.”

Sure enough, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports not all booster seats are safe.

Here is an NBC report:


 


Here is the IIHS report ranking the safety of various booster seats.

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