Saturday, October 15, 2016

Funeral Coaches No Longer Have to Install Child Safety Seats

Funeral coaches were no longer required to install child-safety anchors in hearses on October 15, 2004.
October 15, 2004
A stroke of genius arose on this day in 2004 when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ruled that hearse manufacturers were no longer required to install anchors for child-safety seats in their motor vehicles. The same agency had required that all carmakers to require the anchors in 1999 and many of the hearse makers complied. A petition was created in 2004 that read, "Since a funeral coach is a single-purpose vehicle, transporting body and casket, children do not ride in the front seat."