There are a few things we'd like to do to Britney Spears – like go down on our knees in front of her and beg her not to ever sing or make another film again – but we'd hate to let Britney Spears drive us around.
We've seen what Britney does to her car passengers; she likes nothing more than to balance them dangerously on her knee as she speeds around California. Or at least she did; now Britney Spears has moved on to a whole new kind of unsafe child-driving – she's been photographed driving Sean Preston while his child-seat was facing the wrong way. Worse – her hair is in curlers while she was doing it.
Just a few days ago, Britney Spears gave headline writers around the world the excuse to use 'Oops, She Did It Again' when she announced on the David Letterman show that she was pregnant again. That was the happy use of the 'Oops, She Did It Again' headline, but now it's the turn of the evil 'Oops, She Did It Again' headlines to come out to play.
Because Britney Spears has done it again – she's been caught driving her son Sean Preston around unsafely. Back in February, you'll remember, Britney Spears was snapped driving with Sean Preston on her lap, a ridiculously dangerous thing for her to do. Despite blaming the paparazzi for her lack of brains, Britney seemed to learn her lesson, and got a child car seat installed. Problem is, she installed the seat the wrong way round.
Child safety groups advocates stress that babies less than a year old are at much less danger of injury if they face backwards while a car is in motion, but Britney was photographed with Sean Preston in the carseat facing right ahead. Which is not illegal according to Britney's long-suffering rep, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, who quoted California Vehicle Code 27360 in a statement:
"All children under the age of 6 or weighing less than 60 pounds be in
safety seats 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."
Not illegal, but really bloody stupid, says California Highway Patrol spokesman Tom Marshall:
"The bottom line is that if an officer saw her, one officer could have
said it was no problem, and another could have given her a citation."
Britney hasn't been given a citation over the photos, but it's fair to say that – with her record – it's a matter of time before Britney accidentally drives off with Sean Preston on the car roof, or bobbing behind the car tied to a kite attached to the steering wheel.
[story by Stuart Heritage]