Essentially, I'm suggesting there needs to be research in the correlation between child car seat restraints and the popularity of bondage. When I first had to strap my grand child into her car seat - she hated it and I thought it was pretty restrictive myself.
My own kids weren't covered by any laws requiring them to be in such restrictive devices. Yes, there was an infant seat, but it didn't involve their arms and legs in such a restrictive manner.
The various state laws came into place from 1978 to 1985. If we say 1985, it means that people today, 28 and under, are the people that first grew up spending a good part of their time strapped down tightly.
From Safe Ride News' detailed history of child car seat legislation:
1978: First child passenger safety law passed in Tennessee, requiring parents to put their infants and young children in CRS that meet the current federal standard (FMVSS 213). Becameeffective in 1979. Legislative effort begins in other states. . .
Maybe Fifty Shades got people going, but I'm betting that book just tapped into a generation that's been in bondage since infancy.1985: Final state passes child passenger safety law. All states plus District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have requirements, but many have limitations, such as applying only toparents or guardians or allowing lap belt use as an alternative for very young children.All are primary laws (allowing police to stop a vehicle for the violation).