Spears son safety fears
16:30 16 May 2006
Britney Spears is at the centre of another row over the safety of her son - after allegedly flouting baby car-seat rules again.
The pop princess - who faced outrage after driving with Sean Preston on her knee earlier this year - was seen motoring through Malibu with the toddler reportedly "lolling about" in his child seat.
It has sparked fears the eight-month-old was not properly strapped into his chair.
An onlooker told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "He didn't look properly strapped in at all. There certainly didn't appear to be any restraints on his shoulders."
Pat Bentley, of UK charity Roadpeace, said: "The child does not seem to be secured properly.
"There should be straps across the shoulders - but the way his shoulder is slumped forward, it appears there are no such straps."
According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, Sean Preston was also facing forwards, despite the fact California police suggest children under 12 months should travel in backwards-facing seats.
Meanwhile, the singer - who recently announced she was expecting her second baby with husband Kevin Federline - has turned her back on Kabbalah.
Britney, who was introduced to the mystical religion by pop diva Madonna, has written a note on her website - www.britneyspears.com - saying her son is her new faith.
It reads: "I no longer study Kaballah (sic), my baby is my religion."
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