WHAT DO YOU THINK OF OR­GAN­I­SA­TIONS CALL­ING FOR A LAW ON MAK­ING CHILD SEATS MANDA­TORY?

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

It is good to see that more peo­ple are re­al­is­ing the im­por­tance of hav­ing child seats in ve­hi­cles. Oman has a high traf­fic fa­tal­ity rate which in­cludes a lot of chil­dren. Safety seats for chil­dren should be made manda­tory. To­day peo­ple drive much more than they used to and chil­dren spend a lot more time in cars. Par­ents should un­der­stand that seat­belts in ve­hi­cles are de­signed to fit adult bod­ies and not hold chil­dren. Crash-re­lated in­juries can be re­duced by 45 per cent if chil­dren are se­cured in safety seats. A law to make child safety seats manda­tory is the need of the hour. Peo­ple should take care to buckle up their chil­dren even when trav­el­ling in mini-buses, taxis and cabs. It is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of a driver to en­sure that all pas­sen­gers in­clud­ing chil­dren are safely buck­led up.

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