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