Always use proper restraining devices for your child, such as child seats, and booster cushions
Asked about the reasons for non-ownership of child car seats, the factors cited are as follows: 'My kids don't like to be strapped in child seats or booster cushions
' - 38%; 'Too expensive' - 37%; 'I don't know which child seat or booster cushion
to buy for my kid' - 23%; and 'Passengers holding kids is as safe as child seats or booster cushions
' - 13%; and 'I am a safe driver and will not be involved in an accident' - 13%.
Thomas Edelmann, Managing Director, RoadSafetyUAE, said, "In a research project we conducted in February 2017 we found out that 34 per cent of UAE parents do not have proper child seats or booster cushions
. The numbers are even more alarming in the segment of young parents (18-29 years), with 42 per cent and in the segment of Emiratis with 47 per cent not having the needed devices!"
And last year's law change means that backless booster seats or booster cushions
will only be approved for use by children taller than 125cm and weighing more than 22kg.
While booster cushions
have not been banned completely, most companies who sell car seats urge parents to use a high-back booster seat instead, which offers much more protection from the side wings and head support.
Under the new rules, which came into force in March this year, backless booster seats or booster cushions
will only be approved for use by children weighing more than 22kg.
The rear seats remain a little higher than the front pair to give better visibility for children and the two outer seats in the back can be specified with two-stage booster cushions
. The interior feels very airy courtesy of some serious glazing overhead, the laminated glass panorama roof being one of the biggest in the sector.
He added that the approval of the National Guard Law is the right foundation for the system of national defense and back booster cushions
for the military and security forces in maintaining security and safety of Iraq ./ End
TWO hundred complimentary booster cushions
have been distributed by Euro Motors to raise awareness about road safety among families.
Those innovative Swedes, you see, have come up with integrated booster cushions
(a PS295 option) that lift up out of the rear seats.
Child safety booster cushions
were distributed in malls and parks during Awareness Days.