Minister of Transport, YB Tuan Anthony Loke has made an announcement that the use of a child restraint system (CRS) will be made mandatory starting from next year.
In a study done by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), it is found that fatal road traffic injuries among children (age 0 to 18 years) account for 15.5% of total fatality caused by accidents in Malaysia in 2009.
Yet, most parents in Malaysia still do not think that a car seat is necessary, or that it’s even worth the money. Other factors cited by parents include non-existence of enforcement, and lack of information on selecting a quality CRS.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a correctly installed and used child restraint can reduce infant deaths in a car crash by up to 70%!
Still need more convincing? Well now is your chance because MIROS together with Mamours, Maxi-Cosi and ASEAN NCAP are organising a live crash test to demonstrate the effectiveness of child car seats!
The event will be held on Saturday, the 26th of October 2019 from 10 am to 3.30 pm at MIROS PC3, Akademi Jabatan Pengangktutan Jalan, Melaka. Registration will cost RM50, but attendees will be entitled to goodie bags and vouchers worth more than RM500.
Seats are limited, so do register if you are keen! Inquiries and registration can be made via the phone at 03 7803 6515, or WhatsApp at 012 6862 797.