26 Feb '15, 3am

Use child seats in cars, don’t hold kids on lap: MIROS: Some of you may have read about an accident on the Nor...

Use child seats in cars, don’t hold kids on lap: MIROS: Some of you may have read about an accident on the Nor...

Some of you may have read about an accident on the North-South Highway last week in which, sadly, a 20-month old toddler was flung out of a car and killed. It is understood that his mother, herself five months pregnant, was holding him on her lap when the incident happened. We have stressed before on the paramount importance of using child seats in cars , but now, the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), upon being contacted by Berita Harian , has echoed our long-held concerns and sentiments. Many Malaysian parents are holding their children on their laps in cars, which is very dangerous, MIROS director-general Prof Dr Wong Shaw Voon lamented to the Malay-language daily. “(Translated ) This approach is dangerous because in a collision, the child that is being held (on the parent’s lap) will experience an impact multiple times greater than the parent will. I...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2015/02/26/child-seats-miros/

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