ASEAN NCAP Child Safety Day 11

The New Car Assessment Programme for South East Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) held a Child Safety Day at the headquarters of safety equipment manufacturer Autoliv Hirotako Safety in Seri Kembangan today. The event aimed to better educate motorists and parents regarding the importance of child safety on the road, as well the correct use of child restraint systems (CRS) – more commonly known as child safety seats.

Here, ASEAN NCAP Child Safety Specialist Yahaya Ahmad and Japan NCAP (JNCAP) specialist Yoshihiro Sukegawa educated the over 100-strong visitors on how vital the usage of child seats are in saving precious lives. There was also a presentation by Subaru regarding EyeSight, its version of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), as part of the Global NCAP initiative “Stop the Crash”.

Also held were child seat installation demonstrations as well as a UNECE R44 child seat crash test demonstration (a 50 km/h frontal impact sled test using a forward-facing child seat and a dummy representing a three-year-old child). The latest lineup of child seats from manufacturers such as Britax, Koopers, Safe ‘n Sound and Sweet Cherry were also on display, with promo prices starting from as low as RM299.

“The objective of the Child Safety Day is to promote the use of child seats among Malaysians and make good use of the ASEAN NCAP Child Occupant Protection (COP) rating,” said Malaysian Institute for Road Safety Research (MIROS) chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. “It is important to use child seats and to know the best benefit one would have by putting the right child restraint system that can provide the best protection.”