Decision to make child seat use mandatory still being studied, advocacy to continue for now – MoT

Decision to make child seat use mandatory still being studied, advocacy to continue for now – MoT

The government says is still studying the enforcement of using child car seats in vehicles. Even though its use became mandatory from January 2020, the ruling never came into effect, because following a six-month grace period, it was announced in July that enforcement was being postponed indefinitely.

Three years on, there is still no plan to introduce enforcement, at least in the immediate future. However, the topic hasn’t been forgotten, as Harian Metro reports. According to deputy transport minister Datuk Hasbi Habibollah, the government remains committed to seeing the ruling being implemented, but would continue to study the topic for now.

This includes looking at how to address certain issues, such as implementing their use in scenarios involving large families. Previously, it was reported that the government was considering providing those with four or five children an exemption on the use of child restraint system (CRS) devices, because it would be difficult to fit that many seats in a vehicle.

Hasbi said the ministry would continue to focus on an advocacy approach to educate the public on the topic for now, highlighting the importance of the use of CRS through safety campaigns.

He said child car seats can reduce the risk of injury to children in the event of a road accident. “This is because statistics released by the police show that 1,252 cases of fatal accidents involving children aged 10 and under were reported from 2012 to 2021,” he said.

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Comments

  • yup, we are still considering if a child’s life is worth saving or not

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    • yiruma on Jun 28, 2023 at 2:20 pm

      that is what it is, in a nutshell.
      how valuable are malaysian children lives?

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      • Gomorrah on Jun 28, 2023 at 7:23 pm

        Not very, apparently, considering how many years and different governments that just can’t seem to tackle this politically unpopular issue.

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    • YB Kinte Kunta on Jun 28, 2023 at 6:57 pm

      Some people willing to fork out hundreds or thousands of Rm to watch a concert.But when coming to child seat,boleh tunggu..bang…tengok syiok concert, my idol singing dulu.
      A “real concerned parent” will buy the child seats whether they r made compulsory or not.
      Those who dont care,r waiting for cruel “fate” where their kids kena thrown out of windows in a massive accident.

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      • No worry. If anything happened, their fingers point out very fast. All other people false but not themselves.

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    • Mati satu 10 standby otw tunggu lahir on Jul 03, 2023 at 10:22 pm

      Earth prince

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  • Ben Yap on Jun 28, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    “it was reported that the government was considering providing those with four or five children an exemption on the use of child restraint system (CRS) devices, because it would be difficult to fit that many seats in a vehicle.”

    Just implement it la and ask them to drive 2 cars… these people know how to reproduce but dunno how to plan for their children’s safety.

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    • YB Kinte Kunta on Jun 28, 2023 at 7:06 pm

      BenYap, Kementerian Ahlokekor..always going undercover,memantau,memantau…hingga kanak2 jadi “superman” when thrown out of windows in a huge smash up.
      From Wee wee to Ahlokekor,I cant see any improvements apart from collecting 10 years driving licence fees upfront,lelong SYIOK number plates n cutting Puspakom monopoly.
      Just biasa je…life goes on..in this germen.
      PMX YAB Anwar..what a let down..u r giving bullets to PN to hentam Germen Perpaduan.

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  • Unker Sam on Jun 28, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    Aiyah, MY policies, if involve certain B40/M40 will take a while, later gomen will need to subsidize or terus bagi depa because T20 taxpayers kan ada? See how many on the road with 3 kids on a bike with no helmet? Beli rokok, upgrade ekzos got duit, beli child seat, extra helmet, takde. Yah, anak tu rezeki…

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  • Curious on Jun 28, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Tis topic hav being discussed for several yrs aldy, why not a single smart Alex just put a stop n propose to implement it instead of dragging the issue time n time again.

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    • reeducation for feudalistic minded mankind on Jun 28, 2023 at 7:21 pm

      implementation begets lost of voters especially those drivers pampered their toddlers hopping around front seat back seat vice versa. Seatbelts are vanity accessories indeed.

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  • Dominic on Jun 28, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    Still study? By the time finish study and mau implement, will lead to GE16 and then new government new Transport minister and change direction, by then how many innocent lives taken away? Perhaps need Minister own kids involve in fatalities then baru speed up? Com’on lah, what is there to study? Plenty of researchers around the world, just look at singapore, and decide lah, what else to study.

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  • hahaha on Jun 29, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    The carseat law is already in force. Just ‘no action’ can be taken only.

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  • Yesterday I saw a new Alphard, with toddler at front seat (on adults’s lap) on PLUS highway. I guess the driver is uneducated, but rich businessman. Perhaps register the toddler as organ donor already.

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    • i once saw a child sleeping on the rear dashboard. i just pray the car don’t do emergency break, else the child will be superchild.

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  • Darwinian, be safe if you want, don’t if you don’t. In the end just keep your own family safe. Let those rabbits be.

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