Time to Buck(le) Up, Singaporeans!

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In the first half of the year, more than 600 summonses were issued for offences related to child seats, almost five times the 125 summonses in the same period last year. Most often, these drivers failed to put their children in child seats or to belt them up.

Child car safety

Time to buckle up!

In the first half of the year, more than 600 summonses were issued for offences related to child seats, almost five times the 125 summonses in the same period last year. Most often, these drivers failed to put their children in child seats or to belt them up.

The number of motorists caught for seat belt-related offences have also invcreased. In the first half of this year, 4,697 such summonses were issued, compared with 3,982 over the same period last year.

Within a span of eight days alone this month, three accidents where child restraints were not used have occurred.

On Aug 14, two cars along Queensway towards Jalan Bukit Merah were involved in an accident, injuring four people. Three children – aged six, eight and nine – sustained bruises to their faces and were taken to the National University Hospital.

On Aug 19, four children were injured when the car they were in hit a stationary car. A nine-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl fractured their collarbones, while the other two children, aged two and four, complained of pain in their thigh and arm respectively.

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