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The bill requiring the use of safety car seats for children to ensure their safety has been approved by the Congress.
The bill known as Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act of 2017 requires children 12 years old and below to be properly seated in a “child restraint system”. A ‘child restraint system’ is defined as a device “capable of accommodating a child occupant in a sitting or supine position,” as quoted in an article by Top Gear Philippines.
Representative Mariano Michael Velarde, who authored the bill, said that there isn’t much provision for the safety of younger children in the existing Seatbelt Law. If apprehended, motorists will face fines of P1,000 for the first offense, P2,000 for the second and for the succeeding offenses, P5,000 plus suspension of driver’s license for one year.
There will also be a fine for motorists using a substandard child restraint system (products without a Philippine Standards license and Import Clearance Certificate). Fines will vary from P1,000 – P5,000 plus one-year driver’s license suspension.
Without a safety car seat, you reduce the chances of a child surviving any vehicular accident, as per a related article by Inquirer.