Saved by the Belt
NAAMSA reminds motorists that the use of safety
belts is considered to be a major factor in road
safety and also a requirement of road traffic laws.
A spokesperson for Saved by the Belt recommends that children always be housed in
the rear area of a vehicle and that proper restraint systems appropriate to their weight
and age be utilised to keep them safe. "Major research in Europe and the United
States has shown that there is a high level of risk to especially small children in the
front of a vehicle. Even air bags fitted to a vehicle present a danger to them as the
force of the deployment of this safety device can cause serious injury to infants."
A child seated in a proper restraint system.
Crash test with a child-sized test dummy unrestrained
this press release from the Guild of Motoring Journalistsí
Bridgestone Committee for Active Road Safety (CARS) for more information.