Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Public Awareness Webinar Series:“CHILD RESTRAINT SEATS IN MALAYSIA: WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW”

Date : 30th October 2021 (Saturday)

Time : 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Venue : Online Platform (Google Meet)
Speaker : Professor Dr. Kulanthayan KC Mani
BEM Approval CPD: 1.5
Ref: IEM21/MIRI/436/T (w)
Registration Fee : Free Admission
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Webinar Public Awareness Talk: “CHILD RESTRAINT SEATS IN MALAYSIA: WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW” organised by The IEM Miri Branch.

Malaysia recorded 418,237 road crashes in 2020 and resulted in 4,634 road fatalities. Car occupants contribute 19.2% of total road fatalities. To safe car occupants who are travelling in the car, they need to be restrained – adults with seat belts and children with child restraint seats. On 20th December 2019, Malaysia government has gazed the requirement for every child in motor vehicle to be placed in child restraint system (Rule 4B, Motor Vehicles (Safety Seat Belts) Amendment Rules 2019, Road Transport Act 1978. This law comes into effect beginning 1st January 2020and the enforcement part was delayed to the Covid-19 pandemic and Movement Control Orders.

With many states progressing in stages on the National Recovery Plans and schools and pre-schools are set to open soon, thus children travels will pick up and this will translate into travel risk which needs to be mitigated. Thus this session will share the risk children exposed as they travel in a car, why they need to be restrained, what does the new law amendment covers, who requires child restraint seats, how do we identify a standard child restraint seat, where to get one, how to install it properly, safety place to place a child restraint seats, child restraints seats for special kids, types of child restraints seats, expiry date of child restraints seats and other challenges related with this initiative. This session is being planned with the aim to empower the road user group towards providing a safe travel for our children in a car. 

Who should attend: parents with young children, new parents to be, grandparents of young grandchildren, road safety advocates, health practitioners, educators, enforcement and media personals.