It used to be that children would pile up in the back seat of a car and ride all over town or even go on a long road trip with their parents. There were even folks that would allow their kids to sit in the front seat. And the worst part is, these youngsters were unrestrained, without a seatbelt, waiting for an untoward event to happen.
While we don’t want to sound like doomsday preachers, the sad reality is that many deaths or injuries to children under 12 years of age happen while inside the motor vehicle. Yet all is not lost as the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act of 2017 has been approved and aims to provide the utmost safety for children aged 12 years and below while in a motor vehicle.
To help achieve this, companies like Graco now offer high quality child restraint systems, also known as child seats. The ergonomically-designed child seats allow the youngsters to be comfortable while securely fastened in place, safe from being thrown about should an accident occur. And there’s a seat for your loved one, whether they’re an infant or a 12-year old needing a bit of extra protection.
Graco also reminds parents that this is no mere marketing fluff as failing to comply with the llaw can net a fine of as little as P1,000 for the first offense to P5,000 and a one year suspension of driver’s licenses on the third or succeeding offense.
So if you really love your child, you would get him or her a Graco child seat. It won’t just keep them in place and protect them from harm’s way. It will also give you peace of mind knowing they’re in good hands.