The latest positive news for South African children is that the National Road Traffic Act has tightened regulations for road safety. As of 1 May 2015, children under the age of 3 will have to be strapped into a car seat while travelling. This is due to the high numbers of children loosing their lives unnecessarily in road accidents, especially during high-peak travel seasons such as the Easter and Christmas holidays.
I really hope that parents will take this new law seriously. I hoot madly in rage at people who drive with their kids standing in the car or sitting unstrapped. In the event of an accident, I promise that you wont regret that 30 seconds you took to take extra precuation.
Lets be realistic, car seats are expensive however, there is no excuse not to use a seat belt at the very least. Consider saving up for a second-hand car seat if you cannot afford a brand new one- prices of these average from R300 – R2500. Let’s protect little lives on the roads.
The seat belts featured in this post are priced as follows:
Left: Toys R Us Car Seat R799
Centre: Baby Group SA Car Seat R1499
Right: TakeAlot.com Car Seat R820
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