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Child seats a safe option in vehicles
December 22, 2012 , 3 : 00 am GST
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Safety first: Now, parents even have the option of owning vehicles which have inbuilt child seats. ROP
The Royal Oman Police has called upon parents to realise the importance of having their toddlers tucked into appropriate child seats while driving.
Around 45 children under the age of six years died last year and 345 others were injured in road accidents in Oman, with the ROP blaming these deaths on the absence of child seats. According to officials, proper use of child seats can reduce child fatalities by 70 per cent.
Riding A is not a safe option for children as it could cause them to move with the same speed as the vehicle before they crash into a windshield or mirror. However, the usage of normal seatbelts provided in the vehicles by children is considered dangerous as these seatbelts which have been designed for adults, could cause severe head and spinal injuries in case of a crash.
Small children should also not sit on the lap of mothers in the front seat of the vehicle since in the event of a crash; the setting off of the airbag can suffocate the child. The best safety option for a child is the child seat which should be selected on the basis of what fits the child perfectly based on the child's weight not age.
Now, parents even have the option of owning vehicles which have inbuilt child seats. Drivers need to take all precautions as far as safety measures are concerned and adhere to the rules of the road.
Safe driving courses
The Traffic Safety Institute carried out five training courses to rehabilitate some government employees and taxi drivers last week.
Policemen from different departments of Royal Oman Police participated in the training courses as part of the development of skills in defensive driving for police vehicles. Public Prosecution employees participated in the third course.
The course included training on avoiding and handling of different types of road accidents, the causes and stages of investigations, and how to conduct technical preview of the scene; planning and study of the facts involving the accidents.
The course also included practical application. Ministry of Oil and Gas employees participated in the fourth training course which included defensive driving on the road and traffic safety application requirements, rules and priorities of the traffic regulations.
The fifth course was attended by taxi drivers who were apprised with the rules for dealing
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