Children Under Height of 1.35m To Be Secured Child Restraint or Booster Seat in Singapore


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The Singapore’s Traffic Police has first passed a new law that passenger, a child below the age of 8 years old, who is the passenger of a motor vehicle, has to be secured using a child restraint that is appropriate for his/her height and weight or use a booster seat cushion in conjunction with the vehicle seat belts.

Revision of Criterion For Use of child restraint and booster seats

In 1 January 2012, the Traffic Police has revised the which age will no longer be used as a criterion to determine the usage of child restraint or booster seats. While anyone below the height of 1.35m will be required to be secured appropriate for a person of that height and weight, use a booster seat to supplement adjustable seat belt. Those height a height of 1.35m and above, irrespective of their age, will be required to wear a seat belt. rear passengers need to use seat belts while the vehicle is in motion, they have also introduce a new law for child safety. Children under the age of 8 years old must be secured with child restraints.


What is the fine / Penalties ?

Offenders may be charge in court. A first-time offender may be fined up to S$1,000 or jail up to 3 months. Repeat offenders may be fined up to S$2,000 or jailed up to 6 months.

References

  1. What you need to know about car seat safety in Singapore, Sassy Pregnancy, 19 August 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
  2. Car Seats in Singapore:Rules and Regulations, Singapore Baby, 25 June 2014. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
  3. Changes to seat belt rules and testing curriculum for learner riders, Singapore Police Forst, 23 december 2011. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
  4. The Singapore Traffic Police departments answers some of our questions on child safety when travelling on the road, Universal Scribbles, 19 November 2012.

Fines for Cigarettes Box without Mandatory Health Warning Labels in Singapore

In order to pass down messages to smokers that smoking is bad for health, the Singapore government passed down a new law on tobacco sales in July 2004. All cigarette package needs to have health warning labels as shown above (One of the example) if to be Since July 2004, Singapore has implemented a new policy on cigarettes sales.
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FINE: S$ 500


Implementation of this labels also stopped cheaper cigarettes smuggled from neighboring countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, but it did not last long as imitation versions came soon after. Just recently, the Malaysia government has also declared that cigarette package need to have health warning labels as well.

Background of Health Warnings Policy

Singapore started the implementation of the health warnings on cigarette boxes since July 2004. The warnings are required to cover 50% of the front and 50% of the back of all packages. In 2003, a set of six warnings were rotated on cigarette packages and in 2006, a new set of 6 warnings were put in place. A third set of picture warnings for smoke tobacco products have been proposed, and are expected on packs in 2013.

Reference

1. Tobacco Labeling Resource Centre, Singapore. Retrieved 2016-02-28.

This article was updated on 28 February 2016.