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

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  4. The Singapore Traffic Police departments answers some of our questions on child safety when travelling on the road, Universal Scribbles, 19 November 2012.

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