Parents who travel with small children in their cars should provide childseats which are specially designed for their smaller bodies so they are properly restrained. Many parents do not think of this safety aspect and there have been tragic cases of small children suffering serious injuries and even loss of life in accidents.
“Seatbelts are designed to restrain adults and not children. Please secure your young ones in childseats, ideally in the back seat, and do not place them on your laps when the vehicle is in motion,” advises Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd’s MD, Dato’ Dr. Zahari Husin.
Introduced at the announcement of Perodua’s 5-year Road Safety Campaign in October 2017, Perodua’s GearUp child seats are available in two models. Both satisfy ECE R44 safety standards and are ISOFIX-compatible, meaning that they can be easily and securely installed in vehicles which have ISOFIX mounting points.
The Infant seat, priced at RM622.50 (RM640 in East Malaysia), is suitable for infants weighing up to 13 kgs, while the Toddler seat, priced at RM736 (RM754.50 in East Malaysia), is designed for children weighing 9 – 36 kgs. All prices are valid for the month of June 2018 and exclude GST.
100 lucky Perodua drivers travelling with children (aged roughly between two and six) who visited certain Petronas stations at Rawang (PLUS), Bentong (Karak Highway) and the Seremban (KL-Seremban Highway) rest areas received the Toddler seats free of charge today from Perodua.
“This is the first time Perodua is organising such an event in collaboration with our partner Petronas and our panel of insurers,” said Dato. Dr. Zahari. “We took this special initiative because we care for the well-being of our customers and their families. We hope Malaysians will come to realise how important it is to keep children properly secured in child seats while on the move.”
“Over two million vehicles are expected to hit the roads this Raya. That’s a lot of vehicles, and naturally, there is a higher risk of collisions and accidents,” he added.
“Always buckle up in the front and in the back, use your turn signals and do not operate your mobile devices on the move. Above all, drive carefully and have a safe journey back to your hometowns.”
To locate a Perodua outlet to buy GearUp childseats and accessories, visit www.perodua.com.my.