Baby seat, belt, `Child on Board' sign mandatory for cars carrying kids: Child Rights Commission

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Thiruvananthapuram: In an effort to ensure safety of children in cars, the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has issued a mandate that requires all children to be securely placed in a baby seat and fastened in a seat belt. The police and the motor vehicle department have been instructed to enforce this law with strict action against violators.

Furthermore, any car transporting children must display a 'Child on Board' sign on the windshield. Children under the age of 13 are required to sit in the back seat, and a baby seat must be used for children under two years of age.

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To ensure compliance with these safety measures, necessary amendments will be incorporated in the Motor Vehicles Act and Rules. The Child Rights Commission urges all drivers to prioritise the safety of children in their vehicles and follow these guidelines to prevent any potential accidents or harm.

The move comes days before the MVD starts to issue fines based on violations captured by the AI-enabled surveillance cameras.

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