Children in cars, the new Government introduces its awareness campaign

The safety of children in cars

25/07/2018 -“Children in car: vision zero” is the title of the Government's awareness campaign for the safety of children in cars presented this morning and carried out by the Ministry, along with the Ministry of Health, the State Police and the scientific and cultural societies of pediatricians.

The Government campaign intends to stimulate and involve adults on the need to ensure children - always and correctly - with suitable restraint systems during long or short car trips. Seats and belts must be adapted to the size of the children and approved in accordance with the law.

"The safety of children in cars - says the Minister of Infrastructures and Transport, Danilo Toninelli - is our priority. We cannot and must not risk the lives of our children because of our hasty way of life.  

Some remarks: put the child in the seat always when you are in the car, even if the child cries or protests, and fasten his seat belts: they could seem small unnecessary cautions, but they can  change the fate of the child and his family instead. These actions must become automatic for everyone".

"The safety of children in cars - says the Minister for Infrastructures and Transport, Danilo Toninelli - is our priority. We cannot and must not risk the lives of our children. Always put the child in the seat when you are in the car, even if the child cries or protests, and fasten his seat belts: they seem small superfluous cautions, but they can change the fate of the child and his family instead. These actions must become automatic for everyone ". "My personal commitment that will soon become a legal obligation - the Minister continues - is to install an anti-abandonment device on car seats: a small change to the Highway Code can save lives".


For more information (in italian) and to view the campaign video

Data di ultima modifica: 27/07/2018
Data di pubblicazione: 27/07/2018