Child seats to be made compulsory by 2020, says Loke


Anthony Loke. -filepic

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Child car seats will be made compulsory for all private cars by 2020, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke (pic).

Before then, he said, the ministry will conduct awareness programmes throughout 2019 to educate the public on the importance of these seats.

"Our plan is to launch advocacy and awareness programmes by early next year before we can implement the mandatory requirement (child seat) to the drivers,” Loke said.

He added that the initial plan was to impose the mandatory requirement for child seats this year, but this was postponed to 2020 following discussions with the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS).

“The industry is not really ready yet, (there are) not enough suppliers, not enough stock, and we also want to make the cost more affordable (to buyers)," Loke said at a press conference after chairing the 59th annual general meeting of the Road Safety Council here Tuesday (Oct 30).

He said the ministry would propose to the Finance Ministry not to impose the Sales and Services Tax (SST) on the child seats so that they are affordable to the public.

"Hopefully, the MOF will accept our proposal and if there is any positive announcement, we hope it will be announced this Friday," he said. - Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In Nation

Dr Wee congratulates Rosida Ismail, first M'sian to work at ICAO
Form One student hospitalised after being beaten up in school
Masidi: Raya house visits not exceeding 10 people allowed, house owner to provide MySejahtera QR code
Property agent charged with fraudulent purchase of 281 watches worth RM3mil
Woman lodges report on intimidation after accusing Hilman Idham's associates of rape
Sabah Law Society, Sabah, Sarawak Affairs Division to collaborate on MA63 module
Hari Raya falls on Thursday (May 13)
Business owners adapt to new measures to cope with operating during pandemic
Women-headed households among most affected by Covid-19, says Mustapa
Investigation papers on Neelofa, husband submitted to AGC

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers