Tunku Idris advises parents to buckle up their children


PETALING JAYA: Tunku Temenggong Johor Tunku Idris Iskandar Ibni Sultan Ibrahim has cautioned parents to ensure the safety of their children while driving.

Tunku Idris, posted on Instagram what he had encountered while driving on Friday (July 19), adding that what he saw "was by far the worst."

"I’ve seen children jumping around with no seatbelts on either in the back or on their parent's lap in the front passenger seat. 

"But today, I came across a car driving dangerously slow in the fast lane, the owner had so many cushions in the rear windshield that he can’t even see the back (sic)," Tunku Idris said.

He added that he was shocked when he drove past the car. 

"What kind of irresponsible father would let his son (looks like five years old) sit on his lap and have control of the steering wheel?" Tunku Idris asked. 

"I urge all parents to please buckle up their children because if something bad happens and the child flies out of your car, you can't put the blame 100% on the other and not on yourself," he added.

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I thought I’ve see it all but today was by far the worst. I’ve seen children jumping around with no seatbelts on either in the back or on their parents lap in the front passenger seat. But today I came across a car driving dangerously slow in the fast lane, the owner had so many cushions in the rear windshield that he can’t even see the back. As I drove passed him I was shocked. What kind of irresponsible father would let his son (looks like 5) sit on his lap and have control of the steering wheel? I urge all parents to please buckle up their children because if something bad happens and the child fly out of your car you cant put the blame 100% on the other and not on yourself.

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However, the post did not mention exactly where and when the incident took place.

The post garnered over 2,600 likes in three hours, with many agreeing with the Johor prince's statement. The post was accompanied with a road warning sign.

Rosli Ahmad Taha (matli_asadi) commented, "A moving car is not a playground."

Elfie Azlan (elfieazlan) wrote that even though many accidents have happened, the community does not take it seriously until someone experiences it.

Instagram user chhiida commented, "One never thinks it would happen until one is in it. Regret is of no use (sic)"

It is reported that the number of road accidents nationwide increased from 533,875 in 2017 to 548,598 cases last year.


   

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