Child safety seats distributed to new mothers at Al Qassimi Hospital … reports Asian Lite News.
The Child Safety Campaign (CSC), a subsidiary of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), has distributed 20 car seats to new mothers at Al Qassimi Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Sharjah. The delivery of the seats is part of the campaign’s community initiative to ensure the safety of children travelling in vehicles.
Established to promote awareness of child safety in vehicles and the importance of using car seats and seatbelts, the initiative is in line with the recent amendments to the Federal Traffic Law that makes it mandatory for drivers to use car seats for toddlers and seatbelts for older children.
The initiative is also an implementation of a cooperation agreement that was signed last week between the CSC and the UAE Federal Traffic Council, which aimed to distribute 366 child safety car seats to all segments of society in the Emirate of Sharjah, with recipients including disadvantaged families, new mothers, families of children with disabilities and taxi drivers who regularly carry young children.
The first batch of 50 car seats was distributed to drivers in the Al Rifa’a Area in Sharjah immediately after the agreement was signed, with 200 seats then given to the Department of Social Services in Sharjah for distribution to families in need.
The initiative also delivered 30 car seats to Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority to be installed in taxis dedicated to women and families at Sharjah International Airport, while another 40 seats were delivered to children with disabilities and special needs, an activity that was conducted in cooperation with Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services.