Wednesday, February 24, 2010

About time!

At last some proper attention to this major issue in the region. The sickening fact as it say:-

"A 2008 report by UAE University said that, nationwide, there were 460 deaths relating to traffic among children up to 14 between 2000 and 2006. Forty-one per cent of them were children under four."

How many of these lives could have been saved by taking such simple steps to protect these children. When will this country wake up to the danger it is putting it's children in everyday. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that it is dangerous. Why do parents continue to put their own children in such danger. It annoys the hell out of me and makes me want to scream at everyone I see driving by with their children sat on laps, climbing over the car, in-between the two front seats, heads hanging out of the window or even on the dashboard!

I hope this campaign grows and brings in some new laws. The problem with that, as with many other laws, is that I doubt they will be enforced effectively..........

Buckle up to save a child
Mitya Underwood
The National - News
24 Feb 2010

ABU DHABI Parents who fail to strap their children into car seats risk turning them into “human missiles” in the event of an accident, doctors said yesterday. As they demanded a law governing the safety of children in vehicles, medical experts more...
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