VIDEO: This Kid Teaches Us How to Keep Him Safe in a Car
For every parent or guardian, this is a must-watch video. Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM), the automaker who has safety entrenched in its DNA, has released this video in timely fashion since it is the school holidays, a period when the number of road accidents rises. The video stars a young boy who explains at great length about the correct usage of seat belts and child safety seats.
You see, a child differs greatly from an adult in terms of body structure, bone density, and such. A seat belt is made of polyester and woven intricately together; its tensile strength can support up to three metric tonnes. Seat belts are constructed for an adult’s body structure to help prevent serious injury. However, if used on a child, it could cause harm instead. What we are saying is that the correct seat belts have to be used appropriately for a child, and this video tells us why:
Volvo Car Malaysia has partnered with KidZania and Volvo Trucks to embark on a road safety education campaign that is designed for children, hosted in the themepark in Mutiara Damansara, as well as through roadshows at various schools.
“I believe that all parents would want to protect their children to the best of their ability but there exist a lot of misconceptions of what is considered safe,” said VCM Managing Director, Lenart Stegland. “Our safety campaign aims to better educate the parents and inculcate good safety habits in children.”
One may also download a comprehensive manual on VCM’s website (click here) where you can read about child restraints, FAQs on belt positioning, and front- and rear-facing child seats, and much more.
“We hope that the manual will provide enough information for parents and answer questions that parents might have about in-car safety for children, such as what is the best place to place a child in a car, or whether a seat belt causes harm for a mother-to-be,” Stegland added.
As Volvo has stated, it aims to ensure that no one is killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020, provided the drivers and passengers are properly secured in their three-point seat belts.