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Du30 defers new child car seat law

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The government has indefinitely put off the implementation of the controversial law mandating the installation of car seats for children owing to the collective howl raised by millions of affected motorists.


In doing so, President Duterte was quoted as saying “this isn’t the proper time to implement the law.”


Sen. Christopher Go, interviewed by the Philippine News Agency, said Mr. Duterte decided to postpone enforcement of said law in deference to Filipinos who are already reeling from the effects of the Covid pandemic in terms of decreased income.


Sen. Go said there is actually no need to rush as children are not allowed to go out of their residences during quarantine.


According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), no exact date has been set for the enforcement of Republic Act 11229 or the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act, only that it would take some 6 months to iron out all the kinks associated with it.


Concerned officials are currently finalizing the protocols, considering that special training is required as the safety of children is involved.


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