ESMA and Child Safety to distribute conforming child car seats in Sharjah

  • Wednesday 06, December 2017 in 12:18 PM
  • During the meeting
Sharjah24: The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) has received a delegation from the Child Safety Campaign of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in the Emirate of Sharjah for details of its recent initiative to distribute a number of children's seats in accordance with UAE standards in Sharjah.

On the sidelines of the meeting, two of the UAE's suppliers of children's seats have been awarded a certificate of conformity to the UAE standards for children's seats.

The child safety campaign will start distributing a number of matching seats through the two companies in order to promote awareness of the importance of providing children's seats Conforming to UAE standards and consolidating the principles of social responsibility.

Abdulla Al Maeeni, Director General of (ESMA), welcomed the delegation of the Child Safety Campaign and the consulting firm, confirmed that the proper of the system and the regulation will increase the chances of children surviving in vehicles when collisions occur. A process to reduce the overall incidence of road traffic accidents at the federal level.

The UAE regulation for the control of child's car seats can be installed in vehicles in line with the new amendments to the executive regulations of the Federal Traffic Law, and entered into force at the beginning of last July, especially with regard to requiring drivers to provide seats for children under the age of four in vehicles. He added.

About four months ago, a delegation from the Child Safety Campaign, visited the headquarters of ESMA to review the latest developments of the UAE regulation for the control of child seats installed in vehicles.

Almaeeni highlighted the importance of integration and coordination between the federal and local government agencies to raise public awareness indicators and adopt the UAE system for child restraints in vehicles. This will be achieved by the increase in quality of life indicators due to the reduction of child injuries in vehicle accidents. In this context, at the level of parents and children. He said.

According to official studies issued by the State earlier, about 70% of fatal injuries in children were caused by traffic accidents.   

The UAE standard specifies that there must be an Arabic and English identification guide with the children's car seat, including the signs and warnings about using, and the presence of the UAE conformity certificate on the seat, which indicates that it conforms to the highest international standards adopted in this regard, according to the United Nations, administered by the Economic and Social Council.

Hanadi Al Yafei, Director of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, Committee of the Child Safety Campaign, said: "The child safety campaign is moving steadily towards translating the visions and directives of Her Highness Sheikha Jawahar bint Mohammed AlQasimi, Wife of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohamed AlQasimi, the Ruler of Sharjah.

She was one of the first advocates of the need to establish a binding law for children car seats in vehicles, and drew the attention of all families on the need to adhere to the highest standards of safety and safety for children.

"After the amendment to the Federal Traffic Law, which stipulates that children aged 4 years or less must be required in vehicles, the campaign has intensified its awareness-raising activities on this subject to increase awareness of the need to pay attention to the types of seats matching the UAE standards, Age, and find out how to use it properly, and pay attention to the history of its validity" she added.