Abu Dhabi Police promotes awareness of the importance of child seats in vehicles

The Abu Dhabi Police Child Patrol carried out an educational awareness program for parents, drivers, on the importance of children sitting in the seats designated for them inside the vehicle, in cooperation with the Sheikh Zayed Private Academy in Abu Dhabi.

The program comes within the "Safe Return to Schools" initiative, which focuses on intensifying awareness in order to preserve the safety of students during their journey and return to and from schools, with the participation of the Happiness Patrol.

Captain Faisal Rashid Al Dhanhani, a member of the Happiness Patrol team at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate in the Central Operations Sector, said that the educational program witnessed a great response from parents who interacted positively with the instructions of the elements of the Happiness Patrol and the Child Patrol about children sitting in the correct way in the vehicle and fastening the seat belt.

He pointed out the importance of having child seats inside vehicles to reduce the risk of accidents, and the resulting injuries and deaths.. He warned families of the dangers of children under the age of ten riding in the front seats.

He stressed that Law No. (5) of 2020 regarding impounding vehicles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is a violation of allowing a child under ten years of age to sit in the front seat of the vehicle, a fine of 400 dirhams, and the financial value of releasing the vehicle is 5,000 dirhams, provided that the vehicle is impounded until the financial value for releasing the seizure is paid. For a maximum period of three months, and in the event of non-payment of dues, the vehicle shall be referred for sale in a public auction.

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