ST survey: Does your child need a child-seat?

A sales advisor shows a child seat at Robinsons in 2012. Under Singapore law, failing to comply with child-seat regulations can incur a fine of up to $1,000 or jail of up to three months. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER 
A sales advisor shows a child seat at Robinsons in 2012. Under Singapore law, failing to comply with child-seat regulations can incur a fine of up to $1,000 or jail of up to three months. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER 

SINGAPORE - A letter published recently in The Sunday Times forum ("Lack of awareness on child-seat rules") has cast the spotlight on the issue of child safety in cars.

The forum contributor pointed out that instances of children not being secured in an approved child restraint are common, and she has seen kids standing on the seats or climbing between the front and back seats.

Under Singapore law, failing to comply with child-seat regulations can incur a fine of up to $1,000 or jail of up to three months.

How well do you know the child-seat laws and guidelines? Take the quiz here.

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