When it comes to borrowing a "wheelchair," people think of the hospitals. However, do you know you can also borrow “child safety seats” free of charge from 14 regional hospitals from November onwards? Putting aside your own identification document(s) at the service desk or the nursing station, you can take a child safety seat away with you.
According to the statistics published by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, a child weighing 10 kilograms will receive an impact of 300 kilograms in a car collision if he/she is not restrained by a child safety seat in a vehicle running at a speed of 40 kilometers. The child is most likely to be thrown out of the car as a result.
Moreover, if the child in a car seat is not placed in the back seat but the front passenger seat, he/she will be thrown into the windshield, causing irreparable harm. According to a survey made by the World Children's Organization, a correct use of child safety seat in a car can reduce 71% of mortality rate for children in a car accident.
Huang Mei-na (黃美娜), Director-general of Health Bureau of Taichung City Government, said, “It is very important to have infants or small children placed in appropriate child safety seats and restrained in the back seat of a vehicle when traveling. To promote traffic safety for children, we will have 14 medical institutions to lend child safety seats free of charge in November and onwards. Please present your documents to the staff at the service desk for the service.” (read more)