In the news, we just found out that a 3-year old kid died on this accident plus two adults. Condolences for the loss.
It was a horrible site to look at, and the image persisted until I slept that Sunday night. This made me realize on the importance of safety for the kids when traveling.
In the Philippines, it’s very rare that I see child car seats being used. I could understand that if you drive around the city where the maximum speed is less than 20kph due to traffic. You would rather spend your money on toys, food and clothes than a car seat.
As a family, we were advocates of child safety so we took the time to invest on these car seats. However, last year, we had a difficult time making the kids stay in their seats so we opted to just leave the seats in the house. Last weekend’s accident was a wake up call for us. Hope we could convince them this time to use the seats and buckle up.