Implementation of CRS in advocacy stage until year ends – Wee Ka Siong


THE use of child seat or child restraint system (CRS) in vehicles is still in the advocacy stage until end of the year, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.

He said this was to allow the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) to review the suitability of enforcing the system, including in terms of age and height of children required to use CRS, whereby a comprehensive action plan on it would be announced later.

“Give us until end of the year, until we have enough narrative and advocacy to implement the ruling,” he said during the question and answer session at the Dewan Rakyat sitting here today.

He was responding to a question by Datuk Zakaria Mohd Edris @ Tubau (Bersatu-Libaran) on the progress of the child restraint system (CRS) policy which was enforced last Jan 1 and whether the government had plans to extend the implementation of the CRS to the public transport sector.