Here’s how Amy Perez answered back to LTO director about car seats for children below 12 years old.
TYANG AMY PEREZ – Kapamilya host Tyang Amy Perez has this hit back to LTO Director Atty. Clarence Guinto that caught social media attention.
Children aged 12 years old and below, starting Tuesday, February 02, 2021, are now not allowed in taking the front seats in private vehicles. They must be seated in child restraint systems (CRS) or car seats as part of the full implementation of the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act.
However, those who fall above the 4’11’ height requirement may use the regular seat belt. Meanwhile, as the law may take effect, violators will not be apprehended just yet for at least in the next three months and be on warning mode. This time will be used to disseminate information over the new law.
Under the new law, the following are the fine for violating:
- Php 1,000.00 for 1st offense
- Php 2,000.00 for 2nd offense
- Php 5,000.00 for 3rd offense and succeeding offense and a one-year suspension of driver’s license
And recently, in Tyang Amy Perez’s interview with Land Transportation Office (LTO) Director Atty. Clarence Guinto, he was asked about those tall children of young age.
Tyang Amy asked, “Kung ang 12 years old sobrang tangkad at siya po ay lalagyan ng booster…aangat at tatama ang ulo sa kotse. Hindi po ba mas delikado ‘yun?” and his reply to this is, “Siguro Ma’am Amy, laki-lakihan mo sasakyan mo.”
Perez immediately clarified that she’s not referring about her situation. She’s accordingly talking in behalf of the people who has this lingering questions as well.
Meanwhile, in situations such as medical emergencies are exempted.
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