Italian safety law fits car seats with alarms

New Italian safety legislation will soon make it law that child car seats must be installed with electronic safety alarms to prevent small children from being left in cars.

The new law, which has been passed by the Italian Senate, follows a number of fatal incidents which have taken place in Italy over the last few years. It will ensure that child car seats used in the country will have to be fitted with electronic safety alarms from Monday 1 July, 2019.

The aim of the legislation is to alert parents and carers to the presence of the child in the car seat, preventing them from being left unattended for extended periods of time. It will apply both to Italian residents and visitors to the country.

“The new CRS law passed in August by the Italian Senate is big news,” said JMDA Design’s creative and managing director Derrick Barker. “If this law proves successful in reducing the number of fatal incidents involving children being left unattended in vehicles in Italy, it may well be adopted by other European countries and eventually by the rest of the world.”

He continued; “We are working closely with our Italian colleagues from DGS Project and bringing new information as it is released to our customers. Anyone concerned and keen to talk through the new regulation and its impact on the CRS industry should get in touch.”

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